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Watch: First Responders to the Rescue, but Who Supports Them?

Today we post the second of a series of short video clips, all of which aim to make it clear why VFR is a different kind of rehab for Veterans and first responders.  The first highlighted our experience as vets and first responders ourselves, embodied in our tagline: "We ARE You." The second highlights the courage, and  the treatment needs… Read More

VFR Chief Clinical Officer Dr. John M. Rodolico Receives 2019 William James College Mental Health Leadership Award

"A caring, competent person, who works tirelessly for people, in order to make an impact.." said Brigadier General John Driscoll, commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, of VFR's own Chief Clinical Officer Dr. John Rodolico on March 6 at William James College. The General made his remarks as Dr. Rodolico was honored with the 2019 William James College Mental… Read More

Bad Paper, Good Treatment

By Jennifer Stivers Bad Paper can be unfair. It can have serious negative consequences for vets. It affects hundreds of thousands. But it doesn’t count at VFR, where Bad Paper will never get in the way of top notch mental health care. “Bad Paper” is a term used to indicate a discharge from the military that was officially classed as… Read More

Thera-me: Of Gratitude and Service

It’s Tuesday evening in North Jersey and I’m driving to our facility in Paramus, full of curiosity and more than a little anxious. It’s our first VFR Women’s Veterans Support Group and its so damned important. Yes, we’ve all—our staff at Paramus—been totally into this first part of what will soon become a much bigger program to support women vets… Read More