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Military Acceptance Project
The Military Acceptance Project (MAP) promotes acceptance of all service members, veterans and their families through enlightenment, empowerment and service. The organization was founded by graduate students at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, San Diego Academic Center in April of 2011. As service members, combat veterans, military family members and active supporters of the military, MAP’s founders believe that all people who willingly support and defend the Constitution of the United States deserve to feel accepted and be treated equally in their daily lives. The MAP team facilitates dialogue-based acceptance training within the community, conducts virtual support groups and connects service members with pro bono mental health providers. MAP’s long-term goal is to host discussions in communities and businesses across the nation about acceptance and its role in making organizations stronger.