Mission United News
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Yesterday, we honored Martin Luther King, Jr. for his life of service to the Civil Rights Movement, his power to strengthen communities, address…
04-15-2019 · Mission United
U.S. Army Veteran Nelson Moody loved the time he served overseas. Moody participated in a “split-option” training program in high school in Baltimore, Maryland, and he became a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. He said he loved this experience so much,…
Throughout Donald Gilner’s career as a medical doctor and a Colonel in the Air Force, he and his wife Celia have been contributing annually to United Way. Long-standing members of the Cole Society as well as Legacy Leaders, they’ve made a commitment…
05-24-2017 · Mission United
As an Army veteran, Terrance Coursey knows what it’s like to transition back to civilian life – and how hard it can be to find employment. Now as a United Way of Greater Atlanta Development Officer, Terrance can tie his career to his passion, helping other veterans find support through our Mission United program (previously called Vets Connect.) This #WhyWednesday, hear Terrance’s story:
Do you have a story to share? Tell us your “why” – the reason you’re passionate about serving your community! Find out more here.
11-10-2016 · Mission United
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
—John F. Kennedy
On behalf of our partners, donors, advocates and volunteers, United Way of Greater Atlanta would like to thank those that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Today we celebrate you for your patriotism, passion for our country and selflessness in serving for the common good. But words are not enough.
Mission United: Ending veteran homelessness in Greater Atlanta
Did you know there are more than 2,000 homeless veterans in the Greater Atlanta area? Many are living on the streets or in shelters, lacking the foothold to find their place in society. And while 80 percent of these veterans qualify for supportive services, only 32 percent gain access to services without the assistance of a support organization. Veterans have our backs. When they return home, we should have theirs. That’s why United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Regional Commission on Homelessness started Vets Connect.
Through Mission United, we combine peer outreach, intensive case management, supportive housing, job training and connections to employment to help homeless vets get back on their feet.
Last year, Mission United:
Housed more than 650 veterans
Connected 132 veterans with full-time employment
Reduced the number of homeless veterans in Greater Atlanta by 41.7%