Cohen Veterans Network to Open its First Clinic in the Aloha State for Veterans and Military Families

A new Cohen Clinic offering accessible, high-quality mental healthcare will open on the island of O‘ahu in Hawai‘i by the summer

In an effort to help reduce veteran suicide and increase care for military families, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) today announced it will open a mental health clinic this summer in Mililani, Hawai‘i. The nine-thousand-square-foot clinic is the 17th location the network has chosen, all backed by a $275-million commitment by financier-philanthropist Steven A. Cohen.

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 will be eligible for care at the new Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Child & Family Service, located at 95-1091 Ainamakua Drive in Mililani, Hawai‘i.

CVN’s partner for this clinic will be Child & Family Service — a local nonprofit that has focused on strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children since 1899.

“We are thrilled to go into an area of critical need in Hawai ‘i.  Our model of care is a perfect fit for this location and will be delivered by an excellent partner with vast experience in treating the entire family unit,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, President & CEO of Cohen Veterans Network. “We understand the unique challenges surrounding mental health for veterans and families – as well as families of those still serving – and we are here to meet those challenges and help fill gaps in care.”

In addition to providing care to those within reach of the Mililani location, the Cohen Clinic at Child & Family Service will offer telehealth services to post-9/11 veterans and military families across the state. CVN Telehealth is face-to-face video therapy where clients can receive treatment from the privacy and comfort of their own home.

“This is an ideal partnership for Child & Family Service. We are proud to join a network that has already helped more than 15,000 veterans and family members across the country,” said Karen Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Child & Family Service. “With Child & Family Service’s focus on serving entire families through this partnership with CVN, we are sure we can make the lives of military families better.”

The Cohen Clinic at Child & Family Service will begin serving clients by the middle of 2020. The clinic will soon hire a clinic director, several clinicians, and other integral roles, including a data manager, as well as outreach and intake coordinator.  

CVN offers brief, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems and children’s behavioral problems. Learn more about how the network cares for clients.

Cohen Veterans Network currently has 14 clinics in operation throughout the country and will open in Jacksonville, Fla. and Anchorage, Alaska in the coming months before opening in Hawai‘i.

About Cohen Veterans Network:  Cohen Veterans Network is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit, clinically integrated mental health system for post-9/11 veterans and military families. CVN focuses on improving mental health outcomes, with a goal to build a network of 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.

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