The new Cohen Clinic, operated by Child & Family Service, offers accessible, high-quality mental healthcare to post-9/11 veterans and military families across the state of Hawai`i
HONOLULU, November 10, 2020 – In an effort to care for the more than 30,000 post-9/11 veterans, their families, as well as nearly 60,000 family members of active-duty service men and women in Hawai`i, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) today announced the opening of the new Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Child & Family Service (CFS) in Mililani. The organization’s first mental health clinic in Hawai`i offers accessible, high-quality, confidential mental health care along with access to comprehensive case management support and referrals to deal with other stresses like unemployment, finances, housing, and legal issues.
Veterans who served in the United States Armed Services, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience, are eligible for care at the Cohen Clinic.Additionally, family, including parents, siblings, spouses or partners, children, caretakers, and others, as defined by the veteran or service member, also are eligible for care.
Currently, all care at the new clinic is delivered to clients throughout Hawai`i via CVN Telehealth, face-to-face video therapy, where clients can receive treatment from the privacy and comfort of their own home. The clinic will provide in-person services whenever it is safe to do so per state and federal guidance.
“We are thrilled to open the clinic and offer specialized care to the military community in Hawai`i. Our goal is to fill a gap in mental health care and address the needs of veterans and military families across the state,” said CEO of Cohen Veterans Network Dr. Anthony M. Hassan. “The Cohen Clinic at Child & Family Service will be a place for those we serve to come for help and receive high-quality, outpatient mental health care. We look forward to becoming part of the community on Oahu.”
Clinics across CVN are backed by a $275-million commitment from financier-philanthropist Steven A. Cohen. Initially, the Hawai`i clinic will receive about $2 million annually from CVN to operate in Hawai`i.
With CFS as the operating partner, the 9,000-square-foot clinic is the 17th Cohen Veterans Network location. CFS, which has focused on strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children since 1899, will operate the clinic, which is comprised of skilled clinicians that have been trained to work specifically with veterans and their families, and some of whom are veterans themselves. CFS offers a wide range of additional services that clients at the Cohen Clinic can be referred to, if needed.
“We are excited to get started seeing clients, virtually, at the Cohen Clinic. This is a perfect partnership since CFS has a rich history of serving not just the families of Hawai`i, but veterans and military families since as early as 1917,” said Karen Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Child & Family Service. “Since the pandemic started several months ago, Cohen Veterans Network has treated more than 3,000 new clients nationwide, almost all remotely via CVN Telehealth. We know this network of care will be beneficial for veterans and military family members across the state of Hawai`i.”
Cohen Veterans Network offers client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems and children’s behavioral problems.
About Cohen Veterans Network: Cohen Veterans Network is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit philanthropic network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans and military families. CVN focuses on improving mental health outcomes, and is building 25 outpatient mental health clinics for veterans and military families in high-need communities, in which trained clinicians deliver holistic evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions. Learn more about CVN.