Military Veteran Project, Inc.
Also Known As: Jamie Jarboe Foundation|
|3615 SW 29th Street Suite 201
Chief Executive Profile
Melissa D. Jarboe was born in Kansas City, March 20, 1979. Born in a single parent household and poverty, everyday struggles became normal, at the age of 7, Melissa was taken away from her mother and placed in the first of three foster homes, the last foster home was the home of a retired Command Seargent Major & his family. Melissa entered into the world of staffing when she was 17 as a secretary and quickly excelled taking over her first office by the age of 21 and managing a district by the age of 28. By the age of 30, she was offered partnership in the company she so tirelessly worked on building.
In a moments notice, Melissa's life changed on April 10, 2011 when she receive a heart wrenching phone call that her husband SGT Jamie Jarboe was wounded in battle.
In 2012, Melissa founded the Military Veteran Project a volunteer-driven charity committed to the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and suicide prevention for PRE & POST 9/11 Veterans.
Melissa is only 1 of nearly 1,400 volunteers nationwide that donate their time to carry on the dying wish of SSG Jamie Jarboe to care for his fellow service members. Currently, she is board advisor for the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Department of Defense Civilian Relations Council, Senator Moran's Service advisory council, Author of Sacrificed Memoirs of SSG Jamie & Melissa Jarboe, Founder of the Topeka Veterans Parade and mother to two beautiful daughters.
2012 Kansan of the Year
2013 Top 20 Under 40
City of Character
5 hour Energy Amazing Person Award
Politico Magazine Women who Rule
2013 American Red Cross Hero Award
MISSION AND PROGRAMS
We are on a mission to prevent Military Suicide through treatment and research.
|Program:||Topeka Veterans Parade|
|Category: ||Military & Veterans|
|Population Served: ||Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens|
The Topeka Veterans Parade is a project of the Military Veteran Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. The mission of the Military Veteran Project is dedicated to ensuring the men & women who have served our country receive help reintegrating in civilization, rehabilitation for visible & invisible wounds received in combat and to end military suicide through program support.
MVP's programs and events have implemented reintegration and rehabilitation for thousands of service members, veterans and military families.
|Program:||Military Suicide Awareness|
|Category: ||Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy|
|Population Served: ||Military/Veterans|
The Military Suicide Awareness #22ADAY Movement is the advocacy action network and the natural next step to the mission of the Military Veteran Project. Military Suicide Awareness gives a voice to the vast network of volunteers, donors, and participants involved in the work of the Military Veteran Project.
|Chief Executive:|| Melissa Jarboe|
|| Melissa Jarboe, Founder|