Army tenmiler2016 Army Ten Miler where EveryMind and Serving Together were Military Community PartnersThe Community Foundation has supported Serving Together, a program of EveryMind, for the past three years with a grant from the Community Investment Funds cycle to bring its program to Northern Virginia veterans and their families.

As we commemorate Veterans Day, we are reminded of the service and dedication of our military, veterans, and their families and the fact that many need more than a simple “thank you for your service.”

Serving Together, a program of EveryMind, is committed to supporting those who have fought for the freedom we all enjoy. More than ever our veterans and their families need access to information, resources, and support that will help them find their way forward.  is our commitment to those who have served us by providing education, direct service, and coordination of resources for service members, veterans, and their families throughout the region. 

"They [Serving Together] were extremely instrumental in getting us the information and the resources that we needed. Period. They go the extra mile. If there were six stars, we would give them six stars."

This testimonial offered by a family member is a typical example of the type of resource call Serving Together receives from the military and veteran community-veterans seeking answers to their benefits questions, families in need of information about burial benefits, and active military planning for employment post-discharge. Often available quality resources cannot be tapped simply because of a lack of knowledge that they exist. It is because of funding from key partners like the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia this work is possible.

Quote taken from October 2016 Bethesda Magazine article, “Guide to Giving in Montgomery County.”

Last year Serving Together directly assisted more than 200 active duty military, veterans, and their families. Additionally, Serving Together served 600 partners and professionals through our education efforts and we had more than 38,000 visitors to our website this year. In order to meet the growing need for service coordination in Northern Virginia, a Veteran and Family Peer Navigator is now dedicated to providing resource information and partner collaboration to Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. The Northern Virginia Peer Navigator is headquartered in McLean and is co-located at two community partner offices in Arlington and Dumfries where veterans and families can walk-in and receive help immediately.

In the coming year, Serving Together will offer continuing education opportunities for our partners, host additional community-based workshops on military and veteran community issues, and will continue to bring together community partners to increase networking opportunities for better collaboration across systems throughout the region. 

For more information about Serving Together, visit Service members, veterans, and their families can reach our Veteran and Family Peer Navigators at 1.855.738.7176 or