SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Invictus Foundation today announced the nonprofit organization was selected to take part in Discovery Communications' third annual pro bono initiative, Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Employees lent their creative talents in marketing, communications, creative design services, social media and video production to help the Invictus Foundation with its public awareness goals. The event was held at Discovery's global headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on November 15th and 16th, 2012.
"Creating Change harnesses the creativity, strategic thinking and generous spirit of Discovery to help nonprofit organizations with their marketing and communications needs," said David Leavy, Chief Communications Officer, Discovery Communications. "Discovery's greatest assets are our talented, creative employees who are passionate about supporting the community where they work and live. This initiative is another great example of that continued commitment."
"Discovery's Creating Change event provided us with the resources to continue to raise awareness about the psychological impact of war, to reduce stigma, and to raise public awareness about the Welcome Home Network's™ services," said Peter J. Whalen, Founder and CEO of the Invictus Foundation.™ "Discovery's commitment to assist the Invictus Foundation around this issue enables us to extend our efforts to help military members, veterans and their families. The Creating Change program was instrumental in helping us continue our work to normalize what our military members, veterans and their families are experiencing and support the sacrifices that they are making and have made by providing critical and confidential behavioral health support at no cost."
About Invictus Foundation™
Invictus Foundation™ is a national nonprofit organization whose Welcome Home Network program and services offers one on one and family behavioral health counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and their families regardless of their ability to pay. The Welcome Home Network program and services is not restricted to military members and veterans of America's most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but is also inclusive of those who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II and their loved ones.
The Welcome Home Network™ also offers services to parents, siblings, unmarried partners, grandparents--in short anyone who loves someone affected by the war. Additionally, Welcome Home Network providers consult to first responders, employers, and community organizations. The Invictus Foundation™ is continually recruiting volunteer behavioral health providers to its Welcome Home Network. To learn more, visit http://www.invictusfoundation.org
About Discovery Impact
Through its Discovery Impact programs, Discovery Communications leverages the power of its brands, businesses and employees to give back to the world. From programming that inspires and educates to annual events that make a direct impact on the communities in which we live and work, Discovery strives to celebrate, support and sustain the majesty of the earth's people, animals and natural beauty. For more information about how Discovery is making an impact, please visit: http://impact.discovery.com.
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