The Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative

Services

George Mason University provides direct services to service members, veterans, and their families. Our services support health and wellness, as well as assisting with transitions and processing of experiences related to serving.

Recorded Events
  • Access recordings of prior webinars and other events MVFI has hosted. Many webinars include resource documents.
Center for Psychological Services
  • Conducts comprehensive psychological assessments for veterans to assess PTSD and/or effects of TBI
  • Work with legal teams to determine if PTSD/effects of TBI are service connected
Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS)
  • Provides free legal representation to active-duty servicemembers, veterans and their dependents
  • Provides assistance related to the appeal of initial (partial or total) denials of VA disability compensation claims, the filing of requests for increases in ratings, and appeals to the Board of Veterans Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Services for civil matters are limited to matters located in courts in Northern Virginia
Veterans Health and Wellness Foundation (VHWF) Resources Search Tool
  • VHWF is a strong community partner of MVFI; they offer a resource search tool to connect veterans and their family members with community health and wellness programs, medical care, food needs, job training, employment, and beyond.
Veterans and the Arts Initiative

George Mason University's Hylton Performing Arts Center invites service members, veterans, their families, and military caregivers to participate in community arts programs. Programs include:

  • Veterans Guitar Workshop Series
  • Ukulele Workshop Series
  • Songwriting Series for Military Kids
  • Visual Art Workshop Series
  • Performances and special events
ServingTogether Care Coordination
  • ServingTogether is a strong community partner of MVFI that provides a “360-degree referral process” for service members, veterans, and their families in the National Capital Region. Their referral process helps connect military-connected individuals and families to a continuum of providers that runs the gamut from mental health, housing, and emergency service providers to employment, financial capabilities, education, volunteering, recreation, fitness, and more.
Security Clearance and Behavioral Health
  • Find out more information on security clearance and mental health
Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War
  • Coordinates dialogues among veterans, using sources in philosophy, history, poetry, and literature, to spur discussion
  • Trained facilitators lead each discussion
Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Program
  • The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program at Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center is a part of the EIM Global initiative aiming to prevent, slow, or reverse the progression of chronic disease. It starts with one small change at a time. Get the support you need to implement or increase your physical activity and other lifestyle changes that support improved nutrition, improved sleep, better stress management, and making time for what is important to you. Work with the EIM team on individualized fitness plans and health and wellness coaching that fits your personal needs through this 12-week program administered by the Freedom Center on the Sci-Tech campus of George Mason University.
  • Special: The EIM program is offered at a 15% discount to our veterans, active-duty, and their dependents. Click here to learn more.

Mason provides a number of resources specific to military-connected students (veterans, dependents, active duty). These resources range from mental health support to financial and logistical assistance. Please click the button below for more information.

Resources for Mason Students