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Lucky Seven Foundation Awards Grant to Invictus Foundation, a National Military/Veterans Nonprofit Organization

August 7, 2013

Funds used to support scaling of Welcome Home Network Program, which benefits active military, veterans and family members

SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Invictus Foundation(TM), a national nonprofit organization offering one on one and family behavioral health counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty military, National Guard, Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and their families regardless of their ability to pay, announces a grant from the Lucky Seven Foundation to scale its Welcome Home Network program and services.

“Through the Lucky Seven Foundation’s generosity we will continue to raise awareness about the psychological impact of war, to reduce stigma, and to raise awareness about the Welcome Home Network(TM) program and services,” said Peter J. Whalen, Founder and CEO of the Invictus Foundation.(TM) “With the Lucky Seven Foundation’s support we can extend our efforts to help military members, veterans and their families. This grant will help us continue our work to normalize what our military members, veterans and their families are experiencing and support the sacrifices that they are making by providing critical and confidential behavioral health services regardless of their ability to pay.

“The Invictus Foundation’s Welcome Home Network program and services and its informatics platform have been designed to provide services that are separate from the military establishment. The Welcome Home Network(TM) offers an essential option for men and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services.”

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with the Invictus Foundation to give something back to our troops, but we know there’s still much more to be done,” said Phillip and Susan Stoller, members of the Board of Directors of the Lucky Seven Foundation. “We are fully committed to our partnership with the Invictus Foundation and their efforts to assure access to behavioral health care services is expanded to members of the military, veterans, their families and families of the fallen.”

About Invictus Foundation

Invictus Foundation(TM) is a national nonprofit organization whose Welcome Home Network program and services offers one on one and family behavioral health counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and their families regardless of their ability to pay. The Welcome Home Network program and services is not restricted to military members and veterans of America’s most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but is also inclusive of those who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II and their loved ones.

The Welcome Home Network(TM) also offers services to parents, siblings, unmarried partners, grandparents-in short anyone who loves someone affected by the war. Additionally, Welcome Home Network providers consult to first responders, employers, and community organizations. The Invictus Foundation(TM) is continually recruiting volunteer behavioral health providers to its Welcome Home Network. To learn more, visit www.invictusfoundation.org.

About Lucky Seven Foundation

The Lucky Seven Foundation is a family foundation supporting worthwhile projects in the Puget Sound Basin. Manson and Frances Backus created “Lucky Seven” with the hope of giving back and improving the community where they lived and prospered for so many years. Since 1996, the Lucky Seven Foundation has provided grants to nonprofit organizations which have included, but were not limited to, those that benefit health, welfare, education, arts, and the environment.

CONTACT:
Peter J. Whalen
Invictus Foundation
Email
5412 NE 6th Court / Ste 200
Renton, WA 98059-4982
1-855-544-PTSD (7873)

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