Cohen Veterans Network, a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that serves post-9/11 veterans and military families through a nationwide system of mental health clinics, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. Since its inception in April 2016, CVN has built 19 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country and has treated nearly 25,000 clients.
“CVN has grown quickly. We’re proud to have served nearly 25,000 veterans and military family members, but there is still a significant need,” said CVN Founder Steven A. Cohen. “As we look to the next 5 years, we remain committed to filling the gaps in care and supporting our local communities across the country, providing high-quality mental health services to all post-9/11 veterans and military families.”
CVN treats the entire military family including parents, siblings, spouses or partners, children, caregivers, and others. In fact, 48% of CVN clients are non-veteran military family members. Children make up 14% of this group. While 52% of all clients are veterans or service members.
The impact of the organization can be felt directly from clients:
“I am very surprised at the progress that I have been making. I really thought that I was a hopeless case. I didn’t realize how powerful behavior and thoughts were on mood. This clinic is a literal lifesaver for this combat vet.” – Cohen Clinic Client
“The help I have received from the front desk, to my therapist, to the case manager has been amazing. I would recommend this clinic to any and all military families.” – Cohen Clinic Client
“So far the experience has been seamless. I really LOVE the Telehealth option with two kids and a busy schedule. It’s easy to log in anywhere to complete a visit.” – Cohen Clinic Client
“CVN was founded with a straightforward goal – to ensure access to high-quality mental health care,” said CVN President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan. “We are committed to filling gaps and meeting our clients where they are to help ensure that we continue to save lives, save families, and save futures.”