There are 21. 8 million Veterans in the us


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There are 21.8 million Veterans in the US

  • There are 21.8 million Veterans in the US

  • Florida ranks:

  • 2nd in the nation for the largest per capita veteran population

  • 3rd in the nation for the largest population of female veterans

  • 2nd in the nation for the highest population of homeless veterans





Over 1.6 million U.S. Forces have deployed to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and / or Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)

  • Over 1.6 million U.S. Forces have deployed to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and / or Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)



  • For more than 870,000 of these returning Veterans Mental Health is the 2nd largest illness

  • 40% have sought treatment for Depression or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • 60% have received minimal care or…

  • NO CARE at ALL



Miami-Dade is home for more than 66,000 Veterans





Our Mission

  • Our Mission

  • To build a partnership of military and civilian service providers in SE Florida who honor the service of military personnel, veterans, and the sacrifices of their families, by providing comprehensive services to support achievement of their personal and professional goals.”



Our Services

  • Our Services

  • Targeted Peer Outreach & Support

  • Innovate Programs, Direct Services, Community Education and Awareness Trainings (specifically designed to address the unique needs of Miami’s Military Community)

  • National & State Recognition of Veterans Link Up’s TEAM Model and leadership of the Miami-Dade Military Service Partnership (a coalition of federal, state, and local agencies working collaboratively to successfully serve active duty personnel, veterans and their families, in Miami-Dade County, since 2009)



America’s Veteran Community is:

  • America’s Veteran Community is:

  • PROUD

  • STRONG

  • HARDWORKING

  • INTELLIGENT

  • PROSPEROUS



It is our honor and privilege to….

  • It is our honor and privilege to….

  • “Serve those… …who have served us all.”




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