Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) opened for business on Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7) 2000 and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in early 2003. For the first several years, we operated like a traditional jobs agency, helping veterans obtain training and work-related credentials, preparing resumes, teaching interviewing skills and helping veterans find employment.
Along the way, we came to realize that unemployment and underemployment do not occur in a vacuum. There are many “If this, then that” factors that can trigger unemployment: Do they have physical or mental health issues that may or may not be related to their military service? Is their age, gender or race an issue? Do they have a criminal record? Do they lack the skills employers want– or maybe the credentials that are evidence of those skills? Do they lack the tools that are critical for job search success, such as professional resumes and good interviewing and networking skills? If they are in the National Guard or Reserves, their military service itself may be an issue for potential employers.
We also know that unemployment can trigger mental health issues, homelessness, marriage and family problems and financial crises. After being part of an organization where the mission comes first and every soldier has a role to play, coming home and being unable to provide for yourself or your family can place a heavy load on the shoulders of a veteran.
Military Veterans Resource Center's mission is to help veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions.
Our Core Values:
- We value honorable service in the armed forces of the United States, whether the veteran served:
- In peacetime or at war
- In combat or in a support role
- In the U.S. or in a foreign nation
- On active duty or in the Reserve or National Guard forces
- We believe that our resource centers should be a "safe harbor" where veterans are treated with kindness and respect.
- We believe that every veteran we serve should become self-reliant in managing career and life decisions.
- We believe that every service decision we make should:
- Be in collaboration and agreement with the veteran.
- Focus on helping the veteran take responsibility for career and life decisions.
To be a premier provider of services to veterans.