Mission

VetsGuide.Org’s mission is to directly connect veterans and their families to community and government services and benefits. Our resource network of providers in Northeast Florida work together to deliver vital resources for those struggling with reintegration and to mobilize our community’s ability to provide wrap-around care. After users have visited the site, they will have the option to receive personal follow-up contact from VetsGuide.Org’s care navigators to further ensure successful connections with providers, to measure the impact and effectiveness of the resources, and to encourage help-seeking.


 

Vision

Every service-member, veteran, and their family should be able to easily access the full range of comprehensive services required to achieve their unique goals and enjoy a first-class service experience in Northeast Florida.

Veterans often return home with a wide range of injuries that are compounded by a sense of isolation and multiple deployments. Their families have also been thrust into their own repeated deployment modes. These issues are worsened by the difficult nature of connecting with the available services and programs for our warriors. VetsGuide.Org strives to provide value to Northeast Florida veterans and military families by identifying gaps in access to care and facilitating the development of partner-driven solutions to close these gaps.  We are committed to enabling lasting improvements in the lives of our service members and their families through our resources network.  Once we have developed a strong foundation for VetsGuide.Org in Northeast Florida, we plan to expand VetsGuide.Org to additional communities that are in need of such a resource and where key stakeholders have shown enthusiasm towards our programs.


 

About Gratitude America

GratitudeAmerica champions VetsGuide.Org and was founded in 2011 by Lewis Jordan and his wife, Joni. GratitudeAmerica is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides critical support for our past and present military service members and their families during their transition to civilian life. We provide this support by offering restorative retreat programs to assist participants affected by deployment exposures such as Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, and by connecting warriors and their caregivers to resources through our network of community partners.