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Making the transition from active duty to civilian life can pose its own set of unique challenges to veterans and their families. From feeling isolated and discouraged to confronting issues with homelessness, joblessness or access to treatment for mental health issues or substance abuse, the needs of some veterans can be complex. That’s where we come in.
We’re MISSION UNITED in Miami – a single point of entry for veterans to access the help they need, at no cost. MISSION UNITED helps ease the transition to civilian life and address the unique needs of veterans. By connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners, we empower veterans and their families to lead productive lives in our community. Support services include job training and opportunities, affordable housing, legal resources and more.
Our mission: ease the transition
If you’re one of the thousands of veterans who call Miami home, and you’re in need of a network of free support services to help you get re-acclimated to civilian life, contact MISSION UNITED today.
Your local MISSION UNITED team is available Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM by phone
(305) 646-7130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our collaborative approach
MISSION UNITED MIAMI is working to become the key convener of an integrated ecosystem that promotes a collective impact approach to addressing veteran barriers – one that ensures alignment and partner accountability across the system – and provides a more scalable model to increasing engagement and pathways to veteran success after military service.
Long Term Goal: To disrupt the veteran services system; which is confusing to navigate – and collaborate with community partners and other Mission United programs in Florida – to create a statewide veterans’ network; that can then expand nationally through Mission United’s convening efforts and support.
- Afghan conflict resource article from Wounded Warrior Project link below.
- If you are a combat Veteran or family member and would like to speak to someone about your military experience or any other concerns about readjustment to civilian life, call the Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling) at 1-877-WAR-VETS or visit https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/media/Call-Center-PSA.asp
- RallyPoint– Talk to other Veterans online. Discuss: What are your feelings as the Taliban reclaim Afghanistan after 20 years of US involvement?
- If you’re A Veteran in Crisis Or Are Concerned About One Call1-800-273-8255 and PRESS 1
The Veterans Crisis Line is also available by text at 838255. Qualified VA responders are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about the Veterans Crisis Line and how to know when to call: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/about/when-to-call
- For Veteran support and connections to your community resources, call 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or visit https://www.myflvet.com/
- Peer support for active duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans and their families or caregivers, call Vets4Warriors at 1-855-838-8255 or visit https://www.vets4warriors.com/connect/
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline is another resource if you need support, call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or visit https://nami.org/help
- Florida Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families –SaveFLVets.org
- VA Mental Health Services Guide– This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
- MakeTheConnection.net– Information, resources, and Veteran-to-Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
- Download VA’s self-help apps– Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)– Request a Peer Mentor
- VA Caregiver Support Line– Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
- VA Women Veterans Call Center– Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
- Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center Women’s Health Program https://www.va.gov/miami-health-care/locations/bruce-w-carter-department-of-veterans-affairs-medical-center/
Thank you to MISSION UNITED’s generous supporters
Miguel “Mike” B. Fernández
The Batchelor Foundation
Swanee and Paul DiMare
Florida East Coast Industries
Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Sarah Woodruff Foundation
2020-2021 Advisory Committee
JP Morgan Chase
Miami Dade College
General Douglas Fraser USAF (Ret)
Col. Steve Williamson, USA
Stokes McMillan Antunez PA
Warrior Scholar Project
The Mission Continues
The Advocate Program
University of Miami
Legal Services of Greater Miami
Lotus Professional Group/Talent Management Consultants
Thayra “Tye” Hausheer
Volunteer Leader, AARP South Florida
Tridente Strategies, Inc.
Law Office of Victor Perez
City of Miami
TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness, Inc.