National Military Family Association (NMFA)
Military Spouse Mental Health Workforce Expansion
Frequent military moves, and the time and cost to acquire professional certification in each new location prevent many military spouses from serving in the mental healthcare field. Meanwhile, our nation is experiencing a national shortage of mental healthcare providers, and even fewer providers demonstrate cultural competency to serve the military and veteran population. This Bob Woodruff Foundation grant to NMFA’s Military Spouse Mental Health Workforce Expansion Program will direct military spouses to accredited, reputable schools; reduce their tuition, certification, licensure and professional costs; match them with the clinical supervision required for licensure; and connect them with professional peers and mentors who can help them navigate professional requirements and opportunities.