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Causes: Community Mental Health Centers, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Mission: We provide free, unlimited, confidential psychological counseling to post-9/11 Veterans and their loved ones. All branches are served and counseling is provided to all regardless of discharge status.

Target demographics: post-9/11 Veterans and their loved ones

Direct beneficiaries per year: 540 post-9/11 Veterans and their loved ones.

Geographic areas served: 7 states

Programs: mental health counseling

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Karen353

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began as an Intern at The Soldiers Project through the MSW program at USC. Not only did I gain valuable experience here in the non-profit sector, I also got to see first hand how dedicated and genuinely interested they are in the well-being of military families. I myself am a surviving spouse and found it personally gratifying to know that a program, organization, and people of such caliber are looking to meet the needs of our service members and their families. I love TSP and thank you for all you do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer clinician working with Veterans for this organization. I am proud to be a volunteer and contributing to the success of The Soldiers Project. There is not a more worthwhile organization I would rather place my time and effort into!
Dr Beth Siegel,PsyD.

David312

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work on the board of a different non-profit and, in my travels, I have worked with one of the board members of The Soldiers Project on many occasions. Most of our conversations have been around raising awareness and funds to help those in need. I have rarely met a more passionate individual so loyal to a cause. For many years he has regularly given away his personal time, stepping away from his wife and kids over the weekend to work for this exceptional group.

In my experience, when members of the board believe this strongly in what they are working for, you have an organization worth your time.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organization helps veterans reclaim their lives after coming home. Outreach and help for the soldier with wounds that cannot always be seen. They work with professionals who donate their time in several states. Definitely a worthy organization for recognition of their efforts

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began as a volunteer psychologist after attending a training by the founder, Dr. Judith Broder in 2006, who has inspired many of us with her dedication and leadership. Working with the Soldiers Project providing therapy to couples and families affected by war has provided me with invaluable learning and professional development.
The consultation group experience with other licensed volunteers has been meaningful as have the many hours of training provided to me as a volunteer. This is a wonderful way to give back to our community and to those who serve, and is much needed.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family thoroughly researched the services that The Soldiers Project offers before making a contribution to them. We also met with Adam Greenwald, the Executive Director, and had the opportunity to ask many questions. We continue to be happy with our decision to support this worthy organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked as a consultant with the development staff while they were seeking new full-time staff. The Soldiers Project was a wonderful agency to work for and with. They provide a service that meets an unfilled need for the provision of mental health counseling not only for veterans, but also for the people who love them.

