A Veteran's direct line to
Basic Needs and Human Services
Frustrated? If you’re a veteran or family member having trouble getting the help you need, try VetsNet. No red tape, no bureaucracy
A veteran shares his story (1 min)
Meet Quentin D. who came to us in March with his wife and 3 month old son. They were homeless and we worked quickly with Faye Peters through our partnership with Center for Veterans Issues to quickly house and stabilize this family.
Our 2018 capsule report shows that VetsNet and its partners helped 488 veterans find assistance, a 37% increase over 2017. These vets sought help for 795 different needs and we connected them to the specific agencies who could help a solid 95% of the time. FULL REPORT
Fotsch Family Foundation gives VetsNet $10K grant
The generous gift supports our intake, assessment and referral program
Any veteran. Anytime. Anywhere in Wisconsin.
VetsNet is a collaboration
VetsNet works with more than 30 agencies in seven Southeastern Wisconsin counties and beyond to bring critical services to at-risk veterans and their families. Those partner agencies are veteran service organizations, state and federal veteran agencies, other nonprofit veteran and community social service agencies.
Cutting through the confusion
Navigating the growing number of veteran help groups and other agencies (over 500 in Wisconsin) can be a daunting, time consuming task. That's where VetsNet comes in.
Once we identify the needs of the veterans or their families we match them with the qualifications of various agencies. VetsNet assigns the case to the ones best able to help as quickly as possible.
VetsNet's mission is to serve veterans and their families facing crises.
If you took the oath and wore the uniform -- on active duty, Reserve or National Guard member -- we will help. We do that without respect to time spent in service, type of discharge, branch of service. In 2016, the first full year of operation, our phenomenal partners served 407 veterans and/or their families with the help of the VetsNet staff.
The VetsNet experience
Comfortable, relaxed environment
Veterans and families experience a modern, comfortable, relaxed environment, conducive to building trust and reducing stress. Drop-in and scheduled appointments are available, and immediate referrals are made to an array of participating providers. We use a collaborative, holistic approach. We are located five minutes from the VA hospital and one block from the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office, making collaboration and referrals easy. We offer shared space to other agencies, and our VetsNet staff helps connect vets and families with the help they need.About VetsNet
- Emergency relief
- Benefits counseling
- Financial counseling
- Employment counseling, training and placement
- Substance abuse
- Mental health
- Relationship (personal and family counseling)
- Legal assistance
- Domestic violence
- Home repairs