Why was the Cohen Veterans Network created to help veterans and their families?
Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan deserve high-quality care for the mental wounds of war and are not being adequately served by existing mental health resources. Steven A. Cohen, a Connecticut philanthropist and the proud father of a U.S. Marine who deployed to Afghanistan, created the Cohen Veterans Network to improve the quality of life for recently returned veterans and their families by working to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support. The Cohen Veteran Network’s vision is to ensure that every post-9/11 veteran and family member is able to obtain high-quality, effective mental health care that enables them to lead healthy and happy lives. Read more about the history of the Cohen Veterans Network.