After six months of looking for employment, Army Veteran Nichole Moffett reached a tipping point when she started having difficulty paying rent and feared losing her home.
“Everything that could possibly go wrong was going wrong,” said Moffett. “I went from being in a corporate environment at an executive level to having nothing.”
She felt her years of experience, education and life came to a sudden halt after her role was eliminated. Her finances were no longer as strong as they were in the past. Moffett struggled to find a new career using the same resume and interview techniques that previously worked over the years.
She decided to turn to Combined Arms for assistance with employment and other financial resources. She learned about the organization from another Veteran who heard about the challenges she was facing as a Veteran, military spouse and full-time mom.
In alignment with the Veteran Sponsor Partnership Network (VSPN) initiative led by the National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships (HAP), Combined Arms supports service members, Veterans and their families. The organization – one of more than a dozen partners that make up the VSPN coalition – helps facilitate access to VA services and community resources such as employment opportunities, education benefits, housing assistance and more.
Providing support in times of crisis
With the assistance of more than 165 member organizations, Combined Arms offers holistic support in a customized and efficient way to Veterans across Texas via the Texas Veterans Network (TVN).
Nichole Moffett participates in meetings to help other Veterans and their families.
These member organizations participate in programs that provide Veterans support during a time of crisis. They help accelerate their transition to civilian life and entrance into new communities.
“I think an organization like Combined Arms is a great resource. It understands what Veterans have been through,” Moffett said.
Through their collaboration with the TVN, Combined Arms offers more than 920 resources for the military community in Texas.
A few services and offerings that she benefitted from include financial resources, mental wellness, career services, and accessing Veteran benefits like insurance through VA.
Updated resume and found a job
Moffett said she hopes Veterans know it’s okay to ask for help. By going to a class for resume assistance, she made updates to her resume based on their recommendations. She found a job a few months later.
Even after starting this new role, Moffett continues to leverage those mental wellness resources. She participates in conversations and meetings to help other Veterans, service members and their families.
If you would like to get involved in local Veteran support organizations and increase awareness and advocacy about organizations in this initiative, please visit https://www.combinedarms.us/partners/.
To learn more about Combined Arms, visit https://www.combinedarms.us/services/.
The VSPN initiative streamlines partnerships with community organizations that can pair service members with peer sponsors who can provide one-on-one support during the military-to-civilian transition.
If you want to read more about HAP’s VSPN initiative and learn how to get involved, visit https://www.va.gov/HEALTHPARTNERSHIPS/index.asp.