The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants has partnered with Give an Hour to develop the Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT) project. Across the District, traumatic exposure is high and exposure to multiple traumatic events is common. There is a critical need to effectively respond to the mental health needs of trauma victims and by harnessing the skills and generosity of mental health professionals in DC, together we can provide those in need with help and hope.

Volunteer Providers are DC licensed mental health professionals who set aside one session per week for one year to see a pro bono client from the EDRT project. EDRT clients are victims of crime, justice-involved adults and juveniles, previously incarcerated persons, and youth at risk of truancy or juvenile delinquency. Services may be provided by phone, in person or using HIPAA compliant video therapy.

Providers sign up on our website as ready and available to assist someone when the need arises.Not all mental health professionals will have a client all year. The commitment is flexible and Give an Hour works with you to ensure you are receiving the information, training and tools to be successful, including:

  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free and discounted tools for use in private practice
  • Free opportunities to connect with experts and professionals

Healing Begins with YOU

One hour a week can truly make a difference in someone’s life. If you are a DC-licensed mental health professional carrying malpractice insurance, visit our registration page for additional information on how you can serve as a provider in the Give an Hour network for EDRT.

To sign up: http://bit.ly/GAHEDRT - click on Provider Registration or respond through VolunteerMatch

To continue the conversation, email EDRT@giveanhour.org

Give an Hour:
Give an Hour(tm) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), that develops networks of skill-based volunteer professionals to provide free mental health services to our countries vulnerable populations, such as military veterans, at-risk youth, and survivors of gun violence. Thus far, the U.S. network of 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 284,000 hours of care and support to those in need, valued at $28 million. info@giveanhour.org

District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants:

The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants develops, funds, and coordinates programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. To increase support systems for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District, The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is partnering with Give an Hour to provide mental-health services to residents of the District of Columbia under a new initiative: Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT).

*This ad was produced by Give an Hour, under 2019-PGAHDC-0001, awarded by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Executive Office of the Mayor.


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