The Arlington-based United Way of Tarrant County Mission United military initiative recently 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, Community-Based Organizations, 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,” says Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “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. 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 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 in partnership with The American Job Center Network and the generosity of the Walmart Foundation.