Community Collaboration For America’s Veterans: Insights From The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool
When veterans transition out of military service and face new challenges, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution waiting to greet them. The communities they come home to play a major role in ensuring that our veterans and military families have access to the resources and services they need to thrive. To best address the current and emerging needs of veterans and their families, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) surveyed our network of more than 100 veteran-focused collaboratives and published an original research paper based on the results of that assessment. We invite you to please read and share these findings.
This paper offers the first data-driven view of how organizations are collaborating to serve veterans and their families in communities across America. The responses we received point to important ways in which those organizations, in collaboration with BWF, can increase their capacity to support America’s veterans.
These findings were developed using BWF’s Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool (LPSAT). Made possible by a $4.85 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the LPSAT gathers data about the needs of veterans—and about communities’ ability to meet those needs—from BWF’s large, engaged, and diverse network of over 100 Local Partner collaboratives, representing more than 3,000 organizations across 45 states.
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