Supporting the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in creating a behavioral health center for military veterans and their families

The Foundation's program, Local Funding Partnerships, was designed to continue a matching grants program to establish partnerships between RWJF and local grant makers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for vulnerable populations.When a veteran returns from Iraq or Afghanistan, often with post-traumatic stress disorder or brain injury, the Veterans Administration provides behavioral health care to the service person but not to his/her family. Now a VA medical center and a regional hospital network will co-locate behavioral health services to integrate therapy and community referrals for the military family. Collaborating across systems, mental health professionals can also stabilize potentially volatile situations with rapid assessment, medications and social services and then transition the veteran, spouse or child into convenient, affordable local care.Local funders include: The Fay J. Lindner Foundation, Berlin Family Foundation, and the Randi and Mark Jacobson Charitable Foundation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 6/22/2011

Time frame: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015

Grant Number: 69162


North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Foundation

125 Community Drive
Great Neck, 11021-5502


Randolph G. Howard
Project Director


Andy Roberts
Project Director