The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is excited to announce Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center. Charged with managing and sustaining community-based care for the military-connected population in Allegheny, Butler, and Westmoreland counties, VLP will focus on closely innovating and building the network’s impressive level of performance, as well as securing long-term, sustainable sources of funding.
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (PMHS) has served as the original home for PAServes since launching in 2015. The network has received over 15,000 requests for support and boasts over 60 supportive and invested providers with PMHS pioneering the effort to build better systems of care for veterans and military families in the community. The IVMF is incredibly grateful for their partnership and confident in the longevity, impact, success and sustainability of PAServes in support of veterans and military families in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
IVMF, PMHS, and VLP will work side by side over the next 90 days towards a seamless transition of roles and responsibilities, ensuring minimal impact to service providers and veteran clients. VLP will become the new fully active Coordination Center on December 1, 2020.
Through its AmericaServes initiative, IVMF and its partners create community-driven solutions for the military-connected community to navigate care, resources, and services easily and successfully. In turn, veterans and their families are able to sustain healthy, productive, and economically stable lives following separation from the armed forces. These collaborative approaches help public, private, and non-profit entities work together in transparent and accountable ways. AmericaServes is currently active in close to 20 communities around the country.