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THE SOLDIERS PROJECT Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/28/2014: THE SOLDIERS PROJECT

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: SOLDIERS PROJECT

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AKA  The Soldiers Project
North Hollywood, CA
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THE SOLDIERS PROJECT Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/28/2014: THE SOLDIERS PROJECT

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: SOLDIERS PROJECT

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Also Known As: The Soldiers Project
Physical Address: North Hollywood, CA 91602 
EIN: 27-2815356
Web URL: www.thesoldiersproject.org 
NTEE Category: F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F80 Mental Health Association, Multipurpose
P Human Services
P46 Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling
F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F30 Mental Health Treatment
Year Founded: 2004 
Ruling Year: 2010 
How This Organization Is Funded: Genentech - $100,000
Herb Alpert Foundation - $50,000
Resnick Family Foundation - $25,000


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Mission Statement

The Soldiers Project is committed to providing a safety net of psychological care for post-9/11 Veterans, regardless of their discharge status, and their loved ones. We also work to educate the general public on how the psychological consequences of war affect not only those who serve, but also their loved ones at home and in our communities. All counseling is done by licensed professional mental health therapists in their private, professional office spaces.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,130,813
Total Expenses $1,198,697

Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Leadership

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Dr. Judith Broder

Profile:

Founder of TSP in 2004. Director of Steering committee from 2004. Presidential Citizens Medal awardee 2011. Retired Psychiatrist/psychoanalyst. Member of LAISPS, IPA, APxA.

Leadership Statement:

TSP was established in order to provide a safety net for Veterans and loved ones from the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts who can not or will not use the existing governmental mental health services. Among the people we serve are, in addition to veterans are: gay and lesbians couples, unmarried couples, parents,grandparents,children and spouses of Veterans and others who are ineligible for benefits through the VA.

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Yes
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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements within the past year?
Yes
Board Composition ?
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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
Board Performance ?
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Programs

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Budget:
$90,000
Category:
Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use
Adults

Program Description:

The program provides workshops for faculty and administration of community colleges, universities and private colleges about the challenges facing our returning veterans and suggests ways to address these challenges. We also have on-site therapists and refer to our licensed therapists for free  individual therapy.

Program Long-Term Success:

With the support of The Soldiers Project we expect that the veterans will be able to complete their degree requirements and graduate within the 4 years that are funded by the GI Bill.

Program Short-Term Success:

Veterans will be referred for  pro bono mental health treatment and assessment of potential TBI (traumatic brain injury) Veterans will be referred for appropriate legal and employment counseling.

Program Success Monitored by:

The program will be monitored by case notes and confidential surveys.

Program Success Examples:

We have a number of self reports of veterans who were on the verge of dropping out of school because of the effect of PTSD and TBI on their ability to concentrate and attend classes on a regular basis. With the combination of individual treatment and consultation with their professors, they have been able to continue their studies.

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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
Population Served:
Adults
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
None

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

In 2013, more than 3,000 hours of in-kind volunteer therapist professional time was donated to The Soldiers Project amount to more than $600,000. We have made presentations to community groups on the Psychological Consequences of War to over 6,000 people. We are expanding our "Adopt-A-College" initiative beyond the 7 campuses  with existing programs to at least 6 other colleges throughout the country.
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