BNSF has made a grant of $20,000 to assist the Invictus Foundation in its efforts to improve access to behavioral health services by military members, veterans and their families.
“Through BNSF Railway’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’s™ services,” said Peter J. Whalen, Founder and CEO of the Invictus Foundation. “With BNSF’s continued commitment to this issue, 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 support on a sliding fee schedule that includes no cost.”
Importantly, by providing services that are separate from the military establishment, the Welcome Home Network offers an essential option for men and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services.