Homeward Bound (homewardboundtelethon.org/Home.html) is a telethon organized to help veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI.
Military service men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life face many challenges. As volunteers for the armed forces, many serve multiple deployments, sustain serious, sometimes disfiguring injuries particular to modern methods of warfare, and often suffer physical and emotional traumas that require long-term rehabilitation. Post deployment, upon returning home, re-integration to community, employment, and society can be tough.
Most soldiers do come home. Many make a smooth transition to civilian life, picking up where they left off with family, workplace and community. But some veterans struggle to readjust, due to the effects of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. These diagnoses respond well to the specialized treatment required in order to heal. Evidenced-based care and effective treatment for PTS and TBI are available for veterans who need help. With increased awareness of these issues, and with ongoing scientific research, more veterans who suffer can receive treatment as they return to civilian life.
Established in 2012 by Leonard Wilf, Connie Francis and Bruce Charet, and registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity, Haven From the Storm will engage in fundraising activities to benefit returning service men and women. The Homeward Bound Telethon is one such activity...and the "Haven From The Storm" Foundation will offer funding to many reputable charities.