Unexpected Thank You’s

The PMCN staff is constantly in the community attending outreach events, community meetings and collaborating with partner agencies. There are times when a military service member, veteran or family member would approach us and say “hey, I talked to someone at PMCN once and they were extremely helpful with assisting my family last month”. It is always heartwarming when we know PMCN has touched someone’s life and helped them navigate through their specific needs.

The other day Christian Nunez, the Generalist Navigator at PMCN, attended a Soldier for Life Resource Fair on Fort Carson and ran into Sherry Jenkins, IMCOM Region 5 Career Skills Program Coordinator, Directorate of Human Resources. Sherry shared with Christian a special story of how PMCN touched her life:

A dear friend of Sherry’s, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and needed financial assistance in order to go home to see her family one last time. Sherry and another friend were trying to think of how they could get their friend home safely to Alabama to see her mother and other family members one last time.

Sherry mentioned that she knew “Colorado Springs is a strong military community and has lots of wonderful organizations that I thought might be able to help.  I started calling around and thought to call Peak Military Care Network to see if you had ideas”.

Sherry was able to find an individual donor through Wish for Our Heroes and her friend was able to travel to and from Alabama to say her final goodbyes. “Thank you Christian for recommending and connecting me to the right person with Wish for Our Heroes”.

Running into past callers, like Sherry remind us that we are making a difference in many people’s lives and we want to ensure the word is out that about so many great organizations who strive to help our military community every day.

If you or a family member are seeking assistance from the community, contact PMCN at 719-577-7417 or info@pmcn.org to speak with Christian.

Peak Military Care Network: Connecting people to resources

Welcome!

This blog is a way for PMCN and our 30+ partner agencies to connect with service members, veterans and their families. Stay tuned for monthly posts!

Who is PMCN?:

The Peak Military Care Network is a nonprofit organization in Colorado Springs and our main mission is to connect military service members, veterans and their families to the highest quality resources provided by our trusted community partners.

PMCN recognizes that needs and services can overlap, so we have developed a service framework that takes a holistic approach to understanding and meeting the needs of our military and veteran community. That is where our partner agencies come into play. Our 38 partner agencies consist of, but are not limited to, these services:

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What does PMCN do?:

A Central Source for Trusted Information:

PMCN connects people to information and resources in a variety of ways, including our Network of Care website, a comprehensive, centralized source for local information and resources, providing a broad range of services and information in one easy-to-use location.

Our Network of Care includes an extensive web-based resource directory of all local services for:

  • Veterans
  • Active duty personnel
  • Guard and Reserve members
  • Military & veteran family members

The site links to key services available at local military installations, as well as extensive federal (including VA) and state resources. The website also includes:

  • Employment resources
  • Health information
  • Military and veteran news

Network of Care provides safe and secure storage of electronic records, such as:

  • DD214
  • School transcripts
  • Health information for yourself or someone you care for

Navigation

PMCN has personal navigators to help service members, veterans and family members connect with specific resources from the community. These navigators will assist you every step of the way and will follow up with you to continue ongoing navigation.

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