2019 At Ease USA Luncheon
AEU is committed to providing access to confidential trauma treatment and therapeutic support for active military, veterans and their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay.
AEU continues to fund three clinics in Nebraska – Bellevue, Grand Island and North Platte in partnership with Lutheran Family Services’ At Ease program. Behavioral health services are also provided in Lincoln. In addition to one-on-one therapy, At Ease includes peer-to-peer group therapy and support sessions both for veterans and their family members. AEU also continues to partner with the Women’s Center for Advancement by funding a program called Healing Warriors. The Healing Warriors program includes crisis intervention, individualized case management, pro bono legal services, therapy, peer support groups, and self-sufficiency services for clients who are connected to the military.
AEU has seen a need to reach beyond the brick and mortar clinics to veterans and families located in remote areas of Nebraska. Toward that end, AEU is launching a new initiative, the Preferred Provider Network. We realize not everyone will travel to one of the three clinics, but by training therapists in population centers, we believe we will extend our reach to build a network of highly trained therapists. AEU will also launch a tele-therapy program in conjunction with this initiative as well as hire a licensed therapist.
Proceeds from the luncheon will support AEU’s programs. The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 10th at the CHI Health Center Omaha beginning at 11:45 am. Honorary Chairs for this year’s luncheon are Cindy and Mogens Bay.
Kenneth E. Stinson is Chairman Emeritus of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., the nation’s third largest general contractor, with significant operations in Canada and Australia.
Stinson is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He served two and a half tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, becoming Company Commander of an MCB5 Seabee Battalion. After his military service, he returned to school, earning his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.
Stinson joined Kiewit as a college intern in 1968. Following graduation, he was assigned to some of Kiewit’s more notable projects, holding various engineering and management roles. He moved to Omaha in 1982, serving in many executive positions, including President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer.
Stinson was first elected to the Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. Board of Directors in 1986. He also serves on numerous boards, including the Nebraska Military Support Coalition and the STRATCOM Consultation Committee.
We hope your commitment to assist our military families continues by supporting the annual At Ease USA luncheon on May 10, 2019 at the CHI Health Center Omaha.
If you would like to serve as a 2019 luncheon sponsor, use the form under the Sponsor tab or mail your donation to:
At Ease, USA
PO Box 24465
Omaha, NE 68124