The Soldiers Project
Mission Statement: Free confidential therapy for Post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones. Serving all branches, regardless of discharge status.
The Soldiers Project is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing free, confidential psychological services to US military veterans and their loved ones who have served at any time after September 11, 2011.
Started in 2004, The Soldiers Project served more than 500 clients in 2014 alone. More than 5,600 hours of service were donated in 2014, worth more than $1.1 million.
The Soldiers Project estimates that for every $1,000 in donations, it allows them to provide a full year of mental health services per client. 91.8% of donations to The Soldiers Project is spent on operations and programs.
*As of September 2014, 2.7 American veterans have served in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.
*At least 20% of Iraq/Afghanistan veterans have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or depression.
*50% of veterans who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder do not seek treatment due to a myriad of issues including VA delays and cost.
*Out of the 50% of veterans that receive treatment, only half of them get minimally adequate treatment.
Statistics and information compiled from The Soldiers Project and the Center for Military Health Policy Search. In-depth study of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can be found at: http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG720.pdf