Those who serve our nation in the military, whether during wartime or peace, sometimes need help reintegrating into civilian society. Over the years, RHD has assisted veterans with issues of homelessness, drug or alcohol abuse, incarceration, trauma, mental illness and anxiety in its human-services programs throughout the country.
In 2009, alarmed at the nation’s lack of capacity to help them, RHD began a nationwide program for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans – and their families – aimed at easing the difficult transition stateside. Called Healing Ajax, the project is based on veterans who’ve made the transition successfully guiding those who haven’t yet done so, using a trauma-recovery group support model especially modified for combat veterans. Family members benefit from similar support sessions. Stigma-free and solidly confidential, Healing Ajax aims to serve tens of thousands of veterans and family members.
All the programs listed below assist veterans. Please click on the links for more information.
'There with you then. Here for you now.'
No one understands the transition from the battlefield to the homefront like someone who has endured it and managed it. That's why RHD's Healing Ajax program for veterans battling issues from PTSD to depression relies upon peer support groups led by trained veterans. Read about Healing Ajax, and the work being done to support our best and our bravest – this time, at home.
Government partners: Federal, state and local governments share a resolve toward serving veterans in need but their own programs are often underused because of veteran concerns about confidentiality and anonymity. RHD is the perfect nongovernmental partner; along with our credibility and expertise, we protect the identities of those veterans we serve.
Families and caregivers: America’s fighting men and women deserve America’s care upon their return to civilian life. RHD respects the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made to the country and is committed to help them successfully manage their reintegration.
Veterans are always welcome at the multitude of RHD programs throughout the nation. But as veterans’ issues accelerate as a result of the growing number of men and women sent into combat situations and returning home, RHD is specializing in services directly addressing veterans needs. With your help, we can make sure every veteran who needs our services gets them, before it’s too late.
Government partners please contact Jim McPhail at 215-951-0300
or email at
You can find a program to fit your needs from our list at the bottom of this page.Any questions?
Contact us at VeteranIssues@rhd.org