The Augusta Warrior Project has been chosen by the Wounded Warrior Project to serve as the model for other communities' initiatives nationwide.
Read the text of a press release WJBF News Channel 6 received below:
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, has announced that it has selected Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) as the collaborating organization to carry out the Community Integration initiative. The Community Integration collaboration with AWP will develop a coordinated, community-based approach to successful reintegration into civilian life and expand access to needed services for service members within their own communities. The initiative begins in Augusta, Ga., with plans to expand to an additional five regions over the next year.
"The collaboration with Augusta Warrior Project allows us to extend our programs' reach in under-served communities, build community support for warriors transitioning from military to civilian life, and empower other nonprofits to increase the services that are available to injured service members," said Charlie Abell, Executive Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at Wounded Warrior Project. "By joining forces, this innovative collaboration allows us to build up the strength of communities where demand is outpacing supply and increase and enhance the support we provide to wounded service members."
WWP will provide funding through the collaboration, study the trends and needs within communities, and measure outcomes, while encouraging the sharing of best practices. AWP will serve as the lynch pin within the community to ensure that service members have access to the full scope and range of programs and services that are available in their region.
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