Pictured left to right: Jonathan Horowitch, President and CEO of Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA; Ellyn Dunford, Family Advocate and Spouse, General Joseph Dunford, 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Rick Stein, Vice President, Food Marketing Institute, Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA Board Member, and Chair of the 2017 Advocacy Awards.
On April 25th, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA announced the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, which will open this fall, at its annual Advocacy Awards dinner at the Washington Hilton. Funded by a $10 million investment from the Cohen Veterans Network, the clinic will provide free mental health care for veterans and their families living in the DC metro area, expanding Easter Seals extensive portfolio of programs that provide comprehensive support for veterans and military families.
“The Cohen Veterans Network uses a rigorous process to select partners to open our clinics. We look for innovative organizations who deliver on their commitments and have world-class services, said Sergeant Kyle White, U.S. Army, and Medal of Honor Recipient. “This investment will change the lives of thousands of Washington, D.C. area veterans and their families.”
In addition to the announcement, Easter Seals was proud to present Advocacy Awards to Ellyn Dunford, Family Advocate and Spouse, General Joseph Dunford, 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Dan Valenzuela, President, Safeway Eastern Division to recognize their commitment to advancing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or special needs, including veterans and military families.