Grapevine Q&A: Ohana Homefront Foundation

Dec 16, 2021

What is the history of your organization? How did you get started and why? What motivated you?
The Ohana Homefront Foundation was founded on October 4, 2021 by a Marine MilSpouse, Natalie Ealy, and a (Ret.) Navy Mil Spouse, 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.

What draws members to your group?
We have learned that there are a lot out there wanting to give back to the Military Community & also see the same issues that we are.  They are ready to get involved to make our Military Community understand what is out there for them when it comes to their Mental Health.

How can you see the impact that you’ve made with your programs?
We have brought awareness to the entire world with our mission.  With that, we have been able to give our resources and connect those that reach out, to local Counselors, etc.

What is your group focused on right now? How do you fundraise? What keeps your group motivated?
 Right now we are focusing on resources and fundraising towards our Accreditation for our Military Community Suicide Hotline, Textline, and Chat.  What keeps us motivated is that we know we are making a difference and we see that in messages, within our communities, and so much more!

How can people get involved and support Ohana Homefront Foundation?
 If interested in getting involved and supporting OHF, our website has great info!

How do you think women can transform philanthropy and our communities together?
 We must go farther and find ways of linking empowerment efforts with wider changes.  Once we empower women that the sky is the limit, we can bring our communities together with a likeminded focus.