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 two programs:
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.
In partnership with Combined Arms, a Texas-founded and Texas-operated nonprofit organization, and utilizing innovative technology, Texas Veterans Network provides access to services, resources and programming for active military, veterans and their families. This includes connecting those in need with Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), federal, state and local government programs. Active duty service members, veterans and military families can also access services by calling 844-4TX-VETS (844-489-8387) or visiting www.TexasVeterans.Network.
For information contact:
Randy McGuffee, MISSION UNITED Director
For those age 60 and older or with a disability, Mission United provides a dedicated Veterans Specialist at the Area Agency on Aging and the 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 assistance, please call the Area Agency on Aging at 817-258-8125 or the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 888-730-2372.