The return of American men and women in uniform serving in Iraq and Afghanistan rivals the scale of World War II demobilizations in some communities. In partnership with the National Center on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the National Center on Family Homelessness created Community Circles of Support for Veterans Families, a multi-site demonstration project designed for use by community-based organizations. The intervention was targeted to veterans as well as geographically dispersed demobilizing Air/Army Reserve and National Guard.
This clinical intervention, designed to support returning veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury, pairs each veteran with a relative or a friend, so the pair can address the symptoms of PTSD together. The project ran from 2009-2010 and was made possible by funding from The Walmart Foundation.