Outreach

SAME Atlanta Post Scholarships

Each year the SAME Atlanta Post awards scholarships in honor of Sy Liebmann and Al Rowe. Please follow this link to read more about these two great men we are honoring through this scholarship.

SAME Atlanta Post recently announced the winners of the 2019 scholarships are Devin Morrison and Moises Rayo. Read more about the recipients here.

SAME National Engineering & Construction Camps

This is a great week-long hands-on experience for high school sophomores and juniors to learn about engineering. There are videos of the camps as well as camp details at https://www.same.org/stemcamps. Applications are due March 15, 2019. If you or an interested student has any questions, please direct them to Claudia Penny via email at [email protected]

Veterans Outreach

Started in 2008, the SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta provides comprehensive curriculum of care, specifically tailored to meet the needs of service members who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a customized program that is tailored to the needs of the individual. Therapies include: physical, occupational, vocational, cognitive and psychological treatment. The program includes complimentary residential housing; life coaching; therapeutic recreation; legal and financial counseling; peer support and PTSD counseling. Thanks to the very generous donations of many, including the Wounded Warrior Program, but especially Bernie Marcus and the Marcus Foundation, the SHARE program is offered to those service members at no cost. The government (VA system) does not promote or support this program. It is funded and maintained through charitable donations of individuals and organizations.

Cost per person to go through this three month program is approximately $35,000. If a client has insurance, their insurance providers pay 38 cents of every dollar’s cost of care, on average. The Shepherd Center must raise $70,000 per month to keep the program running. With the rise of suicides in our returning service members (22 per day reported), SHARE is proud that it has a zero percent suicide rate among its graduates. Please help us spread the word about SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. For more information, Visit SHARE’s website for more information visit www.shepherd.org/share.

SAME Atlanta Post provides dinner once a month for the residents and staff of the SHARE program. 1-2 volunteers are need each month to assist in taking dinner and staying to eat with the residents and staff. This time with the residents will help them with socialization and re-engaging in social activities and as they adjust to having interaction with new people. Beth Harris is the point of contact for the Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative. If you have questions or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cindi McAdams at [email protected].