United Way of Tarrant County Launches TXServes-North Texas Program
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 16, 2018, November 16, 2018


United Way of Tarrant County, through its Mission United initiative, has launched TXServes-North Texas, a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving active duty military, veterans and their families in the North Texas region.

The new program, which was announced at Arlington City Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, will provides services for the thousands of veterans, active military and their families living in North Texas.

"The demand for veteran and military assistance is steadily rising in our community," said TD Smyers, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. "The ultimate goal of TXServes-North Texas is to connect them with resources and services specific to their needs. It is our intent that this program will empower and support the men and women who serve and have served our country."

TXServes-North Texas with United Way of Tarrant County as the coordination center is the newest addition to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families" (IVMF) coordinated system, AmericaServes program. The program is expected to serve more than 2,000 annually in the North Texas Region. Currently, 385,000 active military and veterans call North Texas home. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the 17th market to launch an AmericaServes network, which is nationally transforming the ease with which veterans service members and their families" access care and services as they navigate the civilian world upon exiting the military program.

TXServes-North Texas uses a technology platform to guide those in need to the most appropriate services and resources available. Active duty, Reserve, and National Guard members as well as veterans and their families who reside in North Texas are eligible. The program supports all individuals who have worn the uniforms of our military - regardless of age, era, branch or discharge status.

About United Way of Tarrant County
United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities for more than 95 years. 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 helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donation going to the selected agency or cause. For more information, visit www.unitedwaytarrant.org.

About AmericaServes
AmericaServes is the country"s first coordinated system of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to serve veterans, transitioning service members, and their families. Administered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, AmericaServes" vision is that every service member, veteran, and their family can easily access the full range of comprehensive services required to achieve their unique goals, and to provide a superior service experience to matching participants" first-class military service. For more information, visit americaserves.org.

About the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families. Through its professional staff and experts, the IVMF delivers leading programs in career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training, while also conducting actionable research, policy analysis, and program evaluations. The IVMF also supports communities through collective impact efforts that enhance delivery and access to services and care. The Institute, supported by a distinguished advisory board, along with public and private partners, is committed to advancing the lives of those who have served in America"s armed forces and their families. For more information, visit ivmf.syracuse.edu.

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