Our Five Areas of Assistance
If you are an Upstate warrior or family member, we want to connect with you and help you thrive in our community. Whatever your current need may be, we want to support you.
Our warrior advocates will help assess your current areas of need, connect you to our network of community resources, and help you generate goals and actionable steps toward your next mission in life.
Our work is built on face-to-face outreach and case coordination for a variety of concerns related to:
Healthcare and Benefits Coordination
Want an advocate in the healthcare system? Need help navigating VA benefits? Our team serves as a liaison between the DOD, VA, local healthcare resources, and our warrior community.
In addition to benefits coordination, our team connects warriors with local partners for healthcare, mental health resources, and non-medical treatment options. For example, our partnership with PRISMA Health streamlines care coordination for warriors being treated at emergency rooms and outpatient clinics across the Upstate.
Education and Employment Support
Ready to plan your post-military career? Need help crafting a civilian-friendly resume? Our warrior advocates help warriors meet their goals by providing educational planning and guidance, serving as a liaison between institutions of higher learning and the VA.
We also help build relationships with local employers, creating hiring channels. We partner with local organizations to connect warriors to professional development opportunities and match them with employers by translating and aligning experience to the employer’s requirements.
Our Fellowship Academy also offers warriors a nine-month program of professional development to aid transition.
Ready to rebuild? Our team supports warriors in need of housing assistance. In addition to serving as a liaison to the VA, we provide financial and budget counseling services to help you build the future you want. We also connect warriors to our local community partners who specialize in housing and homeless resources.
Quality of Life Support
Looking for social and recreational opportunities events with other warriors in the Upstate? Our team assists warriors in several areas to improve their quality of life.
Ongoing events focus on bringing warriors together for activities that build community with like-minded individuals. Our regular activities include physical fitness, recreation, outdoor adventures, and social events. Past participates have benefited from networking, fellowship, and improved overall health and well-being. Watch our calendar and social media pages for upcoming events.
Want to connect with other military families in the Upstate? Our team supports warrior families because we recognize the veteran is not the only family member impacted by time spent in service.
Our family services program offers events and activities to help participants connect with other veteran spouses and families. Regular group meetings include Higher Ground Hikers, Crafts for Freedom, and Operation Support Our Warrior Spouses.
If you are a warrior or family member in need of support or assistance not listed above, please call (864) 520-2073 or click the link below to connect with one of our warrior advocates. We want to help you!