This document is the work of a dedicated group of individuals, organizations, and local, state and federal agencies. Through their willingness to share their expertise and experience, the State of Rhode Island is leading the nation in addressing the needs of veterans, returning soldiers and their families.
Partners in this effort have included:
Bradley Hospital Brown University, Pathways to Recovery from Combat Brown University, School of Public Health Gateway- Lifewatch Members of the US Congress and their staffs Norfolk, MA Anti-Crime Council Partners in Health & Wellness Progresso Latino Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence Rhode Island Employee Assistance Program Rhode Island Health Center Association Rhode Island National Guard
Family Readiness Group Members & Leadership Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve The Rhode Island Foundation The Vet Center/Department of Veteran’s Affairs RIte Care United Way of RI State of Rhode Island:
Department of Human Service, Division of Veterans Affairs Department of Corrections Department of Children, Youth & Families Department of Education Attorney General’s Office, Health Care Advocate Department of Mental Health, Retardation & Hospitals Veterans Advisory Committee State Police Training Academy Veterans Affairs Medical Center
We wish to extend a special thank you to the Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations and the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island for their valuable insight in the planning of this initiative, and their continued support.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, provided technical assistance in the conceptualization, development and implementation of this initiative through the efforts of Susan A. Storti, PhD, RN and Betty Singletary, BS.