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What are the Tacoma and Houston Community Collaboratives?

Give an Hour has launched a community collaborative initiative in the Tacoma and Houston Metro Areas in recognition of the challenge that all communities experience in their effort to support local veterans and active duty forces. The goal for this project is to create a comprehensive and integrated system of care for service members, veterans, and their families in these communities so that they have the knowledge of and access to the resources and services they need to lead the productive lives they deserve.

To participate, select from one of the communities below:

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Tacoma Community



Houston Community


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What is the D.C. Community Collaborative?

Give an Hour is excited to focus our collective efforts in "our own backyard" through a new community-based initiative called Give an Hour's D.C. Collaborative (DC3). Thanks to support from Booz Allen Hamilton, Give an Hour will develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated system of care for veterans and their families in the greater D.C. area, creating a model for optimized veteran care and community support.

This new initiative is dedicated to identifying existing resources as well as gaps in services and developing concrete action plans to fill gaps and needs. Cross-sector collaboration will be encouraged by bringing together individuals, organizations, and agencies committed to assisting service members, veterans, and their loved ones. Areas of focus include behavioral health, education, employment, financial and legal assistance, family strengths, housing and homelessness, and reintegration.

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Learn more about the Washington, D.C. collaborative (DC3)



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What is Wins for Warriors?

In August 2013, Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander announced a commitment of $1 million to launch Wins for Warriors. Wins for Warriors supports the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in Detroit, Mich., Richmond, Va., and Norfolk, Va.

Partnering with Wins for Warriors, Give an Hour launched two new positions on the ground in Detroit and the Richmond/Norfolk markets to target these regions in order to recruit more volunteer, licensed, mental health professionals to offer free counseling to the military and veteran population while also identifying and coordinating community-based efforts in each location to create a comprehensive and integrated system of care for service members, veterans, and their families as they transition home. Although this program is focused in Detroit now, many good works are still happening in these three areas.

To learn more, visit

To participate, select from one of the communities below:


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Learn more about Detroit


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Learn more about Richmond


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Learn more about Norfolk



What is the Community Blueprint?

Volunteers from several leading nonprofits are creating an online Community Blueprint that will help local leaders (e.g. business, civic, heads of community-based organizations) assess and improve their community’s support for military families. The blueprint will allow each community to assess and fulfill its role in supporting those who have borne the price of battle – service members, veterans, and military families.

Give an Hour was a leader in developing Community Blueprint in these two communities:

Hampton Roads

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Learn more about Hampton Roads


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Learn more about Fayetteville

Are you a community leader and want to get involved in your area?

Learn what it takes to become a Community Blueprint Community.

The Community Blueprint (CB) is led by Points of Light Institute and is guided by an advisory council made up of national experts. These individuals serve as volunteer council members and meet bi-monthly to provide guidance on the overall strategy and development of tools and resources that are being deployed and implemented across communities.

For more information visit the Points of Light website.

Give an Hour's Town Hall Meetings

Give an Hour hosted an interactive town hall event to discuss issues affecting service members, veterans, and their families.


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