(From left to right) Wounded Warrior Project’s Michael Richardson and Alonzo Smith pictured with Emory Healthcare Veterans Program representatives, retired Lt. Gen. William “Burke” Garrett, Sheila Rauch and Marine veteran Timothy Banik during the Sept. 17 pregame presentation at the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park.
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Emory gets $29 million grant from Wounded Warrior Project 

Veterans hoping for more mental health services may soon get it in the form of a $29.2 million grant given to the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. 

The Wounded Warrior Project awarded the program with the five-year grant at Monday night’s Braves game. The grant will allow the project to expand its space and treatment of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression and anxiety. 


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The grant will help ensure this generation of veterans “are the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history,” Emory Healthcare Veterans Program director Barbara Rothbaum said in statement. 

The program is part of a collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers services to post-9/11 veterans, service members and their families. The latest grant comes just three years after the Wounded Warrior Project awarded the Emory program a $15 million grant to jumpstart its services, including two-week outpatient treatment and a comprehensive regimen to reengage veterans in daily life. 

Post- 9/11 veterans and service members who qualify for the program are treated for free and have access to group, family and individual therapy, along with wellness services, finance and career classes and various recreational activities.

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