New State Program Launches to Support Georgia's Veterans
Thursday, November 10th, 2022
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), the state agency dedicated to advising, counseling, and assisting veterans and their families in receiving their rightful benefits, and Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care, are partnering to help meet the unmet needs of Georgia’s veteran population through a coordinated care network called Unite Georgia.
The GDVS received an award of $6.1 million through the Georgia State Fiscal Recovery Fund’s Negative Economic Impact grant program. The grants are aimed at addressing financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are intended to assist in speeding the recovery of the employment, tourism, travel, and hospitality sectors, as well as other industries.
Unite Georgia is a coordinated care network that allows veterans and their families to connect directly to the resources they need in a matter of days instead of weeks or months. Currently, there are more than 720 programs available in the statewide network, and that number continues to grow each day.
The Unite Us platform securely connects the veteran population to much-needed resources and services, such as assistance with veterans benefits, employment, education, and mental and behavioral health programs. The program enables the GDVS to pinpoint where veterans need help and implement improvements for future services through community partnerships.
“Unite Us makes it simpler for Georgia’s veterans and their families to find care wherever they are,” said Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Patricia Ross. “If you’re currently serving, recently separated from military service, or have been out for years, help is available through a robust network of community partners.”
The Unite Georgia program will initially be available through the 54 GDVS veterans field service offices located across the state. Following the launch, Unite Us will partner with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Georgia’s Workforce Boards to expand access to services.
“Our vision is to build a world of connected communities working together to improve the health and well-being of veterans,” said Anthony Fulton, State Network Director at Unite Us. “The Unite Georgia network delivers the ability for government agencies, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations to better address people’s needs in a secure and efficient ecosystem.”
Nonprofits, community-based organizations, and other providers interested in connecting their clients and patients to services within the network can reach out on uniteus.com/contact/.