Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
The West Michigan Veterans Coalition is a community integrated system offering support services, resources, and programs to veterans and their families throughout West Michigan. Our role is to offer a comprehensive network of service providers, empowered with knowledge, information, and tools to effectively connect veterans to the appropriate resources to help facilitate assistance in education, employment, healthcare, and quality of life.
In 2013, the West Michigan Veterans Coalition was selected by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to implement Altarum Institutes no-wrong-door collaborative Veteran Community Action Team (VCAT). The model is designed to enhance the delivery of services from public, private, and nonprofit organizations to veterans and their family members. The VCAT aims to institute a community-based veterans system of care through the establishment of broad-based coalitions of veterans service organizations, health and community service providers, veterans and their family members, and other stakeholders.
The WMVC has formed four working subcommittees to address specific issues facing veterans in the community. The subcommittees meet periodically throughout the quarter to identify and alleviate barriers in education, employment, healthcare, and quality of life. Our mission is to improve the lives of veterans, their families, and anyone that served in the Armed Forces by connecting them to all available services and resources throughout West Michigan.