In 2016, Upstate Warrior Solution worked with community partners to create UVAN. One of four Community Veteran Engagement Boards (CVEB) in the state, UVAN brings local veteran providers together with VA leadership to help bring a “boots on the ground” perspective to veteran care at the local level.
UVAN is a collaboration of over 200 community organizations across Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Oconee Counties. Together we are dedicated to creating stability in all aspects of life for the veterans, service members, and family members whom we serve.
Upstate Warrior Solution’s president, Charlie Hall, has been an active participant in UVAN since its founding and now chairs the board.
A steering committee made up of partner members from a variety of service areas and organizations sets quarterly meetings for the at-large organization. These meetings highlight topics of interest and special speakers. The committee also initiates veteran-service events for partners to participate in and works to develop and maintain a comprehensive veteran resource directory.
The UVAN Steering Committee promotes and supports opportunities to benefit veterans and the community by focusing on issues surrounding all areas regarding veterans’ quality of life: health and wellness, basic needs assistance, educational and vocational training, employment, and continued support.
UVAN exists to increase awareness of services and referral criteria between and among veteran support organizations; to facilitate more efficient, effective referrals for veterans to meet their needs; to identify unmet needs and work to fill the gaps; and to foster partnerships between and among organizations
UVAN hosts quarterly at-large member meetings. These meetings are open to all UVAN partners, service providers, veterans, and other interested parties. These quarterly meetings will be held at venues, rotating among the counties served: Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg.
If you are a representative of a veteran-related organization and would like to join UVAN, please complete the form below and we will follow up with you.