VETERANS ONE-STOP SHOP

 

One of the goals of United Way 2-1-1 is to be the one-stop resource shop for Veterans in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. In this regard, United Way of Greater Kansas City has formed several focus areas in relation to the Veterans services in our community, including a Veterans Navigator, a hub for Veteran resources, and The Veterans Alliance.

 

VETERANS NAVIGATOR

 

The Veterans Navigator supports veterans, active members of the US military, National Guard & Reserves, and their families to maneuver the benefits and services available to them. They can call 2-1-1 and a Call Specialist or the Veterans Navigator can assist with connections to programs including support groups, job training, benefits assistance, housing, financial advice, food programs, mental health, and many more, all confidentially.

 

MILITARY & VETERAN RESOURCES

 

The Greater Kansas City metropolitan area is home to over 152,000 military Veterans. Just like the general population, Veterans sometimes need additional support from community organizations. With the multitude of services specifically for Veterans, it can be a winding road to find the right resource at the right time, and in the right place. United Way 2-1-1 has gathered a multitude of resources that are unique to Veterans and their specific concerns and needs. Check out those resources here in our online database or call 2-1-1.

 

VETERANS ALLIANCE

 

Our community works very hard to provide an inter-laced system of support for our local military Veterans. Opportunities to provide new support or improve existing support systems are always growing.  The needs of our Veteran population are always changing, as well.

Formed in 2013, the Veterans Alliance brings together more than 100 organizations which provide a variety of programs for veterans.  The Alliance meeting is convened by United Way on a quarterly basis throughout the year. The Alliance, which includes government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and representatives from area businesses, constantly works to identify gaps in services for veterans in Greater Kansas City and develop a more comprehensive, integrated network between these organizations.

 

MILITARY & VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH

 

Veterans, Service Members, and their families face unique challenges. Access to mental health services is very important. Contact 2-1-1 for referrals to mental health services such as screenings, treatment, counseling, case management, etc. for yourself or someone you know; or call the Veteran's Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 and press 1 for immediate confidential help.