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Panhandle Warrior Partnership

Panhandle Warrior Partnership™ (PWP) is committed to improving veterans’ quality of life in Northwest Florida through the coordination of local services and opportunities; from housing and employment to enrollment in VA ebenefits, healthcare, recreation, and more.

About The Program:

Panhandle Warrior Partnership™ (PWP) 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. The Florida Panhandle is home to one of the largest concentrations of military installations and personnel 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. An estimated 100,000 veterans reside in the communities of Northwestern Florida, “The Panhandle”. The larger cities within Northwestern Florida have a variety of support organizations and opportunities, but many veterans, especially in the largely rural areas that span the distance between the Panhandle cities, are not aware of them or the benefits they’ve earned. Veteran organizations are focused on direct services and do not have the capacity to proactively engage the veteran population prior to a need being identified. Additionally, community offerings within the cities can be unaware of what the veterans in the Panhandle are looking for and how to best support them.

PWP is standing by to serve veterans, their families, and caregivers in Northwest Florida. Coordinated assistance with veterans’ benefits and connections to local and national resources are just a call away!

For questions, please contact Dan Hendrickson at

dhendrickson@panhandlewarriorpartnership.org.

Connect With Us

Connect With Us

Are you a veteran, or family/caregiver of a veteran? Fill out this form to connect to resources and opportunities.

Partner Referral

Meet Our Program Lead

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Dan Hendrickson

Program Lead

Dan Hendrickson currently serves as Program Lead of the Panhandle Warrior Partnership program, supporting the community and veterans served through the America’s Warrior Partnership Community Integration Model.

 

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Dan began his career in Communications Maintenance, being assigned to multiple units within the combat, logistics, and headquarters elements that are critical to the task force structure of the Marine Corps. As is normal for most career Marines, Dan then received orders for a Special Duty Assignment and spent time in Buffalo, New York as a Marine Corps Recruiter and during this time, he finished his bachelor’s degree from University of Arizona Global Campus (formerly Ashford University.)

 

Transitioning from Enlisted to Officer, Dan moved to the Panhandle of Florida to attend and subsequently run the academic program dedicated to helping Marines be successful throughout their Aviation careers. Retiring in November 2023, Dan wants to continue helping veterans.

 

Dan and his wife, Ashley, enjoy spending time with their church youth group, coaching girl’s lacrosse, and high school football. His two children, Mattie and Dash, keep him busy with all their extracurricular activities as well.

Support PWP

Interested in supporting the veteran community of Northwest Florida? Please donate electronically using the form. 

If you have a vehicle that you are looking to get rid of, PWP is now accepting vehicle donations in partnership with Vehicles for Veterans! Call 1-855-811-4838 or visit the link for more info!

Our Impact

Meet the Team

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Dan Hendrickson

Melissa Rust

Program Lead
Case Coordinator
Meet The Team

Local Events
Please note some events are for fundraising purposes and may require an RSVP.

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