USA Cares – Treating Invisible Wounds

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USA Cares
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Robert P. Givens is an expert in national security decision making, with masters degrees in national security strategy, airpower art and science, military operational art/science, and public administration. Currently serving as president of RPG Consulting LLC, Robert P. Givens spends his time outside of work assisting and supporting USA Cares.

USA Cares is an organization that provides financial assistance and other forms of support for post-9/11 military veterans (or currently serving soldiers) and their families. The group began in a city in Kentucky as a response to the needs of soldiers after 9/11 and quickly expanded – USA Cares now helps veterans across the country. With this new reach, USA Cares is able to offer a variety of services and programs for military families in need.

USA Cares has a multitude of financial assistance programs, some with the aim of assisting soldiers and veterans with their mental health. One of these programs is the Combat Injured program. Combat Injured was launched in response to the steadily-growing number of soldiers suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) who were unable to seek help because of their financial burdens, as the VA does pay for treatment, but does not provide any financial benefits. Combat Injured helps soldiers and veterans pay their mortgages and utilities, and buy food and other basic necessities for their families. This support allows the service members to fully focus on seeking the treatment they need for the best recovery outcome possible.

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