2024 Home Base...Healing the Invisible Wounds of War
Home Base runners are back raising funds to help Heal the Invisible Wounds of War for veterans, service members and their families. Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to supporting 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, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues associated with service.
Since its inception, Home Base has provided care and support to more than 24,000 Veterans and Family Members and provided more than 79,000 training sessions for clinicians, educators, first responders and community members – all at no cost. In the words of Team Captain General (ret.) Jack Hammond “Today we are able to treat hundreds of thousands of people, but we still lose more than 20 veterans each day, and we’ve lost 100,000 veterans to suicide since 9/11. That is a staggering number. It is an epidemic. We’re here to help try to stem the tide of veterans committing suicide.”