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African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association

National Nonprofit

Services

Helping Veterans and their family members in filing VA Claims to ascertain  benefits guaranteed them because of thier service; assisting with receiving adequate medical attention and assisting them in understanding the VA Rating Schedule for compensationOffering services to individuals and family members by promoting the knowledge that there is help available. Veterans' Centers offer group therapy, individual counseling and marriage and family counseling. Veterans' Administration (VA) Hospitals offer inpatient PTSD programs, residential treatment, day hospital programs, programs for substance abuse, facilities for homeless Veterans, women's coordinators and clinics for female Veterans. Additionally, information on many private clinicians or not-for-profit agencies is also available.

Providing safe houses; facilities for homeless Veterans; emergency overnight shelters; shelters for families, and information about other resources are available to provide assistance. Educating the Veteran and their dependents of benefits earned from services they provided our great nation.  In addition to our mission of Hope we strive to form a link, connecting Vietnam Era and Gulf War Veterans in all 50 States and engage in concerted efforts to foster changes beneficial to all veterans and their dependents.

Mission

The mission of the African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association is multiple, and includes seeking materials that are dedicated to the discovery of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their many maladies. These materials are then disseminated, and are used to promote knowledge and stimulation of public policy discussions. This material also encourages the implementation, identification, and expansion of effective programs. It provides initiatives that encourage healthy lifestyles and long-term health consequences, and provides assistance with homelessness, self-education, training programs, and claims preparation for individuals with PTSD, TBI and/or other military service related concerns.

The African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association has provided Veterans, family members of Veterans, homeless Veterans and incarcerated Veterans, direct services (e.g. food, clothing, personal hygiene items, shoes, boots and blankets). The AA PTSD Assn. has provided these services with an all-volunteer force that utilizes their own funds to finance and operate this very necessary program.

The African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association was established April 3, 1999, as a derivative of an African American PTSD therapy group formed in 1995. The purpose for the creation of this Association was:

  • To field many of the questions and complaints lodged by Ethnic Minorities and All Other Veterans.
  • To obtain and exchange information, to provide pertinent information to medical personnel and to ensure better health care. 
  • To assist Ethnic Minorities and All Other Veterans by informing them of illnesses they or their family members may be afflicted with or could suffer as a result of their military service in Vietnam, Korea or the Gulf War. 
  • To provide informative materials explaining the disorder PTSD and its impingement on their related social, psychological, physical and accompanying economic maladies. Providing materials and information explaining why African Americans and other ethnic minorities are more susceptible to these disorders.
  • To provide informative materials explaining the disorder TBI and its impingement on their related social, psychological, physical and accompnaying economic maladies.
  • To provide assistance and information on what can be done to minimize the effects of these disorders and to offer HOPE.




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ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS

  9129 Veterans Drive, SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
  http://www.aaptsdassn.org
  (866) 322-0766
  FREE

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