Veterans

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 3 focus areas in relation to the Veterans services in our community:

  1. Veteran focused events calendar and resource database

  2. The Veterans Alliance

  3. The 2-1-1 Veterans Navigator

 

VETERANS RESOURCE DATABASE

 

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.

 

VETERANS NAVIGATOR

 

The United Way 2-1-1 Veterans Navigator is a Veteran and a 2-1-1 call specialist providing information, referral, and advocacy support to Veterans and their family members. The Veterans Navigator has a background in community resources that specialize in assisting Veterans and their family members. The Veterans Navigator is able to provide information and support relating to the Pillars of Support: Financial Stability, Social Stability, Health Stability, and Basic Needs Stability. Advocacy to assist Veterans in overcoming barriers is an integral part of the Veterans Navigator's services.

 

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.