We are a group of volunteer licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves) and veterans and their loved ones who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Soldiers Project provides you the opportunity to help ensure psychological help will always be there. You can help by making a contribution, donating your time as a therapist, skilled professional or as an advocate.
Your donation provides free psychological counseling to our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Hundreds of thousands are at risk for PTSD and other effects of combat stress and trauma. Help us bring our troops “all the way home” to full re-integration into our communities.
Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.
Returning to college is a daunting task for veterans especially where faculty and administrations are overwhelmed by the challenge of addressing the needs of this particular student body. By providing education to the faculty as well as a presence on the campus, The Soldiers Project allows a positive academic transition for veteran students.
BENEFITING: SOLDIERS PROJECT THE STORY: Who I am: My name is Aaron Mallary and I am a Veteran of the US Navy and Army National Guard with over 9 deployments worldwide. I am currently the National Coordinator for The Soldiers Project and pursuing my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. With almost two decades of […]
Introduction to The Soldiers Project Workshop to include the screening of Halfway Home w/ guest speaker Paul Freedman, Director **Light Refreshments & Dessert Bar will be served** Schedule of Events DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014 TIME: 1:00-1:15pm Check-in and on-site registration 1:15-1:45pm Intro to The Soldiers Project 1:45-2:00pm Volunteer Appreciation 2:00-4:00pm Screening of Halfway Home LOCATION: LA […]
Presenter: Johanna Buwalda, M.Ed., M.A. , L.C.P.C. Description: Many veterans are eligible for disability benefits for mental health problems incurred during their military service. Some veterans need to upgrade the type of discharge they received when they left military service before they can become eligible for VA care and/or benefits. In order to access such […]
Congratulations to Debora Presser who was selected as The Soldiers Project Los Angeles Volunteer of the Year.
Debora Presser has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for about 15 years, and is also certified in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In addition, she founded a non-profit organization called Operation School Break, through which she provides free mental health counseling to at-risk adolescents. Prior to pursuing a career in social work, she was a teacher of French, Spanish, and English as a Second Language.
Through her non-profit, she has worked with gang members, and other high risk individuals. However, after spending a few years doing that, she wanted to help another type of soldier, the kind that fights on the battlefield, rather than on the streets. In about 2007, she saw an advertisement for The Soldiers Project. After speaking with the Director, Judith Broder, she realized that she had found a population she was really passionate about helping and applied to be a volunteer.
Debora has been one of our most dedicated volunteer therapists here at The Soldiers Project. In the last year, she has met with approximately 14 referrals. She has also participated in the Adopt-A-College program, where she served as liaison to several campuses. It has been a privilege to have Debora in our family of volunteers and we look forward to working with her for a long time to come.