wounded warriors

When it comes to helping a veteran with PTSD, families too often tend to focus the majority of their physical, emotional and mental resources into taking care of that person, inadvertently creating an imbalance that can both constrain the veteran’s healing and further stress the family.

By uclahealth • June 13, 2019

Clare Suomi and her family volunteered to become an Operation Mend Buddy Family back in 2009. In 2016, after lovingly caring for five warriors and their families, Clare happened upon a job opening for a Buddy Program Coordinator and knew it was perfect for her. Clare, [...]
By uclahealth • February 7, 2019
On Flag Day, June 14, a group of kindergarten students from the Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles presented a homemade "quilt of valor" to UCLA Health Operation Mend, a program that provides medical, surgical and psychological [...]
By Amy Albin • June 29, 2017
When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their [...]
By Amy Albin • May 9, 2017