Our Mission Statement
We will Help Veterans Fight Post Traumatic Stress by;
- Raising funds directly for the VA to be used specifically towards education, research and treatments for Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress.Our current effort: The Healing PTSD Stamp is helping to fund The National Center for PTSD from 12/3/19 – 12/3/21
- Provide grants to registered 501 (c)(3)organizations that effectively serve Veterans & the families of Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress.
- Building awareness & educating the public on helping Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress; believing the fastest way to help more Veterans is to raise awareness of the issue.
It is important to understand…
Please note that The American Veteran Foundation does not provide direct clinical care or individual referrals. We provide information to help you find local mental health services and information on trauma and PTSD.
Here are the numbers…
Total number of Service member dependents in North Carolina: 190,896
Families/Servicemembers with children: 43%
Number of Uninsured Veterans in North Carolina: 54,000
Homeless Veterans in North Carolina: 1413 persons or, 10% of the homeless population from the 2012 NC Point in Time (PIT) count.
National Incidence of TBI: 287,861 Servicemembers (2000 through Q3, 2013). It is projected that 24,429 of North Carolina’s Servicemembers who served in Iraq or Afghanistan will have a probable TBI.
National Incidence of PTSD: 13%-20% of the 2.6 million Servicemembers who served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001- (actual number range: 338,000-520,000 persons). It is projected that between 18,791 and 46,352 of North Carolina’s Servicemembers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will experience PTSD.