Give an Hour serves as the backbone organization to the Campaign to Change Direction. To commemorate 10 years of Give an Hour’s service, Change Direction joined Give an Hour as they celebrated the past decades accomplishments. Legendary musician and co-founder of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, performed a benefit concert along with former Beach Boy, Al Jardine. Other special guests from Love & Mercy included Paul Dano, John Cusak, Oren Moverman, and Bill Pohlad as well as hundreds of friends and supporters of Give an Hour and Change Direction at the Hyatt Regency Tyson’s Corner on November 4, 2015.
About Give an Hour
Give an Hour a nonprofit 501(c)(3) providing free mental health services to military members, veterans and their families, was founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. Give an Hour has been instrumental in the development of the community-based approach to address the challenges that face our nation’s military community, having created a successful model for harnessing skill-based volunteers eager to offer their services. Thus far, the network of nearly 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 170,,000 hours of care and support to those in need. Give an Hour is now leading the Campaign to Change Direction, a collective impact effort to change the culture of mental health in America. Give an Hour and its partners address common barriers to understanding mental health and raise awareness about the signs of emotional suffering. For additional information on Give an Hour please visit www.GiveanHour.org