VECTR seals partnership with United Way

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The VECTR Center at Middle Georgia State University is making strides.

The veterans assistance group hosted a ceremony Monday, sealing its partnership with United Way’s Mission United program.

VECTR’s purpose is to assist Georgia veterans and active military personnel o make an easier transition into civilian life. Their hope in teaming up with United Way is to give veterans access to many more resources while they transitioning back to civilian life.

“It allows us to reach into the network that United Way already has and enables us to tape into financial aid, legal assistance and housing assistance,” said VECTR center executive director Patricia Ross.

Additionally, Middle Georgia State and Central Georgia Technical College will offer academic courses and workforce training to veterans in the program.

Monday’s ceremony began with a tour of the new building and ended with attendees dropping off toys to be donated.

The VECTR Center has only been in operation for four months but has already helped more than 2,900 people. Ross is confident the numbers will continue to grow with the newfound partnership.

The Mission United program’s initiative marks the first and only of its kind in Georgia and the seventh in the nation.

 

 

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