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  • Writer's pictureSarah Otto

Ohana Homefront Turns ONE!

WOW! Is it really October?? Who is on their 500th PSL of the season since they started those in AUGUST?! (Which, if you ask us, is a tad early…but they don’t ask us so….)

October is not only the beginning of SPOOKY month BUT it’s also the month that Ohana Homefront was founded! Ohana Homefront Foundation was founded on October 4th, 2021 which means we are now 1 years old! One Year. What a wonderful journey it’s been so far!

As we celebrate our 1-year anniversary, we would like to pause to express gratitude. So much awesomeness has occurred since OHF was founded a year ago.

The Ohana Homefront Foundation was founded on October 4, 2021 by Marine MilSpouse, Natalie Ealy, and (Ret.) Navy MilSpouse, Sarah Otto. Both Natalie & Sarah have been MilSpouses for over 2 decades and have a heart for the Military Community as a whole. They realized that there is a gap when it comes to Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention and want to make sure that EVERYONE in the Military Community is receiving the care that they need to their Mental Health.

Today, OHF has an 8 member Board of Directors, 9 general board members and 14 mental health team members. Everyone with OHF is a volunteer and are working to bring awareness to help bring an end to Suicide within the Military Community. Ohana Homefront Foundation volunteers help with events, gathering local resources, social media, peer-to-peer support, life coaching, health coaching and so much more; Ohana Homefront Foundation Counselors are licensed and ready to assist anyone within the Military Community during a crisis.

Truly, the past year has been an exercise in gratitude. Our military community has been so encouraging to OHF and we feel so thankful to all who have helped us grow to where we are at this moment and to those that help us to continue to grow.

The opportunity to take a focused approach to building, strengthening and expanding our behavioral health system is something the Ohana Homefront Foundation is working on. In the meantime, each of us can play a role in promoting collaboration as we seek to ensure there is no wrong door to mental health services. Remember, it’s okay to not be okay.

Reach out to the Ohana Homefront Foundation at any time if you need assistance or would like to volunteer to help our Military Community.

Happy 1 year to all Ohana Homefront Foundation supporters. We love you.

We hope that you will join us on October 4th at 7:30pm (EST) LIVE on Facebook as we look back on year 1 and what the years to come look like to us. The link to join us is Thanks, y’all.

Warmest regards,

Sarah, Natalie & Team OHF


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