SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Welcome Home Network launches a first-of-its-kind, on-demand/on-time behavioral health scheduling system to serve the military community, veterans and their families throughout the western states.
Peter J. Whalen, the CEO of the Invictus Foundation, the parent company of the Welcome Home Network states, "We chose Veterans Day as a fitting day to announce our ground breaking medical model to improve access and behavioral health service levels to our military members, veterans and their families throughout the Western states. Importantly, Mr. Whalen states, "our medical model is underpinned with our closely held philosophical belief that war inflicts upon its combatants a moral injury whose tailing effect, even among the most resilient, can be forty and fifty and fifty years long as recent studies of World War II veterans is showing."
The Welcome Home Network has over twenty-five thousand behavioral health providers in its Western Region Networks with more being added every day. The features and benefits of the Welcome Home Network are:
- Complete Anonymity
- A Path Finder toll free line manned 24x7
- Referral within 24 hours to a licensed, certified behavioral health provider matched to appropriate service mix and case mix
- No sharing of personal or medical information until the requestor of services is safely under the behavioral health provider's mandated compliance with, and strict adherence to, HIPPA Privacy Rules
- Provider acceptance of covered reimbursement rates before a referral is made
- Reimbursement rates to providers are based on a sliding fee schedule inclusive of pro bono services
The completion of Welcome Home Network's first regional network (one of eight the organization plans to build) also validates the Local/Nationalizer fund raising model chosen to raise the money to build regional Welcome Home Network. The funding of the Welcome Home Network has been accomplished solely through donations received from the private sector in denominations ranging from ten dollars to ten thousand dollars all accomplished through grass roots fundraising.
Mr. Whalen goes on to say, "As in all fundraising efforts, there have been particular industries, the railroad industry being one of them, and key philanthropists who have shown an affinity to help men and women struggling with the invisible wounds of war. Our gratitude to them for doing so can never be adequately expressed in words. We have used no public money in the building of the Welcome Home Network, not because we have an aversion to public funding, but rather because there is little of it out there to be secured."
Welcome Home Network plans to expand next to the Mountain-Plain states region. By leveraging the success of the Western Region Welcome Home Network, the Invictus Foundation's leadership believes scaling time for its Welcome Home Network can be reduced from sixty months to twenty four months.
About Invictus Foundation™
The Invictus Foundation™ is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in March 2010 by Peter J. Whalen, a career health systems and services executive, in Seattle, WA. Mr. Whalen is also a Vietnam veteran. The Organization is dedicated to meeting the behavioral health needs of our uniformed services personnel, veterans and their families in the communities they work and live. The Invictus Foundation™ continues to recruit behavioral health professionals to its Welcome Home Network. To learn more, visit www.InvictusFoundation.org
Peter J. Whalen
5412 NE 6th Court / Ste. 200
Renton, WA 98059-4982
SOURCE Invictus Foundation