Corporate and Foundation Partners
An interview with Dr. Mark Pollack
The Invisible Wounds of War
As a member of Warrior Care Network, the Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center offers the comprehensive care, expertise and compassion needed to help and support returning service members as they transition back into civilian life. Not only is supporting our veterans the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense. Our services will help veterans overcome the invisible wounds of war to become strong, dedicated candidates for employment and thriving members of society.
Here are some ways you can help:
- Mentoring or job shadowing for veterans
- Guidance on integrating resources for veterans into your employee-assistance program
- Volunteer activities that will help strengthen your company’s military affinity group
- Opportunities to offer your services and skills on a pro bono basis to help veterans and their families
Rush University Medical Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit health care provider. Our mission is to serve the health care needs of the diverse communities in the Chicago area. All donations to the Road Home Program at Rush are tax deductible.
For more information or to make a gift, please contact:
Sophia Worobec, senior director of corporate and foundation relations
Our Charitable Partners
The Road Home Program at Rush is generously supported, in part, by our charitable partners.
The vision of WWP is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of service members in our nation’s history. While the experiences of traumatic combat can produce serious emotional wounds, we believe every veteran deserves a good job, robust social support, a healthy life and a rewarding return to civilian life.
The McCormick Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country. It was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. McCormick served in the Illinois National Guard and as a colonel in the 1st Infantry Division during World War I.
Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) is an initiative of the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball. It was established to inspire Americans to help and support returning veterans and their families. WBV’s goal is to transform the lives of returning veterans by providing ongoing treatment to them and their families for PTSD and related issues.
The Regenstein Foundation established the Regenstein Service Dog Initiative for Veterans in 2016. Service dogs are a highly requested resource by veterans and also the most difficult to find due to the limited supply of specially trained dogs. To fill this critical need, this initiative partners service dog agencies with veterans to help support the veteran’s mental health needs, ease with transition, and speedy recovery.
Community Memorial Foundation aims to measurably improve the health of those who live and work in the western suburbs of Chicago. The Foundation empowers nonprofit service agencies, schools, businesses and faith-based communities to unite in building the healthiest region in the country together. Road Home Program’s expansion into the western suburbs is funded in partnership with Community Memorial Foundation.
The Health and Human Services Committee of Crown Family Philanthropies is committed to organizations that move clients and patients along a continuum of care. The grant to the Road Home Program provides veterans and their families access to quality health care and supportive services as they navigate the challenges of returning home.
The Chicago Bears and Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, is committed to honoring our heroes through a variety of gametime ceremonies and partnerships with military charities and service organizations. By giving thanks and showing support to those who protect our country, we also honor the history and heritage of Soldier Field.