National service providers and community organizations have stepped up to make sure no Veteran is alone in finding resources and support as they navigate their feelings surrounding the 20th anniversary of 9/11. To support this effort, America’s Warrior Partnership is dedicated to ensuring community service providers are empowered to provide support and Veterans understand where and how they can access resources locally, which can be daunting during this difficult time for many of the nation’s Veterans.  

Resources in the Community 

America’s Warrior Partnership Network is a national coordination platform that expands the reach of local Veteran organizations by connecting them to national resources. When a local resource is unavailable or exhausted, Veteran-serving organizations can work with AWP’s network to find vetted, quality partners to collaborate with in delivering needed services. 

Individual Veterans may also refer themselves to The Network when they are not sure where to go for a particular resource.

Veterans and organizations can call 1-866-AWPVETS on a 24/7 basis to reach a dedicated caseworker who will help identify and access a holistic range of services.  

More information is available at:  

Resources in the workplace  

Ensuring Veterans are not alone in processing the 20th anniversary of 9/11 must also extend from the home and community to the workplace. Business owners and corporate leaders, whether they are Veterans or military supporters, can learn more about how to optimize their support for Veterans in their workplace through the Corporate Veteran Initiative (CVI). 

CVI helps companies develop and implement workplace solutions that empower Veterans to thrive in their careers while connecting with sought-after resources outside the workplace. Business owners and hiring managers can contact the CVI to learn about creating a more Veteran-friendly environment. 

More information is available at:   

Building stronger resource networks for the future 

While many resources are available now for Veterans during the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it is important for individuals and organizations to collaborate year-round. America’s Warrior Partnership’s dedication to supporting Veterans and letting them know that resources are available now – and after the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – is one of the main driving forces of the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium. Now in its eighth year, the virtual event is Oct. 25-27.  

The free and virtual event will include three days of networking, workshops, breakout sessions and interactive experiences on the future of empowering Veterans to thrive in their post-military lives. Veteran-serving professionals who wish to strengthen their resource networks or learn about the latest best practices can register to attend by visiting the virtual event webpage: 

About America’s Warrior Partnership 

America’s Warrior Partnership is committed to empowering communities to empower Veterans. They fill the gaps between Veteran service organizations by helping nonprofits connect with Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Their programs bolster nonprofit efficacy, improving their results, and empowering their initiatives. | @AWPartnership | #awpartnership 

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