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Soldiers Project earns attention from White House

Roseville-based chapter serves military members and kin
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The Soldiers Project-Sacramento's Family Ties program will receive national attention April 11 at a White House reception hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

The nonprofit organization, with an office in Roseville, is one of 20 finalists in the Joining Forces Community Challenge competition.

The Soldiers Project-Sacramento was chosen from hundreds of nominees nationwide for its commitment to raising awareness and addressing the challenges faced by today's military families, according to a news release.

The Family Ties program offers free mental health treatment in a group setting to military family members, and provides a support network for military kin who need help finding financial, educational and career resources.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden for our work with military families," said Clinical Director Carolyn Fink. "We know that our mission is vital, but having confirmation from the highest level of government is both humbling and exciting."

Established eight years ago in Los Angeles by psychotherapist Judith Broder, The Soldiers Project provides free, confidential, unlimited psychological therapy to military members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their family members.

~ Sena Christian