Brown Bag Discussion on Veterans with Scot Marken & Jessica Fuchs of Serving Together
Eligible to attend: All WRAG members
There is a strong interest among local funders in how to best serve returning veterans and military families who have made the Greater Washington region their home. At a brown bag discussion last December, funders had the opportunity to preview new research that highlighted the broad range of services available to veterans – and the highly uncoordinated manner in which they are located, accessed, marketed, and funded.
The Mental Health Association of Montgomery County has developed a successful model for connecting military members, veterans, and their family members to services available in the county, including mental health services, employment opportunities, financial assistance, and Veteran Affairs benefits. Called Serving Together, the project has seen great success through their online resource portal, their Veteran and Family Peer Navigator service, and a variety of community-based and outreach efforts that help their clients navigate the often fragmented system of services available for veterans and military members.
Join your funding colleagues for a brown bag lunch to learn more about Serving Together from Jessica Fuchs, the project’s director, as well as Scot Marken, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County. Serving Together is making life easier for veterans and their families in Montgomery County, and their model for connecting clients with available services has the potential to be replicated or scaled up to serve veterans across the region.