Unique in geographic scope and coverage, the Southeast Regional Community of Practice represents a well-connected group of providers across the Carolinas. Four regional NCServes networks and SCServes now cover much of the key population and installation communities across the Carolinas.
North Carolina has had an opportunity to lead the nation in caring for veterans and military families by leveraging a strategy of public private partnerships built upon the local successes of the past two years. Starting in 2015, the Walmart Foundation and its North Carolina funding partners—Accenture, Leon Levine Foundation, Foundation for the Carolinas, and Cannon Foundation—have invested over $3 Million in building a first of its kind coordinated network of care in four North Carolina communities blanketing much of the state.
A well-known and respected community partner serves as the coordinating provider in each of the North Carolina and South Carolina communities. The first network, NCServes – Metrolina launched in 2015 in Charlotte in partnership with the Charlotte Bridge Home. In 2016, NCServes – Central Carolina and NCServes – Coastal launched in partnership with USO of North Carolina and the Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency. The fourth network NCServes – Western launched in August 2017 in partnership with the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry.
Alongside this statewide effort, the regional partnership with SCServes expands this reach even further. Also supported by the Walmart Foundation, SCServes launched in 2016. Augusta Warrior Project serves the community as the coordinating provider, supporting a network that encompasses 11 counties considered the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Coordination of community resources for military-connected families in South Carolina has been a topic of importance on a local level. This sparked the creation and development of consortiums and focus groups across the state. Now a coordinated network of providers, SCServes works closely with other networks across the region. Together the five coordination centers across the Carolinas work together to improve upon their service delivery to veterans, service members and their families.