The Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams (MiVCAT) project is a collaborative community model created by the Altarum Institute to enhance the delivery of services from public, private, and nonprofit organizations to Veterans and their family members.
The MiVCAT project was introduced in Michigan by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) in August 2013, with pilots in two of Michigan’s ten Prosperity Regions—Detroit Metro Region 10 and West Michigan Region 4. In 2014-2015, MiVCAT expanded to four additional regions: Region 5 East-Central; Region 6 East Michigan; Region 7 South-Central; and Region 9 Southeast Michigan. More than 64,000 Veterans live in Region 9.
Of these Veterans, the largest number live in Washtenaw County with over 17,000 Veterans. Jackson, Livingston, and Monroe each have approximately 12,000 Veterans while Hillsdale and Lenawee have somewhat fewer Veterans.