MCVC was founded with a vision to create a community united in the care of veterans. Our mission is to bring together the community to share information, knowledge, support, and resources in order to become a unified voice in advocating for veterans in our community by identifying issues and creating solutions, without duplicating services.
The Montgomery County Veterans Coalition (MCVC) began meeting in August 2013, to connect like-minded organizations serving veterans. The purpose of the monthly meetings were to share information regarding Veterans and locate resources for Veterans in need. In 2014, the new Executive Director presented a vision of what MCVC could be, leading the charge to transform the nonprofit into more than a meeting.
The vision was of a daily functioning organization that brings our veteran community together, creating a centralized place of information and resources, veteran businesses, and the community. MCVC achieved 501(c)3 status in November 2016. As our VSO Director Andrew Kester said, “MCVC is the glue that holds us together.” Between strong leadership and the membership’s commitment to the Coalition, MCVC has become the central source of veteran information for our community.
As a VA recognized Community Veterans Board, MCVC is the portal for education and a resource locator for our veteran community working with state, county, and city agencies in veteran advocacy and problem solving. MCVC is considered by the community as the expert on all things Veteran.