Connecting Veterans, Military, Spouses and Caregivers with the Greater Community
and enabling residents to do more than say "thanks for your service."
Got 10 Minutes for a Vet or a Military Family?
- an individual willing to offer your experience/local knowledge or
- as a business willing to offer a discount to military members, veterans and their families.
San Diego County
St. Joseph County/South Bend
The Unique Role of VCC
Transitioning from the military or being transferred can be challenging for veterans, military, and their families. Having limited networks can make integration into a new community all the more difficult and stressful.
Together we can change that. All on your own time and availability.
Americans have served in the Armed Forces/Reserves
Veterans feel lack of purpose/camaraderie following transition from the military
Active duty members feel general public does not understand sacrifices made by service members and their families
Bridging the Military/Civilian Divide
VCC provides local residents with an avenue to share their expertise and knowledge about life in their community with veterans, military, and their families.
By doing so, local residents get to know their neighbors who served in uniform, and our veterans, military, and their families are able to get answers to a whole host of questions and resources that fall outside the realm of nonprofit/government resources. Examples can include:
Neighborhoods & Recreation
What are the schools like in this neighborhood? Where can our family members get involved in sports?
Career Paths & Education
Can I talk to someone in the health field to find out if that career is really for me? I'd like to get some advice on majors/degrees?
What museums and venues offer discounts or special engagements for veterans and military families? Where can I get trusted car/home repair?