First-Of-Its-Kind Veterans Program Launches In Texas

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SAN ANTONIO — Local military veterans will soon get a one-stop-shop experience for all their needs no matter where they turn.

The project, TX Serves, is the first of its kind in Texas and will launch in San Antonio next month. It will help the area plug the holes in veterans services that leave many falling through the cracks. The main task at hand is to forge a collaboration between dozens of service providers in the San Antonio area with a centralized nerve center at the Alamo Area Council of Governments.

"When the network goes live those service providers, maybe 50 or 60 in the community at the time of launch, will be connected through this network.  So when a service member or family member has an issue or a problem they're able to be referred very quickly to the right place," said Ilario Pantano of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

TX Serves will be administered by The Institute for Veterans and Military Families and funded through a $5 million Wal-Mart Foundation donation.  

For more information, visit ivmf.syracuse.edu.

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