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Family Ties program earns ‘Community Wellness’ grant

Serves military members and their loved ones
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Family Ties recently received a $16,820 grant to continue serving active-duty military, veterans and their loved ones.

The Soldiers Project/Sacramento, based in Roseville, launched the program in 2011, which offers free mental health treatment in a group setting to military family members, and provides a support network for those who need help finding financial, educational and career resources.

The Community Wellness Mini-Grant was awarded in mid-September by the Placer Community Foundation for the program's work in promoting "a sense of community and belonging among our county residents," said CEO Veronica Blake in a press release.

Offered in two-hour sessions over a six-week period, Family Ties focuses on assistance for military members who served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We concentrate on treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury -the invisible wounds of war," said Clinical Director Carolyn Fink, in the release.

For more information on Family Ties, call (916) 792-3728 or email Sacramento@TheSoldiersProject.org.

~ Sena Christian