Operation TBI Freedom
Operation TBI Freedom (OTF) is privately funded program of RMHS, assisting veterans and active duty military personnel with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that occurred on, or after, September 11, 2001. In Colorado alone, more than 7,200 veterans will return from conflict with a TBI. Traumatic brain injury is a serious, yet invisible injury. For those with TBI, the transition to civilian life can be especially difficult. Our program tailors a unique plan for each client that promotes optimum independence, productivity and successful reintegration into civilian life.
Each veteran is assigned a military support specialist (MSS) who is a veteran and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. The MSS begins with a comprehensive analysis of the veteran’s needs and concerns. It is the responsibility of the MSS to use all resources - the Veterans Administration, local government programs and private service providers - as efficiently as possible, ensuring no duplication of effort. OTF analyzes complex VA benefits, identifies potential benefit enhancements and assists the veteran in maximizing his or her access to healthcare and other benefits. OTF has leveraged more than $5.5 million in services and therapies through our partnerships with military and community organizations, serving almost 800 veterans.
Services provided or coordinated by OTF include the following:
- Crisis management & counseling
- Emergency financial assistance for food and housing needs
- Employment training and support
- Peer support groups
- Parenting classes
- Mental health referrals
- Assistance navigating complicated benefit processes
- Medical care
- Assistive technology devices