FORT WORTH (Sept. 10, 2020) – United Way of Tarrant County Mission United military initiative today announced it joined Texas Veterans Network, the first interconnected statewide service for transitioning service members, veterans and military families. United Way of Tarrant County Mission United will be the North Texas component of the network.
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.
“The need for veterans’ resources and services in North Texas has continued to grow, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeing an increase in requests for assistance for basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, and health care. Texas Veterans Network provides streamlined access to resources for the men and women who have served our country, as well as their families,” “said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. United Way of Tarrant County Mission United is pleased to partner with Combined Arms to make navigating the vast landscape of community-based resources a little easier, for our families.”
The partnership also expands services and provides more options for veterans and greater accessibility through the Combined Arms mobile app, available through iOS and Android app stores. 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.
The program is expected to serve more than 4,000 annually in the North Texas Region. Currently, about 500,000 active military and veterans call North Texas home.
The Texas Veterans Network is made possible financially through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in partnership with The American Job Center Network and the generosity of the Wal-Mart Foundation.
ABOUT COMBINED ARMS
Combined Arms is a Texas-founded and Texas-operated nonprofit organization committed to unleashing the impact of veterans on the communities they return to. Through streamlined assessments and customized resources based on individual veteran needs, Combined Arms is simplifying and accelerating the connection point between veterans and resources. Combined Arms deploys a data-driven approach and a collaborative, connected model of service delivery so that veterans and the community are united after the uniform.
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF TARRANT COUNTY MISSION UNITED
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.