Our nation’s minority veteran community is disproportionately impacted by mental health and substance abuse issues.
November 19, 2020
For immediate release
VFR Healthcare and Minority Veterans of America to Expand Access of Behavioral Health Services to Underserved Veteran Population
Veteran & First Responder (VFR) Healthcare (“VFR”), a leading provider of technology-enabled mental health and substance use treatment, and the Veteran non-profit, Minority Veterans of America (“MVA”), today announced a partnership to enhance access to mental health and substance use services to underserved veterans around the country.
Minority Veterans of America and VFR Healthcare share a mission-focused mentality of taking care of service members, Veterans, and their families. This partnership will enhance and complement resources available to underserved veterans in the community.
“As an organization that believes all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation deserve care, dignity and respect, it is of critical importance for us to address the significant unmet need for treatment services among all minority service members, veterans and their families. We are honored to be working with MVA to take this issue head on. “
“Our nation’s minority veteran community is disproportionately impacted by mental health and substance abuse issues,” said Lindsay Church, a Navy veteran, and Executive Director of Minority Veterans of America. “Within our communities, minority veterans face systemic barriers to accessing comprehensive and quality substance abuse and mental health treatment opportunities. We are proud to be partnering with the team at VFR Healthcare to help increase equitable access to those life-saving services and to improve the health and well-being of the entire minority veteran community.”
About Minority Veterans of America
Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that was designed to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans, including women, people of color, LGBTQ, and religious minorities. The organization aims to transform the narrative of the American veteran by building an interconnected community, fostering greater understanding of our memberships’ identities, and serving minority veterans through the development of targeted programming and advocacy.
About VFR Healthcare
VFR (Veteran & First Responder) Healthcare is a Veteran-owned and operated organization that was founded to increase the access to, and quality of, outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment for Veterans, first responders, and their families. VFR’s clinical and medical leadership team, all of whom are Veterans, developed trauma-informed clinical programming designed to address the specific issues and unique needs, preferences, and values of Veterans, first responders, and their families and incorporates these principles to all programs and services provided. VFR Healthcare’s multi-disciplinary teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed and credentialed therapists are trained in evidence-based psychotherapy practices as well as military/Veteran and first responder cultural competencies. VFR Healthcare offers a wide range of technology-enabled, confidential, and trauma-informed outpatient treatment programs and services delivered in-person or via teletherapy for individuals suffering from mental health and/or substance use issues, including intensive outpatient programs, outpatient programs, and early intervention services. All services provided by VFR Healthcare, whether in-person or via teletherapy, are in-network with major commercial health insurance companies, TRICARE, and the VA Community Care Network (CCN).
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