Are you a Veteran, Active Duty Service Member or Military Family?
This is where you get the support you’ve earned.
Our Mission United team’s primary role is to help Veterans navigate the system of benefits available, whether by providing those options directly or connecting our Veterans to a resource for any of the following services:
- Employment Services
- Legal Assistance
- Financial Stability
- Health Care
- Stability Housing
More than 34,000 Veterans call Lake or Sumter County home. Whether they left the services years ago or are currently transitioning to civilian life, many struggle with the challenges of navigating a complex system of services and finding their place in the community. Our Mission United program is a collective effort that identifies gaps and creates systemic change in the area of health care access, education, and stability assistance.
For immediate and confidential assistance, call 2-1-1
For individual assistance and case management, contact our Mission United Coordinator, Mr. Tracey Schoonmaker at 352-787-7530 ext 242 or via EMAIL.
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Great News for Florida Veterans, their spouses and caregivers!
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities can now provide COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, regardless of character of discharge, their spouses and adult caregivers at no cost!
Sign up here: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction, check out their websites or give them a call to learn how you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (web site) or call 888-820-0230
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital – Tampa (web site) or call 888-716-7787
Miami VA Healthcare System (web site) or call 305-575-7000
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (web site) or call 352-548-6000 ext. 103755
Orlando VA Healthcare System (web site) or call 407-631-0499
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (web site) or call 800-972-8262 ext. 5220
President Joe Biden recently signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law, expanding VA’s legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as Veteran spouses, caregivers and some beneficiaries.
Veteran Information Briefing
Coursera for the Military Family Community
Through partnerships with select nonprofit organizations (including our local partners Allegiant Giving and The Warrior Alliance), Coursera brings more than 4,000 training and skills development courses to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses—for free! Visit their recently-launched community group Coursera for the Military Family Community to learn more about how vets and military spouses can access no-cost learning opportunities.
Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camps
The Warrior-Scholar Project is accepting applications for their college preparatory academic boot camps this summer! Options include Humanities, STEM, and Business & Entrepreneurship. The programs are open to enlisted veterans and transitioning service members. Veterans can find all the details and submit an application right here.
COVID-19 Vaccines at the VA Updates:
- Vaccines available by appointment at the Orlando VA locations 407-631-0499 or Click Here for more detailed information and eligibility.
- Vaccines available by appointment only at the North Florida South Georgia VA System. Call 800-324-8387 or Click Here for more detailed information and eligibility.
To make a donation in support of Veterans or designated to the Mission United program, visit our DONATE selections.