Since 2008, the organization 'Operation TBI Freedom' in Colorado Springs, Colorado has helped 1,500 post-Sept. 11 veterans, most of whom have brain injuries as a result of combat or training. The program aims to meet unique challenges that may remain after patients receive acute medical care. For some, that means assistance with basics including food, clothing and shelter. Veterans are not charged for services and can choose their level of participation, whether it is a monthly phone call or regular visits with a case managers. All five of the group's case managers are veterans, including two former clients. For more information, visit the Operation TBI Freedom webpage.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.