Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with military service.
Treatment programs available include sessions at the outpatient clinic for folks in the New England area, an Intensive Clinical Program where Veterans can come from anywhere in the country for a two-week, concentrated, outpatient stay with treatment, lodging, meals and transportation fully paid for. Home Base provides couples counseling when one spouse has post-traumatic stress, support groups for family members, parenting advice and tool kits, and babysitting when the child’s parents are at the clinic for treatment.
Wellness programs for Veterans and families include the Warrior Health and Fitness Program designed to improve the physical health and well-being of Veteran participants through supervised exercise, education about healthy eating, living, sleep hygiene and stress management. The Resilient Warrior and Resilient Family series focuses on the mind-body connection and helping participant’s better handle stress. The Adventure Series provides an opportunity for military families to get together and enjoy fun, free activities while learning more about the services Home Base provides.
On the Education front, initiatives focus on training community clinicians and first responders to better recognize, assist and treat those suffering from the invisible wounds. And, on the Research side, Home Base remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments– ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century warrior and military family.
All treatment, wellness programs and research opportunities are provided to Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their families at no cost to them. Education offerings are provided to healthcare professionals, first responders and community members free of charge. Discharge status is not a determination factor for participation.