WHAT
WE DO

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving mental health and preventing suicide within the United States Air Force through its Home Base Program.

OUR

PROGRAM.

The Home Base Program matches each junior enlisted airman, E1-E4, ages 18-25, with a family in the local communities surrounding the Air Force Base.  Families commit to 1-2 activities a month, although they may meet more often if both parties so desire, for a period of 1-2 years. 

 

This program is conducted year round within the community and the family serves as a mentor, friend, and advisor, providing a caring environment to relax away from the pressures of the Air Force service.  The family is also in a position to serve as a positive adult role model and reinforce positive social values.  Stand Up USA will attempt to match airmen with families who share the same basic interests and values including religious preferences of the airmen, if so requested.  The family may invite the airman over for dinner, watch a football game, play card games, arrange a picnic in the park, take the airman to breakfast, lunch or dinner, arrange to go fishing, or any number of activities. The family may arrange to meet the airman at the Air Force Base visitor drop-off point to give cookies or other treats or write emails or send text messages. Stand Up USA will host quarterly activities for the families and their airmen at fun locations within the community.  

The intent of the Home Base Program is to recognize the unique pressures that these junior enlisted airmen face and provide them an effective solution that brings them out of their dorms, into your home and into our community.  The goal is to give them a family environment, providing them a social support system, a "home away from home," a place to go to decompress, for special occasions and holidays, and for the occasional weekend / week night.  The home-based activities are meant to anchor the airmen to the family and community and the family and the community to the airmen.

OUR FOCUS .

Improving Mental Health

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Reduce Isolation

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Reduce Suicide Rate

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Community Support

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Reduce Loneliness

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Enhance 

Resiliency

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