Military Families in Training (MFIT) Program

Addressing the unmet mental health needs of returning veterans and their families

LICADD is dedicated to providing services for the men and women who protect and serve our country. All services provided onsite to veterans are done so FREE of charge for both veterans and their loved ones, regardless of discharge status.

For the past three years, with supportive funds generously provided by the Long Island Community Foundation, LICADD has worked to overcome the many barriers to care that veterans and their families face, especially around access to treatment and stigma.

The M-FIT program is a psycho-educational series for returning veterans and their families. Veterans who attend will learn about how to:

  • Enhance family empathy and communication
  • Understand the effects of post-traumatic stress
  • Explore emotions and stress management
  • Strengthen parenting and co-parenting skills
  • Clarify family boundaries, roles, responsibilities, and care routines
  • Define a family mission, goals, and shared beliefs
  • Facilitate increased access to family community military
    and spiritual resources for ongoing support

Long Island is the home to approximately 175,000 veterans – which comprises approximately 25 percent of all veterans in the U.S. M-FIT is designed to build resiliency among returning service members and their families and to help veterans cope with the stress and trauma of their service to our country.

If you are interested in further information regarding LICADD’s M-FIT program, or you are an agency interested in bringing MFIT group workshops to the veterans in your program, please call Joshua Harel at 516-747-2606.