March 5, 2021

Easterseals Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation  

Silver Spring, MD — Easterseals is honored to announce a grant received from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $13,000which will fund high-quality behavioral healthcare and case management services for veterans and military families provided by The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals (Cohen Clinic).  

The Cohen Clinic supports veterans, active duty service members, and military families with mental health needs. We provide an evidence-based practice with a holistic approach. That means we aim not only to provide them with the best therapy and counseling available, but we also help them address other challenges in their life, which there have been an increase of due to the pandemic,” said Dr. Anneke Vandenbroek, Clinic Director of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals. “This generous grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will help ensure that our services continue to make profound, positive differences in the daily lives of our military community. 

Joseph Van Fonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We are proud to support Easterseals, as they continue to make a positive impact in veterans’ lives. We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment to assisting the men and women who served in defense of our country.” 

The Cohen Clinic’s services are provided by trained and credentialed staff, some of whom are also veterans. Clients are able to receive services individually and as a family unit with telehealth and the same treatment team. Family members of veterans or active duty service members served by the Cohen Clinic can include spouses or partners, children, parents, siblings and family caregivers, or whoever the client defines as family members. Veterans served include those from the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of discharge statusrole while in uniform or combat experience.  

The Cohen Clinic specializes in the treatment of a variety of behavioral health challenges including anger, depression, stress and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, hyper-vigilance, substance misuse, sleep problems, grief and loss, transitional challenges, and relationship and family difficulties.  

DVNF is a great partner because their mission resonates with us, which is to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. 


Easterseals DC MD VA – For over 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for children, adults, families and veterans living – and thriving – with disabilities and special needs in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Through the innovative, inclusive and person-centered work we do, we are strengthening our community and changing the way the world defines and views disability. We are committed to making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

Contact: Jenny Chang

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