Solider and Families Embraced
Location: Fort Campbell
Issue Area: Rehabilitation and Recovery
The Lazarus Project of Soldiers and Families Embraced (SAFE) provides free private, professional counseling to service members, veterans and family members in the Fort Campbell area. Situated on the Kentucky and Tennessee border, Fort Campbell has one of the highest concentrations of soldiers in the country along with one of the highest suicide rates. The Bob Woodruff Foundation interest in the Lazarus Project lies in its continuity of services to service members and veterans (irrespective of their discharge status) and in the emphasis on care for the “whole family unit”. SAFE has provided service to more than 1,500 soldiers/veterans/family members since its inception in 2010. With funding from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, SAFE will provide an additional 880 individual counseling sessions.