The UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC) is honored to be one of 13 Spring grant recipients announced by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF)!
The NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation partnership “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” grant is investing in the improvement of Veteran and caregiver health and wellness, supporting Veteran and military family transition into civilian communities, and addressing the acute and critical needs of Veterans impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The VFWC’s innovative TEAM (Transition Education And Mentoring) program is directly supported by this grant. TEAM is designed to aid Veterans and families throughout the transition to civilian life, at any point where they might benefit from developing and sharpening skills to help them surmount challenges. Incorporating current research regarding transition and evidence-based resilience skills training, the program aims to assist those charting a new path at any time after military service via examination of identity, mission, meaning and purpose as they apply to self-selected goals along 11 key dimensions of Veteran and family life. TEAM teaches tangible resilience-building strategies coupled with peer support and mentoring.
Offered virtually, this program is available to Veterans and their family members in the comfort of their own home, or to Veteran groups. Providers can also engage with the TEAM resilience trainers and VFWC resources to enhance their professional abilities to serve Veterans and their families during times of change.
The generous support of the NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation partnership “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” grant will allow the VFWC to expand this promising program in order to serve more Veterans in varied formats and support even more families.