At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, we believe our veterans and military families can succeed where they live. We also believe that every organization can effectively integrate veterans and their families into their existing programs.
Our mission is to ensure both values are made possible.
Dixon Center is a resource for individuals, organizations, and communities interested in the long-term wellbeing of our veterans and their families. We use ideas, influence, and actions to assist direct service providers transform the lives of service members, veterans, and their families, ensuring they reach their full potential.
We work at local and national levels and focus across three pillars:
- Work with Purpose — Creating pathways to careers where veteransearn a family wage, have affordable healthcare, and benefits. Careers that allow veterans to set and meet their future goals.
- Heal with Honor — Developing holistic solutions that focus on theeight dimensions of wellness: mental, physical, social, environmental, occupational, spiritual, intellectual, and financial; ensuring that veterans and their families, not only survive, but thrive.
- Live with Hope —Accessing affordable housing—living in a safe,secure, and comfortable environment in harmony with a local community where a veteran can function independently and contribute to society as a private citizen.
We don’t ask organizations to create new programs. We invite them to include veterans—and their families—in what they already do. Because America’s veterans deserve America’s very best.
By engaging with more communities, leveraging legislation, and helping local organizations build and expand their capacity, we create truly transformative change.
Broadly speaking, we are moving from a model of crisis intervention to one of crisis prevention. Because it is easier—and far more cost-effective—to stop trouble before it starts.
Dixon Center is uniquely positioned to be a proactive player in all this. We are experts in creating a national network with proven results—massing resources to meet critical needs. As a member of The Fedcap Group, a global network of top-tier nonprofit agencies, we are shining a national spotlight on the issues facing veterans and their families – mobilizing resources and expertise to modernize solutions.
This approach works.
Since 2012, our collaboration and capacity building has impacted nearly 2.1 million individuals and organizations.