MISSION UNITED - United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
Proudly serving those who have served.

Helping Military and Veteran Families

Out of concern about highly stressed and vulnerable military families, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County created MISSION UNITED, a military information and referral program, in November 2015. This program helps military and veteran families navigate the robust, but complex, array of community and military support programs.

MISSION UNITED and the 2-1-1 Helpline

Contact MISSION UNITED by calling 2-1-1, our 24/7/365 stigma-free and confidential phone service dedicated to connecting people with community, health, and disaster services. Our special Military Navigators can assist active duty, and fellow Veteran and military families in navigating the maze of health and human service programs available in the San Antonio area.

When an active duty, Veteran or military member calls 2-1-1, they will be connected to MISSION UNITED, our specialty helpline for military resources.

• Military Navigators are Veterans who are familiar with military-related community resources
• Resources and benefits information based on the branch of service
• Resources include behavioral health, education, employment, financial, rent, utility assistance and more

MISSION UNITED works with United Way Impact and Community Partners to provide programs tailored to military individuals and families, such as:

• Family Programs
• Financial Literacy Classes
• Community Partnerships
• Peer-to-Peer Support
• Advocacy
• Parental Support Programs

Greater San Antonio Military and Veteran Family Needs Assessment

Conducted by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), this report examines the lives of San Antonio’s military community to identify challenges and determine recommendations for military-serving organizations on how to best serve this community across health, housing, financial stability, education and social support.

Our Impact

  • 55,831 Calls

    From Military and Veteran Families Since 2016
  • 100 %

    of Follow-Ups Requested by Individuals and Families Completed
  • 40 +

    Local Veteran and Community Programs Partner with MISSION UNITED

Military and Veteran Recognition Program

Look for the MISSION UNITED decal near or on the door a business for military discounts or programs.