Dryhootch: Veterans using peer support to make sure their comrades get the care they need
5th Funding Cycle Development Award
Project Start Date: 7/1/2009
Project End Date: 6/30/2010
Project Goal Statement: Despite significant, often service-related, health problems, returning veterans and their families underuse available healthcare and social resources. We will explore the use of trained peer counselors to facilitate use of these services.
Award Amount: $40,000
Primary Community Partner: Robert Curry, Dryhootch of America, Inc.
Additional community partner organization: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Primary Academic Partner: Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
Project Progress Summary Reports:
Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
Project Final Report Summary
Affiliated Web Pages:
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
Article in Shepherd Express – Kaiser L. Everyday Heroes: These volunteers go beyond the expected to inspire others. Shepherd Express. December 17, 2008.
Article in Shepherd Express – Kaiser L. From Warrior to Civilian: Veterans helping veterans transition from war to peace. Shepherd Express. October 15, 2009.
Article in the Journal Sentinel Online – Jones M. Veterans seminar to focus on mental-health issues. Journal Sentinel Online. October 19, 2009.
Article in the Journal Sentinel Online – Scocos JA. Support for veterans is essential. Journal Sentinel Online. November 10, 2009.
Article in the Journal Sentinel – Thomas-Lynn F. Veterans get help surviving the peace – Dryhootch offers counseling to those returning from war. Journal Sentinel Online. July 25, 2010.
Article on Fox 6 News - Milwaukee veterans, families, get help surviving the peace. Fox6news.com Now – East Side. August 26, 2010.
Featured on Fox 6 News – The Dryhootch Boots on Campus Program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. November 2009.
Featured in three news segments aired on WISC 12
Outreach Materials / Events
Hosted Wisconsin Warrior Summit (October 22, 2009)
Posted descriptions/invitations to Wisconsin Warrior Summit on
Shepherd Express – Kaiser L. Wisconsin Warrior Summit. Shepherd Express. October 14, 2009.
Mental Health America of Wisconsin’s website
Milwaukee Art Museum’s website
Posted results of the Wisconsin Warrior Summit on
The Journal Sentinel Online – Jones M. Veterans art exhibit brings images to Milwaukee for summit. Journal Sentinel Online – Tap Milwaukee. October 22, 2009.
The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force website – Wisconsin Warrior Summit a Success! Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. October 29, 2009.
Scribd. – The Dryhootch Grind. Scribd. November 1, 2009.
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