ACC’s new Military Network supports unique needs of military and families

The transition from active duty to civilian life or from between posts can be challenging. Austin Community College District (ACC) will hit this head-on with the Military Network. The new center at the ACC Highland Campus officially opened on Wednesday, January 24. The Military Network was established to address the unique needs of military and veteran families in Central Texas. 

“We basically uproot everything that we know and transplant it to a different place. So think of your doctors, your children’s schools, everything gets changed. It is really important to have a place to come to get information that you need without having to make a billion phone calls,” says Samantha Payne, Army Spouse.

ACC Military Network Ribbon Cutting

“It is a transition, it is very hard. I can’t tell you how hard. There is a lot of paperwork, whether it is federal or state, and to get all of them together, for kids to go together or spouses, it is even more difficult. But with this group of folks, these specialists, these professionals, they make it wonderful,” says Felix Madrid, ACC Veterans Student.

The ACC Military Families Center will connect military and veteran families with the diverse services available at and through ACC. The network will provide families access to specialized ACC and partner programming, resources, and events.

ACC’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC) serves as a central hub for veterans. Established in fall 2018, it provides valuable resources for veterans. The VRC offers financial aid, community, and academic and emotional support to ACC’s student veterans and their families. 

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Veterans Services

Get military and veteran support services like financial aid, counseling, and VetSuccess college transition services.

Military Families Center

Military spouses and their children support including  Dress for Success Financial Literacy Program, ACC Career Services, Digital Fluency programs, mutual support groups, co-working spaces, networking opportunities, and peer support.

Essential Resources

Get support with basic needs such as groceries, rent, utilities, counseling, and more.

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