Why We Are Here
Access to Services
Half of post-9/11 veterans aren"t enrolled with the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system and are not getting the mental health care and critical health services they need.
Our response: We bridge the gaps in the existing healthcare system to make it easy for RVP Clients to access the quality, timely care they deserve.
Stigma of Mental Illness
Over one-third of military personnel say seeking mental health treatment would damage their military career.
Our response: Services provided to RVP Clients are completely confidential, which helps reduce fear of stigma or reprisal.
If you were born before 1955, there"s a 75% chance you have an immediate family member in the military. But today, the odds are just 15%. Most people don"t know anyone who serves in the military. Yet thousands of veterans, active duty service members, and their families are our neighbors. Stereotypes and misinformation can easily get in the way of civilians and veterans forming strong relationships within their communities.
Our response: Many of our volunteers have military backgrounds. And for those who don"t, we provide trainings year-round from experts in suicide prevention, military sexual trauma, military culture, and more. Our trainings help RVP Volunteers understand and address the unique challenges of military life.
Cost of Health Care
Over half of military families don"t have enough savings to cover three months of living expenses; paying for health care is a major barrier for families in need.
Our response: Our free health services are without hidden fees or strings attached so that RVP Clients get the care they need. RVP is a rare example of free, confidential healthcare for veterans outside of government services.
Finding a Trusted Provider
It takes a lot of trust to choose a health provider. And stamina, too finding or affording a provider can be a struggle within a struggle. Many veterans aren"t getting critical health care because they can"t find a provider they trust, or there are too many hurdles to jump.
Our response: Veterans and families use our online directory to find a trusted provider of their choice and receive free services for as long as they need to heal. No strings attached. We are the only non-profit providing free, confidential health services for local veterans and families in the Pacific Northwest.
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