Combating veteran suicide through technology and providing a second home with a veteran-centric social environment where veterans can build their resilience to break the cascading effect of hopelessness that leads to suicide.
Meadows Edge remains committed to helping those that defended our nation. Through Safe Harbor and VHV we intend to offer technology-based tools and service offerings designed to help veterans struggling with mental health issues, human performance issues, difficulty finding employment, and finding a home for those veterans tragically living on the streets of our great nation.
VHV provides a second home with a veteran-centric social environment where veterans can build resilience to break the cascading effect of hopelessness that leads to suicide. Veterans at all stages of need are welcome; veterans who want to give back, veterans that miss the camaraderie, and veterans struggling. VHV is the conduit connecting veterans’ needs to gold-standard, vetted services, and resources. You are not alone.
The Safe Harbor mobile app will provide at-risk veterans with technology-based tools allowing them to communicate with someone of a similar background and talk about the events contributing to their depression. Our hope is these contacts can help break the cycle of depression leading to suicide and guide the veteran to healthcare professionals best suited to help.
A sustained, high-operational tempo over the last 18 years of combat and support operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations worldwide has increased behavior health problems with active duty military, veterans and their families. Active duty service members and their families have numerous, excellent programs available to seek assistance but quite often veterans feel isolated from assistance programs once they leave the military. Our Safe Harbor seeks to build and implement a superior, holistic, technology-based approach to address the needs of those who served our great country, when they need it most.
Veterans Helping Veterans (VHV), Meadows Edge is a time and place to check in and re-calibrate. It is a place to bolster resilience, and a place where veterans can help other veterans; we are opening up our doors to remind veterans that they are not alone. Through conversation and connection a veteran can gather perspective, receive validation and feel valued. A listening ear, a warm cup of coffee or someone who has walked in their shoes will be waiting; a lifeline of hope for our Pittsburgh-area veterans.