Spotlight Partnership:

Military Reconnect

Since 2012, MMI has collaborated with a variety of financial institutions and Veterans Service Organizations to solve the critical financial issues facing military service members and their families. Whether active-duty, transitioning, retired, or a surviving family member, there are a myriad of unique circumstances that come with military service.

For those in the military, it can be difficult to "reconnect" after a career in the armed forces. Transition to civilian life comes with a new set of responsibilities, norms, and routines. Active-duty benefits may no longer be available, while relocations and spousal employment can create additional complications. As a result, veterans often combat financial battles during and after transition.

According to a survey by the Military Family Advisory Network, a staggering number - 92.5% - reported they have debt, while 44% reported financial stress is detrimental to their emotional and mental health.

At MMI, we understand these challenges firsthand and are dedicated to helping service members and their families reconnect to the life of financial stability they deserve. Specifically designed for active-duty military, veterans, and their families, Military Reconnect from MMI provides free in-person outreach, online learning communities, and counseling resources to help service members achieve their financial goals.

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Key Stats (2013-19)

  • 30,000 military members reached
  • 7,700 registrations for online learning
  • 900 community events provided
  • 18% increase in financial capability scores

Leveraging our expertise in financial counseling and relationships with Veterans Service Organizations, we create tailored partnerships tackling the areas of greatest need. Most of our customized solutions contain some combination of the following:

  • Financial wellness workshops and seminars
  • One-on-one personal budget and financial coaching sessions
  • Financial education and custom content development
  • Interactive online content and tools

“The Reconnect team has been truly innovative in assessing and meeting the unique needs of our veterans – many with recent homelessness – who are seeking employment assistance from the VA. We routinely meet as a team to respond to what we see in our audience and adjust our service delivery. MMI never hesitates to try a new approach to tailor the experience to the unique needs of the attendees.” - Tracy Roberts, Community Employment Coordinator, Atlanta VAMC

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Back to Partnerships

  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.