The Heart of Florida United Way has announced its new, wide-ranging veterans' initiative called "Mission United" with the goal of being a one-stop shop for the 110,000 former service members in Central Florida and their families. The program makes the United Way's 2-1-1 help line a gateway for veterans to get services. When they call, they will be assigned a case manager to assess all the veteran's needs, not just the immediate problem. Mission United is modeled after a 3-year-old United Way program in Broward County that has helped hundreds of veterans with employment, legal aid and access to mental-health and substance-abuse treatment. To access Mission United, call 2-1-1 in Florida.
For more veteran and family support resources, see this Military.com Spouse Channel article.