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VetConnect North Texas

2017 March 7
by Kyla Hunt

VetConnectTX logoDoes your library serve populations in the North Texas area? You may want to take a look at VetConnectNTX. This tool is a easily searchable directory of nonprofit and government agency programs serving North Texas veterans. The site features Verified Agencies that have been reviewed and approved by VetConnectNTX volunteer teams that include:

  • professional grantmakers
  • veterans
  • military family members, and
  • community volunteers.

The goal is to provide an easy to use and reliable source of trusted information and resources.

VetConnectNTX, a project of the North Texas Veterans Funders Collaborative, is a perfect resource for finding resources when assisting patrons who are veterans. You could also include a link to the directory on your library’s website in order for veterans to discover services on their own. For information on how to use the directory, take a look at the archived webinar from VetConnect North Texas titled Power User Training; a step-by-step guide is also available.

Again, this directory highlights resources specifically for the North Texas area, which is defined to include Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties and the Dallas – Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Libraries outside of this area may benefit from browsing the services listed to see if similar services exist in your area. The tool could also be an effective inspiration for building your own curation of local veterans services.

Get Listed

If your library provides veterans’ resources in the North Texas area, you may also want to consider getting listed on the VetConnectNTX directory. North Texas veteran service agencies are encouraged to participate in the application process for the VetConnectNTX online directory. For
information, contact:
Amie Morgan
projectmanager@VetConnectNTX.org
214.750.1884
or submit your questions at http://VetConnectNTX.org/contact-us

Additional Resource Lists

VetConnectNTX is one example of a model for a veterans resource directory.  Additional curations of veterans resources have been created by individual libraries, including at Austin Community College and Texas State University – San Marcos. To find additional libguides on veterans resources nationwide, search the LibGuides Community website.

Are you aware of similar directories outside the North Texas area? Has your library curated its own collection to help connect veterans to resources? Does your library already use VetConnectNTX or another online tool to identify services for veterans? Let us know in the comments, or email me at khunt@tsl.texas.gov.

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