Wounded Warrior Project’s Wounded Care Network
As the owner of Redline Restorations in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Colton Amster provides world-class automotive restoration services for vehicles of all types. A charitable individual, Colton Amster has also used his professional skills and facility to support the work of organizations such as Make-A-Wish and Wounded Warrior Project.
In partnership with four academic health care partners, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) recently launched its Wounded Care Network. The first of its kind, this national mental health program will increase access to mental health care services for veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other conditions affecting mental wellness.
Through the Network, WWP and its four partners–Emory Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and UCLA Health–will offer specialized clinical services to veterans as part of a regional outpatient program or an intensive outpatient program. Both program types will provide participants and their families with the individualized care they need to thrive.
In January 2016, WWP officially started accepting participants for the Wounded Care Network, which will be supported over the next three years through a $100 million commitment from WWP and its health care partners. For more information, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
An experienced auto restoration professional, Colton Amster has owned and operated Redline Restorations in Bridgeport, Connecticut, since 2003. Outside of work, Colton Amster gives back to his community by supporting several local groups, including the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Founded in 1996, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is now celebrating two decades of providing comprehensive health care to children and adolescents with a variety conditions. As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the not-for-profit medical center is inviting current and former employees, patients, and families to share their experiences at the center on the Connecticut Children’s website.
The site currently features stories from several employees and patients, including Alexa, a 24-year-old who received treatments for an aggressive form of cancer at the center from age three to 18. In addition to patient and employee stories, the Connecticut Children’s website features a five-minute anniversary video and an online store selling 20th anniversary shirts, jackets, and bags.
Those who would like to share their stories via social media can do so using the hashtag #ctchildrensturns20. Additional details can be found at www.connecticutchildrens.org.