The Veteran & Family Resources Team

assist transitioning service members, veterans of all eras, spouses and family members with resource assistance and benefit navigation

The Veteran and Family Resources Department supports the community through careful case management, resource navigation, and financial wellness during challenging life transitions focused on sustainability and resiliency.

Our services are provided at no cost to our clients.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for any of our programs, please call the VFR Appointment Line at 719-309-4752, or email us: VFR@mtcarmelcenter.org.

Supportive Services offers a bridge to sustainability. Our case managers provide short term non-clinical case management. We provide financial and non-financial resources by setting realistic attainable goals and offering support in meeting those goals, through resource connection. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Financial Assistance with essential needs (rent, mortgage, utilities, etc.)
  • Food Security
  • Connection to education partners, legal partners, veteran benefits, and more

Eligibility: Veterans, Military and their Families (regardless of discharge status, era of service, or disability) and Family members.

Contact: To schedule an appointment please call Veteran Family Resources Appointment Line at 719-309-4752

We’re committed to teaching our veterans how “to do money” and achieve a level of financial wellness that allows them to live a financially flexible life. The program focuses on building money management skills through financial education teaching personal finance concepts, financial coaching offering guidance and support, and credit counseling teaching the basics of credit management. We recognize that a contributing factor to a person’s well-being and security is the health of their finances. To support the breadth of those needs, we have partnered with several providers who work directly with veterans and their families on more aspects of managing their financial needs.

Financial Coaching:

Free financial coaching is provided through financial coach, Liz Foster. Support helps change behaviors to achieve personal financial goals. Liz also assists in creating budgets and provides information to better manage personal finances.

Eligibility: Veterans, Military and their Families (regardless of discharge status, era of service, or disability) and Family members. Please call Liz Foster at 719-309-4716 .

Mortgage Education:

Thinking about buying a new home or refinancing an existing one?

Check out these informational videos from one of our partners.

Weekly workshops are FREE
Register Now

The Veterans’ Climb program is piloted by Mt. Carmel Veterans
Service Center in partnership with El Pomar Foundation and is designed to
deliver long-term and intensive assistance to at-risk veterans, through:

  • Case management
  • Supportive services
  • Personalized mentorship
  • Career & technology education programs
  • Employment preparation & acquisition
  • Heath & wellness coaching

Who qualifies?
Program is available to all veterans, primarily those who are:

  • Justice-involved
  • Dealing with an unexpected separation from active duty
  • Facing imminent homelessness

Expectations:

  • Committed to long-term participation for the
    entire length of program
  • Enrollment in educational certificate or degree
    program
  • Consistent communication and documented effort

Rewards:

  • Minimize homelessness
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Reduce recidivism

Eligibility: Veterans, Military and their Families (regardless of discharge status, era of service, or disability) and Family members.

Contact: To schedule an appointment please call the Veteran’s Climb Program at 719-309-4766 .

For more information or to schedule an appointment for any of our programs, please call the VFR Appointment Line at 719-309-4752, or email us: VFR@mtcarmelcenter.org

Meet the Veteran & Family Resources Team

grey-star-separater-image
madison-b
Madison Bell, MSW
Director of Veteran and
Family Resources
ABOUT MADISON

Madison is a proud military spouse and has lived in Colorado for a little over a year and a half after living in Florida all of her life. She received her Bachelors in Psychology (BS) from the University of Central Florida in May 2018 and will receive her Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University in August 2021. As a Supportive Services case Manager for the Veteran and Family Resources Department, Madison will work hard to advocate for her clients as well as connect veterans, and their families, with the resources that they need. When Madison is out of the office, she is spending time with her husband and son exploring the beautiful state of Colorado that she now calls home.

andrea-s
Andrea Singleton
Supportive Services
VFR Case Manager
ABOUT ANDREA

Andrea is a proud Navy veteran. Both of her parents served in the Army, her father was a Vietnam vet who received a Purple Heart. Colorado has been her home since the age of 2. She spent 7 years working as a Dental Assistant on Fort Carson. In 2010 she joined the Navy as a Gas Turbine Mechanic and was assigned to a CG-55 Leyte Gulf in Norfolk VA. She returned home to Colorado Springs in 2014, and returned to Fort Carson as a Dental Assistant. She graduated from Colorado State University Pueblo in May 2020 with a Bachelors in Social Work (BSW), and a Bachelors in Sociology. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Colorado State University Pueblo. When she isn’t busy advocating for clients, or attending college classes, she is spending time with her two daughters.

nickw
Donald Mainard, MSW
Veterans Climb
VFR Case Manager - Pueblo
and Colorado Springs
ABOUT DONALD
Logo Placeholder
Jonathan Helm, CFP®
Financial Coach
ABOUT JONATHAN

Coming soon

Logo Placeholder
Kelly White
VFR Intake Specialist
ABOUT KELLY

Coming soon

cropped-white.png
Alice Miles
VFR Case Manager
ABOUT ALICE

Coming soon

cropped-white.png
Michael Baker
VFR Case Manager
ABOUT MICHAEL

Coming soon