The Need for Transformative Veteran & First Responder Care
The Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network addresses the epidemic of invisible wounds that afflict our nation’s veterans and first responders. Traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress afflict nearly 1 out of every 3 military personnel deployed to war zones since 2001. An estimated 30% of our nation’s first responders are also dealing with depression and post-traumatic stress.
Gary Sinise Talks About GSF Avalon Network
The Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network builds upon the Foundation’s long history of supporting the mental wellness needs of our nation’s heroes and their families. Over the next several years, the Foundation will establish additional treatment and training sites nationwide for veterans and first responders experiencing traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse. Utilizing proven treatment, training, and rehabilitation methods from Boulder Crest Foundation and the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, the Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network is envisioned as a leading cognitive health and mental wellness provider for our veterans, first responders, and their families.
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Are you a veteran or first responder experiencing traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, or substance abuse? We want to help.
How It Started
The Avalon Fund was formed in 2019 as a partnership between the Marcus Institute for Brain Health and Boulder Crest Foundation. The Fund's mission was focused on scaling innovative and effective traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress programs for those in need.
Since 9/11, nearly 3 million Americans have been deployed to war zones across the globe, and this has taken a tremendous toll on our nation’s heroes who are returning with both visible and invisible wounds.
GSF Avalon Network Locations
Over the next several years, the Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network will establish additional treatment and training sites nationwide for veterans and first responders suffering from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse.
Post-traumatic stress care sites facilitating the Boulder Crest Warrior PATHH program.
Academic Medical Centers
Traumatic brain injury care sites facilitating brain health assessments and treatments pioneered by the Marcus Institute for Brain Health.
Mobile Training Team
Post-traumatic stress care sites led by traveling mobile training team facilitating the Boulder Crest Warrior PATHH program.
Learn More About Our Partners
Those suffering from traumatic brain injuries receive comprehensive care at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, whose experts in brain health work hand in hand with patients to treat the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that accompany trauma to the head.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes positive change in peoples’ lives and builds and enhances the communities in which they live. We seek innovative solutions that enable youth, families, and communities to achieve results beyond what seems possible.
Established by Bernie Marcus, The Marcus Foundation has given over $135 million dollars to support military and veteran communities since 2009. The foundation also focuses on supporting children, Jewish causes, medical research, free enterprise, and community.
Boulder Crest Foundation uses the proven science of posttraumatic growth to heal, train, and advocate for combat veterans, first responders, and their families who have experienced trauma, ensuring they are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
"I am proud to announce the launch of the Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network. This cognitive health and mental wellness network will further expand our services to veterans and first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and substance abuse to help heal the invisible wounds afflicting too many of our nation's heroes, transforming struggle into strength, and lifelong posttraumatic growth."