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Give an Hour's Reserve Component Programming will increase awareness of Give an Hour services and work with local communities to create a comprehensive system of care for Army National Guard and Army Reserve families. As of July 2015, Give an Hour has over 7,000 providers across the nation—in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam—who have given more than 170,000 hours in free counseling services.

HOW DOES GIVE AN HOUR HELP?

Informational Sessions for Service Members and Families

  • Providers attend and support local events

Community Support and Partnership

  • Trained providers work directly with Guard and Reserve personnel to serve and educate

Increased Access through Virtual Therapy

  • Providers offer virtual counseling to under-served areas

Provider Recruitment and Training

  • Support recruitment of new mental health professionals in areas of need

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE:

Mental health providers must register to be a Give an Hour provider to serve in Give an Hour's Reserve Component program.

If you are already a registered provider, click below to show your interest in the program:

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Not a mental health professional, but would like to volunteer? Sign up here

Join the conversation, find training and resources: Reserve Component Group

Program Contact: Erin Timmermans, Program Specialist, reservecomponent@giveanhour.org

Civilians and ARNG/USAR Personnel

If you work with or for the Army National Guard or Reserves and would like more information on how Give an Hour can help, use the Contact Us form at the bottom of the screen. Reference ARNG/USAR in the message.

Give an Hour holds a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Guard (Army 2013; NGB 2016) and Army Reserve (2015) to increase mental health service and community collaboration for Guardsmen, Reservists, and their families.

Read the ARNG Program Year in Review for current information on this collaboration.

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“We are so grateful to Veterans United Foundation for their generous financial support,” says Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour. “This grant will allow us to add resources to our commitment to the Army National Guard..." Read the full press release.

In addition, Give an Hour would like to thank the F.I.S.H. Foundation for their support of the Reserve and Guard program.