Fort McCoy News July 10, 2015

'We Care Fort McCoy' app available

Fort McCoy is among the installations to make available the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's "We Care" app.

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A look at the app's main screen.

The app, identified as the "We Care Fort McCoy," can be used on Android smartphones and tablets, and soon will be available for Apple systems as well. To find the app at an app store, search for "wecare mccoy." The app is tailored for Soldiers, their Families, and civilians at Fort McCoy.

It features buttons that link directly to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program (SHARP) 24/7 hotline (608-388-3000), the on-call chaplain, Mayo Health System (for sexual-assault forensic exams), and the on-call Family Advocacy Program advocate.

Buttons for the Department of Defense (DOD) Safe Helpline provide information for witnesses and victims of assault, and the Suicide Prevention Information page provide information to those who are thinking about suicide. Fort McCoy commanders also can use the "Commander's Checklist," available under the app's DOD Safe Helpline menu.

Manuals and links to a variety of useful sites also are clickable.

For more information about the app, SHARP training, and related information at Fort McCoy, contact Jamie Cram by phone at 608-388-8989 or by email at jamie.a.cram.civ@mail.mil.

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   (Article prepared by Army Community Service.)