The Council on Recovery - Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Council on Recovery

This grants is made possible through our BWF-Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) Partnership:

Clinical Therapy, Recovery Coaching, and Intensive Case Management for Veterans with Substance Use Disorders

Addiction is a disease of isolation. While communities promote social distancing and self-quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus, veterans who are already struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues require access to supportive services. The Council on Recovery is experiencing increased demand for family and couples counseling as the stress of recovery from Hurricane Harvey is compounded by the confinement of sheltering at home. The history of disaster and trauma in Harris County has demonstrated that people attend to their physical and safety needs first, but soon begin to experience psychological effects. People are now experiencing these needs simultaneously and this compounded trauma exceeds many people’s ability to cope. This Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF)-BWF grant will support The Council on Recovery’s coaching, intensive case management, and clinical therapy supporting at least 50 veterans and their families, originally impacted by Hurricane Harvey and currently struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions.