America's Warrior Partnership Awarded VA Suicide Prevention Grant

Staff Report

Friday, October 14th, 2022

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing its mission of preventing veteran suicide by working with community organizations across the country, including the work of America's Warrior Partnership's (AWP) community branches.

Through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP), 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 PanhandleIndianapolis, IN, and across the state of Alaska.

"We look forward to making an enhanced difference in the lives of veterans across the country before they are in crisis," 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."

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 plans to provide suicide prevention services to veterans in regions of the country in critical need of support.