Grant to support Texas Veterans Network-North Texas program
FORT WORTH (July 20, 2021) – United Way of Tarrant County today announced the Texas Veterans Network-North Texas program was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation to provide social services to veterans, active-duty military and their families in the North Texas area.
Texas Veterans Network-North Texas provides access to services, resources and programming and connects those in need with Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), federal, state and local government programs. The grant will allow the Texas Veterans-North Texas program to expand its services by funding the hiring of a relationship manager and an intake specialist to provide coordinated care to those who have urgent needs.
“More than 500,000 veterans call North Texas home, and it is important they have a place to turn to should they find themselves in need,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “We are grateful for the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation grant, which will increase our ability to help those in North Texas who proudly served our country.”
The Texas Veterans Network-North Texas program is part of United Way’s Mission United initiative, which helps 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.
Active-duty service members, veterans and military families who are in need can access services by calling 844-4TX-VETS (844-489-8387) or by visiting www.TexasVeterans.Network.
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United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 550,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.