Dryhootch: Coffee shops and technology-based peer support for Veterans

May 29, 2017

Bob Curry is a Vietnam veteran who founded Dryhootch.com to provide support for veterans returning to their communities after deployment. He was inspired to launch the project after his own experience with PTSD and a substance use disorder.  In 2012, the Obama White House recognized Curry as a Champion for Change.

Today, Dryhootch has seven brick and mortar coffee shops/ community centers across the U.S.  Curry has combined his understanding of veterans' needs with his expertise in technology to create virtual supports like the digital Forward Operating Base, or "FOB."  He's also partnered with IntheRooms to test virtual support meetings for veterans in recovery.

Curry presented a webinar on Dryhootch as part of the National Frontier and Rural ATTC's Telehealth Tuesdays series in April 2017.  Click here to view the recorded webinar.

Curry will also be a featured presenter at the National Frontier and Rural ATTC 2017 Technology Summit.

Related Resources

SAMHSA's Efforts to Support Veterans and Military Families 

From the ATTC Network
Great Lakes ATTC:
Finding Balance: Understanding and Optimizing your Stress System after Deployment

National Hispanic and Latino ATTC:
Latino Veterans and the Cultural Aspects that Influence their Treatment Needs

Southeast ATTC
How do we pave the way home?

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