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How the AWP is Making a Difference in Veterans Lives

How the AWP is Making a Difference in Veterans Lives

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About America’s Warrior Partnership

America's Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower veterans. At a national level, the AWP Network fills the gaps between veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with veterans, their families, and caregivers via its WarriorServe™ proprietary technology platform.

Local efforts

On a local level, five community branches utilize AWP's proven Community Integration Model to work with local organizations, leadership and stakeholders to create a collaborative and cohesive structure of engagement and support for veterans, their families and caregivers.

One-size-fits-one approach used across the country

The AWP's holistic, one size-fits-one model, is currently used in communities and community organizations across the country. It has served over 58,000 veterans to date, and many more when including family members and caregivers, resulting in an estimated economic impact of over $302 million.

The approach is a Four-Step Plan to connect, educate, advocate, and collaborate with both veterans and their communities to prevent veteran suicide. AWP's programs bolster nonprofit efficacy, improving their results, and empowering their initiatives. Preventing veteran suicide is the singular outcome of America's Warrior Partnership's work.

Veteran meeting with health care professionals.

About the AWP Network

AWP’s big partners include the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project, and others. AWP brings those resources together and that’s the network, the America’s Warrior Partnership Network. A veteran can make one call and no matter who they are or where they live, they can get help. A veteran can also contact the AWP through its website.

VA Suicide Prevention Grant recipient

Through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP), America's Warrior Partnership (AWP) was awarded $750,000 from VA to proactively support veterans on the Navajo Nation, in the Permian Basin area of Texas and New Mexico, the Florida Panhandle, Indianapolis, IN, and across the state of Alaska.

The SSG Fox SPGP is a pilot, community-based grant program that will provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate suicide prevention services to eligible veterans and their families. Eligible entities have been awarded one-year, renewable funding. With its SSG Fox SPGP award, AWP will provide suicide prevention services to veterans in regions of the country in critical need of support.

Said Jim Lorraine, the president and CEO of America's Warrior Partnership, "I'm proud of our team's vision for improving our veteran communities and excited to see the enhanced outcomes of this program. We congratulate our affiliate partners Upstate Warrior Solution serving Greenville, SC and Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York serving Buffalo, NY who were also awarded the VA Suicide Prevention grant."

About Operation Deep Dive

Operation Deep Dive™ (OpDD) is a community-based study aimed at understanding the individual, organizational, and community factors contributing to death by suicide and certain non-natural causes of death among former US service members.

About Mission Roll Call

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America's Warrior Partnership invites Veterans from all walks of life to make their voices heard through Mission Roll Call. This national movement is centered around a digital community where Veterans, their families and caregivers can participate in polls and share their unique perspectives on how communities can improve Veterans' quality of life. Visit MissionRollCall.org to learn more.

Making a difference and saving lives

The AWP is making a difference in the veteran community through its efforts to improve the quality of life for veterans and to end veteran suicide by empowering local communities to serve them proactively and holistically before a crisis occurs. If you know a veteran, ask them how they’re doing. If they’re not doing too well, tell them about AWP or suggest they call the Veterans Crisis Line.

Veteran Crisis Line information

Together, we can all help to end veteran suicide.


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