Initiative Vet

Veterans & their Families Initiative




Goodwill is one of the first organizations to respond to the multitude of challenges faced by veterans, their families, and the families of those who serve on active duty.


This initiative focuses on providing services to accommodate returning veterans facing heightened risks of unemployment, personal problems, and homelessness. We are developing alliances with community partners to maximize resources and avoid duplication of services in order to help transition our veterans into employment aligned with their vocational goals. The American Veterans and Their Families Initiative helps eliminate barriers to employment and will provide opportunities for higher paying positions for veterans and their families.

We provide comprehensive case management and vocational services that address barriers to employment, disabilities, housing, transportation, mental health issues, education or training needed to succeed in the workplace and access to other support services. Call for this FREE service today. 941.355.2721 x.454 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">



Vet Resource Guide WS

Goodwill Manasota Veterans Resource Guide


We also created a Veteran Resource Guide for returning veterans.  


This guide lists and describes resources, both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the local community to assist veterans and their families in a myriad of topics.


The resource guide covers Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto & Hardee counties. There are 22 categories listed alphabetically by topic - from Veteran Benefits to Healthcare to Veteran Service Organizations.


To obtain hard copies of the guide, please call 941.355.2721. 


Please click here to download Veteran Resource Guide


Please click here to read the PDF white paper