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Revolutionary Veteran Care Network Marks One Year of Impact

By November 25, 2019 No Comments

United Way of Tarrant County, through its Mission United initiative, will celebrate one year of coordinated veteran care and impact for TXServes-North Texas at the network’s first annual In-Practice Review meeting. TXServes-North Texas is a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving active duty military, veterans and their families in the North Texas region.

The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 at Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street Arlington, Texas 76010. The event will include an overview of the program, the services it provides and what it will mean for the thousands of veterans, active military and their families living in North Texas.

“It is exciting and encouraging to see momentum build across North Texas in support of the veteran and military families in our community,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “We are proud of this achievement and will continue to support those who have sacrificed in defense of our freedom.”

Since its launch in November of 2018, TXServes-North Texas has answered nearly 2,500 requests from veterans and military families, connecting them with providers all across North Texas. To date, almost 100 agencies and organizations have registered to be a part of the TXServes-North Texas network and dozens more are engaged in receiving client referrals. The most common requests are for financial assistance, housing, employment and benefits navigation.

TXServes-North Texas is one of three established TXServes networks currently operating in the state. TXServes-Rio Grande Valley, TXServes-San Antonio and TXServes-North Texas are all part of AmericaServes, one of several free programs offered by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to advance the post-service lives of American veterans and military families.

Active duty, National Guard, Reserve service members, as well as veterans and their families regardless of age, era, branch or discharge status who reside in North Texas are eligible for support from the network.