The Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families is a network of organizations throughout Alaska who work together to assess and meet the needs of our Service members, Veterans and their Families. The Coalition’s mission is to educate, inform and help connect this population with services within Alaskan communities to ensure healthy futures.
Through statewide coordination and collaboration, the Coalition forms partnerships with service providers who have programs and resources available to assist the Military and Veteran community. Coalition members provide information, training and resources to ensure a consistent, comprehensive approach to supporting our Military and Veteran population.
Formerly known as the Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition the Coalition was formed in 2012 as a result of Army OneSource (AOS), Alaska National Guard (AKNG) initiatives and a comprehensive study of Veterans in Alaska, conducted by the Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (DMVA).
The DMVA, AOS and the AKNG joined forces to create the Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition. The DMVA, AOS and AKNG worked together to identify key stakeholders throughout the state of Alaska and requested their participation in the outcome-driven coalition.
As a result of the initial meeting, five alliances were formed to focus on specific needs of the SMVF community: behavioral health and healthcare; finance and employment; faith and other services; legal; and child and youth.
As of 2018, there are four operating alliances: employment, legal, behavioral health and child and youth.
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The Coalition consists of five alliances made up of service providers and community members who focus on providing service providers in Alaskan communities with the training, education and resources they need to address the unique needs of our Service members, Veterans and their Families. In addition, the Coalition provides resources and referrals for Alaska’s Service members, Veterans and their Families in the communities in which they live.
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