Advisor

Rating: 5

THANK YOU Soldiers Project for the work you do, filling a big service gap for our veterans. I can speak mostly with someone who works with the office staff at Soldiers Project, that every decision seems to go through a thoughtful process. I'm not a veteran and so can't speak to the services themselves - I understand they are great - but can say that this is a nonprofit that is run very well. Bravo Soldiers Project!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Soldiers Project fills a void in the universe of returned veterans, helping to heal the invisible wounds of those who have bravely served our country. They do great work in helping those suffering from PTSD, and doing so anonymously so that those who need help or perhaps even more likely to seek and receive it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Soldiers Project does important and powerful work helping combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan adjust to the trauma of their wartime experience and to life as a civilian. PTSD, TBI, moral injury, MST are just a few of psychological maladies the Soldiers Project addresses. I have spent six years as a volunteer therapist for this fine organization, and found the work they do rewarding, the staff respectful, warm, and highly competent, and the need of its services immense and growing every year.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Without the Soldiers Project, many veterans would have little to no real access to mental healthcare. Long waits or lack of availability for appointments at the VA are a very real problem, and great nonprofits like this one are much needed to fill the gaps! I am so appreciative of the work they do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a very worthy cause. These men and women need our support. They have given more than we will ever understand.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for TSP for six months, helping to raise money. Andrea, Adam and the rest of TSP's people are passionate and professional. The vibe in the office is very wholesome and comfortable, yet very purposeful. Sometimes it seemed difficult raising money to help the psychological needs of soldiers, as opposed to their physical needs. Therefore, I wish the general public would realize that emotional ravages of war can be just as debilitating as physical ones, although they might not be as apparent. This is why TSP's mission is so important. These are wonderful people helping America's heroes in a quiet, but powerful way.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a close family member of an Army Platoon SSgt who has served in infantry in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I had concerns about PTSD and mental health availability for both the soldiers and the family members of soldiers returning from deployment. When I decided to volunteer with a not for profit with focus on individuals who had served in the military and their families, I looked around and tried to find a program that worked directly with helping returning soldiers live the best lives possible. I even went as far as visiting The Soldiers Project office in LA while I was on a business trip, just to see the group up close and personal. I volunteered because I believe in the cause and I have had a good experience with the genuine care exhibited by the volunteers and staff that I have met I really like the work that I do, which is personally reaching out to Active Duty and Veterans Organizations. There is much acknowledgement in the military community of the need for mental health that is free and serves any veteran post 9/11 regardless of discharge status. I am generally met with open arms when I visit military bases and Veteran Centers.In the cases where there has been lots of questions , its generally because The Soldiers Project "seems too good to be true". The Soldiers Project is the real thing and I am proud to be a part of this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It took quite some time to get up the nerve to actually call and talk to Charlie at the Soldiers House, it was even harder to go in and "start therapy". But once the anxiety wore off and the sessions started.....I realized that I could greive for a lost friend, I could voice my rage about "The Army". I could talk about my deepest darkest fears.......I could find healing thru discussion and addressing issues. The Soldiers House has honestly changed my life and my relationships with my family! I am very thankful for it and I have tried to put myself out there to promote our local chapter.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with The Soldiers Project through a Taproot service grant for their first annual report. My role was as Account Director and Project Manager. It was pleasure to work with everyone at The Soldiers Project and meet some of their therapists and clients. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and dedication of their Executive Director and Development Director toward serving the post 911 vets, their families and friends, and their ongoing effort to expand their client and volunteer therapist base. I can say that The Soldiers Project has had a positive influence on the success of veterans returning home.

Holly74

Advisor

Rating: 5

I’ve worked and volunteered with over a dozen organizations over the years and by far The Soldiers Project is one of the best. From a thoughtful and innovative staff to caring board members, this organization values their patrons and clients. They provide invaluable resources for the veteran community in Los Angeles and the work they do solidifies why we need to continue to support our troops and provide post counseling and therapy projects to ensure our vets the proper care after they have risked their lives for us.

When I first met with the staff, I immediately knew I found a charity that I wanted to dedicate more time to and assist in any way that I can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As Chapter Director of Pets For Vets Ventura County, CA, The Soldiers Project has graciously extended their therapeutic expertise to our dog trainers that work closely with veterans with PTSD, TBI, MST, Major Depression, etc. This has given our dog trainers excellent insight regarding triggers and symptoms while interacting with the veteran. This has helped them build better interpersonal skills with the veteran which ensures a successful companion pet match. Big thank you to TSP for all of your support!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work with Makeovers that Matter, a nonprofit that provides a holistic - body and mind program for female veterans. One of the most important elements of our program is self-evaluation. We strengthen this part of the program through our collaboration with The Soldiers Project. They provide an ongoing safety net for our vets through their one-on -one counseling with caring, compassionate professionals. They are the best.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Soldiers Project is an outstanding non-profit. Compassionate dedication to our Veterans and their loved ones is demonstrated through all they do. I have been working with The Soldiers Project as a website admin and it is inspiring to click through their site and see the incredible scope of their operation. Not only do they provide free professional psychotherapy for post 9/11 service members, but they also reach out to educate the general public on the challenges of returning home. Their upcoming national conference, “Honor and Healing: 10 Years of The Soldiers Project” addresses this reintegration and is sure to be a wonderful resource for mental health professionals, Veterans, and the community at-large.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer therapist for TSP I whole-heartedly support the organization and its mission. To those who served; you gave, risked and sometimes lost so much, your families gave, and we know your return home is not always easy. To the rest of us; it is time for us to give back. I hope that giving my time and expertise, willingly, free, and unrestricted makes a powerful statement of how much I honor the veterans in my community.