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Facing Deployment Challenges? Maybe 2-1-1 Can Help
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 • Posted August 19, 2009

2-1-1 Texas of the Concho Valley is proud to announce the implementation of the Texas Military Family Access Project. Like many other agencies, locally and nationally, extra efforts have been made to reach out to military service members who have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families, in an effort to connect them to vital community resources and services. By just dialing, 2-1-1, free of charge, you can find out what resources area available in your area. 2-1-1 Texas is completely free and confidential; however, we are able to provide advocacy and speak on the callers behalf, when permission is obtained by the caller, in an effort to streamline the referral process.

Combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq is producing critical and unique issues for a new generation of Active-duty Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Reservists, Texas National Guard members, veterans, and their families. 2-1-1 Texas of the Concho Valley Information Specialists help military service members and their loved ones achieve stable and productive lives before, during, or after deployment by connecting them with resources available in the community.

The Information Specialists provide referrals for financial assistance, marital problems, anger management, depression and anxiety, child care, legal services, medical care, drug and alcohol abuse, employment, and many other special needs.

Our Information Specialists are committed to increasing community awareness of this important initiative among military families and the agencies and organizations that service them. We are available to do informational presentations to community groups, agencies, faith-based organizations, military organizations such as the VFW, American Legion, and military retiree organizations. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Permian Basin Area Foundation.

For more information or to request a public presentation dial 2-1-1 OR (325) 223-5704 or e-mail us at toni@cvcog.org

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