Veterans Navigator & Parents as Teachers Supervisor
Issue: When it comes to assisting our returning veterans, the status quo is unacceptable. Unfortunately, many veterans aren't getting the help they need, and they face challenges in accessing vital services. Food insecurity is one of the critical issues that some veterans experience upon their return. The combination of limited resources and transportation barriers can make it difficult for veterans to access essential resources.
UWCG's Role: Recognizing the multifaceted challenges faced by returning veterans, United Way of Central Georgia's Mission United program steps in to provide comprehensive support. Mission United bridges the gap in veteran assistance by offering a wide range of services to veterans, active duty service members, and their families. Through Mission United, veterans, active duty service members, and their families can access a variety of vital services, including employment support, financial assistance, legal guidance, healthcare services, education and training opportunities, and stable housing solutions. By providing streamlined access to these services, Mission United ensures that veterans have the necessary support to overcome obstacles and thrive in their civilian lives.
Impact: The impact of Mission United's approach is transformative for returning veterans and their families. By bridging the gap in veteran assistance, the program empowers veterans to access a comprehensive range of resources tailored to their unique needs. Through the support provided by Mission United, veterans gain the tools and support necessary to secure stable employment, address financial challenges, receive legal assistance, access quality healthcare, pursue further education and training, and find stable housing. The program's streamlined approach ensures that veterans receive the necessary support efficiently, reducing barriers and simplifying the process of accessing vital services.
See veterans talk about how Mission United helped them. This video also features Major Gen. Robert McMahon, local Mission United founder and now the assistant secretary of defense overseeing logistics and material readiness.
Sam Nunn, a former U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee, was the first to donate toward the matching grant, and encourages others to join this effort.
Make sure to designate Mission United when making your gift.