Michael Barrett – Veteran Hero Awards
2019 Veteran Hero Awards

Michael Barrett

Veteran Case Manager/Social Worker

Organization Working Wardrobes VetNet

Position Director, VetNet

As a combat-wounded veteran of the United States Marine Corps with over 20 years of service, I bring a mix of leadership and common sense to the table. .I am dedicated to a path of giving back and paying it forward so that others may benefit, grow and succeed. I truly believe in the progressive success of others, whether its helping Non-Profit Organizations supplement their annual fundraising platform, providing organizational performance and resilience based leadership coaching and continuing to support the men, women and families of our Military Veterans and transitioning Service Members through a variety of services and programs. Working Wardrobes is an independent nonprofit organization that strives to empower men, women, young adults, and veterans overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve self-sufficiency. The organization provides workforce readiness services, career and job training, job placement assistance, and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect. The VetNet Director will manage and lead a high functioning team that assists veterans and spouses experiencing career obstacles, homelessness, and military-civilian transition. The Director will ensure that the work of the VetNet program meets all grant requirements (government, corporate, and private), and that all VetNet staff conduct in-depth needs assessment to identify the specific and unique services to be provided to individual clients. Working Wardrobes VetNet staff is a premiere group of caseworkers, outreach specialists, and job developers that provide workforce readiness, career development support, and job placement services, and refers individuals to partner agencies that can assist with other barriers and needs that the veteran may be experiencing such as homelessness, behavioral health, and VA benefits information.

VHA 2019 Veteran Case Manager/Social Worker nominee Michael Barrett