The nation’s almost 20 million veterans have a variety of programs to aid in their success – from wellness to housing to financial aid. But the sheer volume (more than 45,000 private groups and hundreds of government programs) can be overwhelming to navigate. Compounding the problem is that many of these programs take a silo approach, only tackling one problem instead of providing a comprehensive set of solutions.
That’s the role that Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services plays – serving as the connective thread to break down barriers and connect individuals and organizations with easily accessible solutions that veterans and military families need to access meaningful employment, education, housing, and wellness. We work at local and national levels in five focus areas:
Workforce development and career placement
Wellness research and development
Expanding funding streams for veteran entrepreneurs
Advancing impact via service networks
What is Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services?
At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, we believe our veterans and military families can succeed where they live. We also believe that every organization can effectively integrate veterans and their families into their existing community-based programs. Our mission is to ensure both values are made possible. Our goal is not to create new programs. Rather, the goal is to enable the integration of military and veteran services into existing programs to increase impact. As a Center of Excellence, we provide and coordinate technical assistance/training, resource sharing, and strong leadership to our partners, who, with our ongoing support, develop and operate direct service programs. This approach works. Since 2012, our collaboration and capacity building has impacted nearly 1.7 million individuals and organizations.
We know that the needs of our veterans are evolving, not disappearing.
We believe that every organization and individual can effectively integrate veterans and their families into their existing community-based programs.
We know that every veteran, military member and their families are unique, and we respect and honor their differences by remaining flexible in our response.
We work with others to develop and deploy solutions before problems become a crisis.
We know the importance of never giving up on our veterans and their families to ensure they reach their full potential.
We are transparent.
We are disciplined in our fiscal responsibility, with regular disclosures about financial and operational performance and impact.
Together, we are Reaching America’s veterans and military families.