Emory Receives $29.2 Million From Wounded Warrior Project

Emory Receives $29.2 Million From Wounded Warrior Project

Emory University in Atlanta has announced a $29.2 million grant from the Wounded Warrior Project to add space to and build the capacity of its Woodruff Health Science Center.

The five-year grant will support expansion of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, which operates a two-week outpatient treatment program designed to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression and anxiety re-engage in daily life while promoting their physical and mental health and wellness. Veterans and service members from across the country who qualify for the program are treated at no cost, giving them access to a wide range of services, including daily individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, wellness services, finance and career classes, and various recreational activities.

The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program is one of four U.S. programs in the Wounded Warrior Project's Warrior Care Network, which provides mental health care to veterans or service members who served or deployed after 9/11.

"Emory Healthcare Veterans Program delivers impactful mental health treatment for warriors," said Michael Richardson, vice president for mental health and independence services at the Wounded Warrior Project. "We're proud to extend this partnership with a $29 million investment over the next five years. We have to work together to deliver the care warriors earned."

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"Emory Receives $29 Million From Wounded Warrior Project." Emory University Press Release 09/17/2018.