With the suicide, divorce and unemployment rates so high in our military population, Montrose means to set the standard for other cities to follow in how to serve those who stepped up to serve all of us. By strengthening our services, identifying and filling our gaps, creating programs and removing the barriers in our infrastructure, we are preparing a place for our wounded warriors to visit and hopefully, to stay.
Established in 2012:
When we opened The Warrior Resource Center, we meant for it to be a one-stop welcome center connecting veterans to all services and opportunities local and national, including veteran’s benefits, health care, job training, adaptive recreation, housing and family support.
Today, 6 months later, we find that it has become so much more. It is a place of giving and receiving which gives anyone the opportunity to put Support our Troops into local action. Individuals contribute in small ways, like baking goodies for the weekly Veteran’s Coffee event, and in large ways, like donating equipment, vehicles, and money. Businesses and individuals sponsor social events, like the monthly spouse luncheon. Others donate to the fund which pays the rent for the Dream Job Program.