RRRP Impact Report
Week Ending September 21, 2018
In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Team has connected over 8,900 veterans to more than 10,600 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high.
RRRP client quote of the week:
“My case manager listened to me and understood what I was going through in a way that no one else ever has.”
RRRP processed 19 new cases this week and provided 26 new referrals for clients. Financial assistance, suicide and mental health, and housing needs were the top areas clients sought support and assistance with. RRRP also received inquiries for legal help and assistance navigating the VA disability claims process. RRRP served three new female veterans, three new veteran family members and two new veterans facing homelessness. RRRP’s overall average partner quality rating went up this week and clients continue to report a reduction in stress after working with RRRP’s Veteran Transition Managers.
RRRP Blog Highlight: Why Talking About Suicide Prevention Matters
Overall Impact Metrics:
YTD 2018 Impact Metrics:
RRRP Gender Breakdown:
RRRP Client Average Age: 41
Top 3 Programs Referred to this Week:
Referral Partner Highlight: Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a non-profit organization that develops national networks of volunteers that assist those in need and identifies at-risk populations that benefit from receiving services through these volunteer networks. Since 2005, this program has provided free mental health care to active duty, National Guard and Reserve servicemembers, veterans and their families. Give an Hour does this through a network of qualified therapists who have necessary skills and expertise to meet the needs of service members, veterans and their families. These therapists donate their time and ensure easy access to quality mental health support. Give an Hour also recognizes and addresses barriers that prevent those in need from accessing or receiving support and works to improve community coordination and collaboration for populations served. RRRP has worked closely with Give an Hour since 2012 and has referred over 100 veterans and family members to access free, quality mental health support.