Warrior Care Network

This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment program this past July were enrolled in the UCLA Recreation Summer Camp [...]

By uclahealth • August 27, 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, who quickly earned [...]

By uclahealth • February 7, 2019

“We want to put an awareness out there about Operation Mend,” says Tad Steckler, United States Army Master Sergeant (retired) of Omaha, Nebraska. ”It can be hard to talk about personal things but it’s important for other wounded veterans and their families to know that they too can benefit from [...]

By uclahealth • February 1, 2019

Cities around the nation will hold Veterans Day parades on Nov. 11 to honor U.S. military veterans. The biggest parade of all will [...]

By • November 8, 2017

When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their [...]

By • May 9, 2017

With more than 3 in 4 post 9-11 veterans reporting that they suffer from post-traumatic stress, many American military families are coping with this invisible wound of war as their loved ones’ transition back into civilian life. “PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury greatly impact the veteran’s family, [...]

By • November 15, 2016