GSVOTC in Veterans Day Weekend News

November 9, 2018

Public Information Officer

AIRING ON SIX RADIO STATIONS FOR VETERANS DAY, AN IN-DEPTH NEWS REPORT DESCRIBES THE UNIQUE PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE OF THE ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE GOOD SAMARITAN VETERANS OUTREACH AND TRANSITION CENTER

When an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company in North America tells the story this weekend of all things that help make Military City USA a better Military City USA for Veterans Day audiences in San Antonio, the success of veterans well served through the performance excellence and best practices of one St. Philip's College business unit and its partners are their focus. 

During Veteran’s Day, Cox Media Group has chosen to celebrate the premiere one-stop shop for no-cost services to veterans and families that is the St. Philip's College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center (GSVOTC) located at 202 Connelly St.

The group features an illuminating in-depth 30-minute interview with Bill Moseley, director of the center that is an innovative interagency public intake site where any veteran in Military City USA can come for assistance in higher education, training and assistance programs beyond the bevy offered for veterans who are students enrolled within the Alamo Colleges District. Continuity of commitment to all veterans through the center and interagency team is facilitated, as the center is a City of San Antonio-owned facility currently in a 25-year lease with Alamo Colleges District (2011-2036) to provide the personalized services and referrals to all of Military City USA's active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, families and community through partnerships with independent service providers.

Widely considered a unique best practice partnership for a municipality and a postsecondary institution, the free center service that includes such partners as Armed Forces Services Corporation, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, Grace After Fire, U.S. Veterans Administration, and U.S. Small Business Administration is a “no veteran left behind” service model that works.

Audience members will take away critical knowledge that the center team asks no homage, merely the opportunity to serve selflessly and strategically in Military City USA without charge. The free services range from explaining burial rights to employment services because the center is structured to provide veterans and their family members with warm handoffs to more than 200 providers who offer free problem solving on a range of life events ranging from women’s issues to life after service with the world’s greatest military organization. The partners also include many up and coming service providers that are emerging best-practice resources for veterans.

The St. Philip’s College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center team observes its first anniversary as a standalone facility in 2017. Created in 2011 immediately following the end of the Iraq War, the center demonstrates the intent of the college in partnership with the City of San Antonio to ensure the most modern and effective free outreach systems for human services benefits for veterans. Since grand opening in 2017 alone, the center has engaged over 7,000 transitioning armed forces personnel and while that number includes 4,386 personnel at outreach events throughout the community, the figure also includes 2,705 who have received service within the facility through 113 workshops and seminars sponsored or conducted.

Want to join the conversation on scaling up services for veterans through the St. Philip’s College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center experience? Or to learn how those free top-tier services can help you or someone you might know? Email the team at spc-gsvotc@alamo.com, comment via social media at the college web page https://www.alamo.edu/spc and hear Moseley’s interview with Cox Media Group San Antonio News/Traffic Reporter on Nov. 11, at 6 a.m. on KONO AM/FM, KISS, KTKX and KKYX and at 6:30 a.m. on Y100 and KSMG. For details on the St. Philip's College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center experience, contact the center through the web page https://www.alamo.edu/spc/gsvotc/, the email address spc-gsvotc@alamo.com, or phone number, 210-486-2185.