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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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America’s Warrior Partnership’s (AWP) mission is to partner with communities to prevent veteran suicide. We believe all veterans should have access to quality resources, opportunities, and benefits they have earned.  Veterans are becoming more and more diverse. As a part of our mission, AWP is dedicated to reaching underserved communities, breaking down barriers to access for individuals, and building stronger communities across the country to best support all former U.S. service members with diverse ethnicities, genders, races, religions, socioeconomic status, and abilities.


According to the AWP Community Integration Playbook’s principle number 5, we believe that one size fits one Warrior (veteran, active-duty service member, family member, and caregiver).  Every Warrior is different in terms of life situation, life factors, and dreams. Case coordination for Warriors is not a cookie-cutter process. It is as unique as each individual Warrior. We also believe one size fits one for each community.  Every community is different in terms of needs, gaps in resources, and barriers.  Implementing programs and maintaining program delivery includes obtaining regular feedback from Warriors, community leaders, and resource providers to evaluate AWP’s alignment with the diverse communities we serve.  

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Disability: 22% of those served have a disability rating

Serving the Navajo Nation:

Our Dine’ Naazbaa Partnership (DNP) program is dedicated to empowering the Navajo Nation to empower veterans through Community Integration.  The Navajo Nation is home to approximately 14,000 veterans.  This rural and vast tribal community is one of the least supported in terms of infrastructure with many homes not having electricity or running water.  The DNP program is led by Bernie Tyler, a female, Army veteran, who is from the Navajo Nation.  Learn more about DNP here:

Serving the Alaska Natives:

The Alaska Warrior Partnership (AKWP) supports all veterans across the entire state of Alaska including those who are members of the 228 Alaska Native federally recognized tribes.  AKWP is a veteran-focused, community-led initiative to proactively engage veterans and ensure access to quality resources and opportunities available in collaboration with existing community programs.  15.7% of the Alaska population is American Indian and Alaska Native according to the 2020 Census. 6.6% of the veteran population across the state are American Indian or Alaska Native.  Learn more about AKWP here:


If you are a veteran, active-duty service member, family member, or caregiver that needs access to support please reach out to the AWP Network:

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