Joseph House recently received a $50,000 grant from Greater
Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) to launch an outpatient pilot program to engage
veterans struggling with addiction to get their lives back on track.
Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction
Services, Joseph House will utilize the funding to stand up an eight-week
intervention program for veterans in the Hamilton County Justice Center.
military has been involved in one of the longest periods of warfighting in our
country’s history, and the stress, multiple deployments and combat exposure
often leave lasting, ‘invisible’ injuries on our service members,” said Joseph
House Executive Director Alicia Patterson. “This partnership with GCF will bolster our ability to effectively meet
our most at-risk veterans ‘where they are’ and implement an evidence-based
outpatient curriculum to deepen their commitment to recovery with meaningful
GCF-backed drug education and relapse prevention sessions will be a
collaborative effort between Joseph House, the court system and the Department
of Veterans Affairs to seek out the region’s most vulnerable veterans and
expand access to treatment through the justice system, a vital connection point
for this population.
“It is an honor to invest in these veterans who have served our
country, and to help them heal wounds that aren’t visible,” said Ellen M. Katz,
GCF President and CEO. “By supporting them as they strive to move their lives
forward, we strengthen their futures and the well-being of our entire
Joseph House provided
treatment services to more than 130 Tri-state veterans in 2019 and has been
recognized by the Veterans Treatment Court and VA Community Outreach Division.