Invictus Foundation™ Receives Grant from Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group

  Invictus Foundation™ Receives Grant from Genentech, a Member of the Roche
                                    Group

Nonprofit organization will use funds to extend its efforts in helping
military members, veterans and their families through its Welcome Home Network
program

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Invictus Foundation™, a national
nonprofit organization offering one on one and family behavioral health
counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty
military, National Guard, Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and
their families regardless of their ability to pay announces a grant from
Genentech to scale its Welcome Home Network program and services.

"Through Genentech's generosity we will continue to raise awareness about the
psychological impact of war, to reduce stigma, and to raise awareness about
the Welcome Home Network™ program and services," said Peter J. Whalen, Founder
and CEO of the Invictus Foundation.™ "With Genentech's support we can extend
our efforts to help military members, veterans and their families. This grant
will help us continue our work to normalize what our military members,
veterans and their families are experiencing and support the sacrifices that
they are making by providing critical and confidential behavioral health
services regardless of their ability to pay.

"The principal issues confronting this Community are lack of access, lack of
services and finally lack of health care benefits. The first two have nothing
to do with health care benefits but rather lack of an understanding of
referral sources, fragmentation within the referral sources themselves and the
lack of a unified informatics platform specifically designed to help them find
the resources. The Invictus Foundation's Welcome Home Network program and
services and its informatics platform have been designed to fill that void,"
states Mr. Whalen. "By providing services that are separate from the military
establishment, the Welcome Home Network™ offers an essential option for men
and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services."

About Invictus Foundation

Invictus Foundation™ is a national nonprofit organization whose Welcome Home
Network program and services offers one on one and family behavioral health
counseling services with licensed behavioral health providers to active duty
military, members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, veterans of Iraq,
Afghanistan and their families regardless of their ability to pay. The Welcome
Home Network program and services is not restricted to military members and
veterans of America's most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but is also
inclusive of those who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II and their
loved ones.

The Welcome Home Network™ also offers services to parents, siblings, unmarried
partners, grandparents--in short anyone who loves someone affected by the war.
Additionally, Welcome Home Network providers consult to first responders,
employers, and community organizations. The Invictus Foundation™ is
continually recruiting volunteer behavioral health providers to its Welcome
Home Network. To learn more, visit www.invictusfoundation.org.

About Genentech

Founded more than 35 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company
that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat
patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. The company, a
member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in South San Francisco,
California.

CONTACT:
Peter J. Whalen
Invictus Foundation
info@invictusfoundation.orgin
5412 NE 6th Court / Ste 200
Renton, WA 98059-4982
1-855-544-PTSD (7873)

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SOURCE Invictus Foundation

Website: http://www.invictusfoundation.org
 
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