According to Talbert House, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit network, only 50 percent of returning veterans who need veteran health treatment receive these services. It’s stats like this that continue to drive the mission of nonprofits like Talbert House to serve those most in need.
Generating awareness is the first step, and the reason that on Nov. 11, as part of Veteran’s Week, Oswald employee-owners spent the day giving back to veterans and the organizations that support them, in several locations in the State of Ohio.
(source Talbert House)
Talbert House – Parkway Center, Cincinnati
In Cincinnati, employee-owners from Oswald’s Young Professional organization joined the full Cincinnati branch to tackle painting maintenance projects at two locations, and hosted a “Thank You Veterans” reception for residents of Parkway Center, including the distribution of personal care packages. See more from the day and follow The Talbert House Facebook page.
Talbert House’s Parkway Center provides substance use, mental health and case management services for veterans, as well as permanent and temporary housing for those in need. Talbert House is a community-wide nonprofit that operates within five service lines: Adult Behavioral Health, Community Care, Court and Corrections, Housing, and Youth Behavioral Health. Children, adults and families benefit from these proven services. Each year, Talbert House serves almost 37,500 clients face to face and an additional 28,000 are reached through prevention services throughout Greater Cincinnati. The Talbert House mission has two basic purposes: to improve social behavior and enhance personal recovery and growth. http://www.talberthouse.org/
(source Oswald Companies)
WAGS 4 Warriors – Cleveland Browns #GiveTen Campaign, Cleveland
In Cleveland, and in partnership with the Cleveland Browns First & Ten #GiveTen Community Program, volunteers took on projects to help make WAGS 4 Warriors’ new facility feel like home for the veterans it serves. WAGS 4 Warriors works with local rescue organizations to match veterans with an appropriate service dog, as well as provide all of the training and support at no cost to the veteran. Learn more at http://www.wags4warriors.org and check out the Brown’s recap on ClevelandBrowns.com.
(source Cleveland Browns & Oswald Companies)
Oswald Companies is committed to the communities we serve, and strive to be a model for other organizations seeking new ways to give back and pay it forward.
Read on the Oswald blog: “Presence In Your Community: Three Steps to a Successful Service Day” by Stephanie Kovacs.