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Dominion Energy awards $150K to support veterans in crisis

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-10 18:29:21-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - $150,000 has been awarded to help local veterans in crisis.

Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF) announced that Dominion Energy has awarded it a $150,000 grant to support veterans in crisis by donating the lead gift for behavioral health initiatives at the hospital.

Since 2018, the medical center has seen a 25% growth in volume from the military community, based on Virginia Tricare encounters. They say nearly 20% of those encounters result in behavioral health diagnoses.

“Chesapeake Regional is committed to supporting local veterans and their families,” said Reese Jackson, president & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “This partnership will help us deliver much-needed behavioral health services to area veterans who find themselves in crisis after serving our country.”

The grant will provide behavioral health support for veterans and civilians by funding outpatient therapy programs and adaptations to the emergency room.

“At Dominion Energy we make it a priority to support those who have served and given so much to our country,” said William Murray, Dominion Energy’s Sr. Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications. “As part of that commitment, we are honored to partner with Chesapeake Regional Healthcare to expand much needed services for behavioral health and veterans in crisis.”

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center is actually located adjacent to veteran housing and soon will host a new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic on its campus.