Treating Mental Health Holistically: Job Stability and Counseling Support for Alaska Veteran
"Your organization helped me greatly and provided sound advice. I would recommend it to any veteran, and if I need additional help in the future, it’s comforting to know this resource is available. The staff has been very helpful and compassionate about helping."
- Alaskan Veteran
About The Program:
Alaska Warrior Partnership™ (AKWP) is a veteran-focused, community-led initiative to proactively connect with all veterans and ensure access to quality resources and opportunities available in collaboration with the community. Alaska boasts the highest veteran population per capita with more than 65,000 calling Alaska home. The state also hosts one of the largest military installations in the country and while there is a well-knit support structure for active duty and their families; that support structure becomes disjointed and not easily navigated when our service members become veterans. There is a plethora of support and opportunities in Alaska, but many are not aware of them or the benefits they’ve earned. Likewise, veteran organizations and other community offerings do not have the capacity or can be unaware of how to connect with veterans.
AKWP is standing by to serve veterans, their families, and caregivers in Alaska. Coordinated assistance with veterans’ benefits and connections to local and national resources are just a call away!
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Meet Our Program Lead
Jessy Lakin currently serves as Program Lead of Alaska Warrior Partnership, supporting the community and the veterans served through the America’s Warrior Partnership Community Integration Model.
A veteran of the United States Army, Jessy served as a Forward Observer with two combat tours to Sadr City Iraq (06-08, 08-10) with the 1st Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.
He has spent his civilian career giving back to veterans in Alaska, volunteering with multiple veteran organizations and creating opportunities for Alaska warriors to thrive.
Personally, Jessy is a single father of two young children, Jessalyn and Wyatt. Jessy is an avid outdoorsman, Alaskan hunter and snowmachiner.
"The world is bigger than the four walls in your house. Get out and live your life." –Jessy Lakin
Interested in supporting the veteran community of Alaska? Please donate electronically using the form.
If you have a vehicle that you are looking to get rid of, AKWP is now accepting vehicle donations in partnership with Vehicles for Veterans! Call 1-855-811-4838 or visit the link for more info!