SEATTLE, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Invictus Foundation™, a national nonprofit behavioral health organization providing individual and family behavioral health counseling services to uniformed services personnel and veterans of all eras including Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and World War II announces a grant from Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to continue to scale its Welcome Home Network program and services throughout the West.
"With more than 10,000 employees at Union Pacific who are veterans, we value the work ethic and team dynamics veterans bring to an organization," said Brock Nelson, director of public affairs for Union Pacific. We are proud to support the Invictus Foundation in their efforts to work with veterans and their families."
"To the Invictus Foundation, Union Pacific Railroad's continuing support represents the best of good corporate citizenship," states Peter J Whalen, Founder and CEO of the Invictus Foundation. "It's tremendously uplifting for the men and women we represent to see their service validated by a marquee corporate brand such as UPRR. Importantly, that validation comes with willingness by UPR to financially underwrite improved access and increased behavioral health services to our uniformed personnel and veterans who have experienced the crucible of war."
"For far too many of those that have served and, those that are currently serving, the recognition comes only in the form of the spoken word. To have Union Pacific exhibit an understanding of its corporate responsibility to be a exemplar of permanency in caring for the men and women who have served or who are currently serving this Nation so selflessly on our behalf as the sentinels of our democracy is worth as much if not more to us than the funding Union Pacific so generously grants to the Invictus Foundation," Mr. Whalen further states.
The Welcome Home Network's™ licensed volunteer behavioral health professionals are available to uniformed services personnel and veterans of all eras including Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and World War II and their families who have separated or retired from any branch of military service. By providing behavioral health services that are separate from the military establishment and the Veterans Administration the Welcome Home Network™ offers an essential option for men and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services. The Welcome Home Network™ also offers services to parents, siblings, unmarried partners, grandparents–in short anyone who loves someone affected by current or past wars.
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 volunteer behavioral health professionals to its Welcome Home Networks. To learn more, visit www.InvictusFoundation.org
CONTACT: Peter J. Whalen Invictus Foundation 5412 NE 6th Court / Ste 200 Renton, WA 98059-4982 1-855-544-PTSD (7873) Email