What is the Purpose of this Website?
The Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet) website connects Veterans with resources and services tailored to their unique needs. AlaVetNet created
a searchable database of resources for Veterans based on the areas they live. On the Resources for Veterans page, Veterans can browse local service providers
that fit their needs. Veterans can search for as many as ten different types of services in the areas they live.
Each of the resources listed on this website have been vetted for legitimacy and relevance. Additional resources will be added four times each year. The intent
is to make it easy for Alabama's Veterans, Service Members, and their families to readily locate service providers who are well-capable of delivering the benefits
and services which have been earned, often at great price.
What is the History of Alavetnet?
The Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet) was established in December 2013 by Governor Robert Bentley's Executive Order 42.
AlaVetNet's charter is to facilitate the delivery of unified, seamless, and systematic access to services for those who have served our country and our state. Led by the Commissioners of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
and of Mental Health, 18 State agencies are directed to participate. Additionally, recognizing that serving Alabama's Veterans, Service Members including members of the Guard and Reserve, and their families demands a public-private
partnership, key registered non-profits were invited to participate. AlaVetNet published a
Long Range Strategic Plan, approved by the Governor on June 30, 2014. The plan is currently
being updated as progress has been made on many fronts.
AlaVetNet is organized into six committees representing the functional areas of Education, Employment, Homelessness, Family Services, Legal, and Health. Each Committee is led by a Chair
and two Co-Chairs representing State agencies or well-established non-profits. Additionally, AlaVetNet recognizes that many of the challenges facing Alabama's Veterans, Service Members, and
their families call for cross-cutting efforts. Among these cross-cutting initiatives is the establishment of this website.
Who is Alavetnet?
to meet the Executive Committee.