Mission United: An Initiative of United Way of Tarrant County for North Texas Veterans, Active Duty Military and their Families.

Mission United, a military and veterans outreach and services initiative of United Way of Tarrant County, helps both veterans, active duty military members and their families in North Texas find community resources and gain access to a variety of services including primary, specialty and mental health care; job training and employment; housing assistance; and education to develop skills for transitioning to civilian life. The initiative includes four programs:

VETERANS FUND

United Way launched its Veterans Fund in 2013 with a generous corporate contribution by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and an additional gift from Bell. The funding is dedicated to supporting military service members who are returning to civilian life in the Tarrant County area, including counseling, career and financial coaching, addiction treatment and other high-priority needs.

For information contact:
Regina R. Williams, LMSW
Vice President, Community Investment
(817) 258-8083
regina.williams@unitedwaytarrant.org

VETERAN OPTIONS NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

With support from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance, Mission United provides a dedicated Veterans Specialist at the Area Agency on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center who provides case management, home visit support and outreach to qualifying veterans, their families and spouses. The Veterans Specialist also helps veterans with disabilities apply for Veterans Administration financial assistance to help pay for services needed to live at home.

For information contact:
Mina McWhorter, Veterans Options Navigator
(817) 258-8078
mina.mcwhorter@unitedwaytarrant.org

TXSERVES-NORTH TEXAS

A coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving veterans, service members and their families in North Texas.  TXServes-North Texas uses technology and its partner network to guide veterans, active duty military members and their families to the most appropriate services and resources available. Active duty, Reserve, and National Guard members, as well as veterans and their families who reside in North Texas, are eligible for support from the network. The program supports all individuals who have worn the uniforms of our military – regardless of age, era, branch or discharge status.

For information contact:
Randy McGuffee, Network Director
(817) 317-0764
randy.mcguffee@unitedwaytarrant.org

TALENT 4 TARRANT

Funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and through a partnership with Workforce Solutions, the program provides an opportunity to build a career in the Informational Technology field for Tarrant County veterans with limited IT experience.  The program’s goals are to identify and place local candidates in community-based IT-related programs and to partner with local employers to provide paid internship positions for certified candidates.

For information contact:
Steven Bolden, Talent 4 Tarrant Program Manager
(817) 258-8072
steven.bolden@unitedwaytarrant.org

or
David Johnson, Special Project Manager
(817) 258-8071
david.johnson@unitedwaytarrant.org

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