“Almost everyone recognizes that something has to be done about the veteran suicide epidemic, but what, exactly, remains under hot debate.”
That is the question many are asking right now on Capitol Hill. In fact, a measure is currently pending with lawmakers called the IMPROVE Act, which would create a three-year pilot program awarding grants to community groups to provide direct outreach to veterans with mental-health struggles and little or no connection to traditional VA programs.
But here’s the problem – that bill has been stalled since summer. And in the past when bills like this have been passed, funding has excluded faith-based programs like REBOOT Recovery.
That’s why a meeting scheduled for December 11th in Washington DC is so critical. REBOOT Recovery founder, Evan Owens, along with COO, John Dale, will be presenting to members of Congress, leaders from the VA and members of key task forces to highlight the impact faith-based programs have on hurting military families.
Almost everyone recognizes that something has to be done about the veteran suicide epidemic, but what, exactly, remains under hot debate. Some simply want to provide even more funding to existing solutions, while others want to fund more innovative, emerging models of healing.
Organizations like REBOOT Recovery, Operation Restored Warrior and Mighty Oaks are lending their voices (and networks) to make sure that leaders on Capitol Hill hear loud and clear that Christian faith-based organizations are making a statistically significant impact on post traumatic stress and veteran suicide.
To support this effort, please pray that our team will encounter open doors and open minds during their time in Washington.