Often, a veteran client will not seek wraparound services or even be aware of them. Yet it is exceedingly rare for a veteran to have one issue and be good-to-go otherwise. Benefits, access to medical care, career and education goals, family issues, and financial well-being are inextricably entwined. It is often after the veteran comes in for one service that providers may establish trust and respond to other possible needs. Best practices call for assessing all needs, coordinating services, and leveraging community-based care with federal resources.
That said, providing wraparound care and creating partnerships requires strategic fundraising and ensuring programs are built-up. The following sections provide an overview of just how to do this.