Transitioning from military to civilian life is a journey, and that journey is different for every veteran. We offer a wide range of free programs and services to support you no matter what your journey looks like.
Affected by your service on or after September 11, 2001? We can help. Physical or invisible, your needs matter and we have a community of donors, partners, employees and fellow warriors to make sure you’re not alone.
Each day, our warriors set ambitious goals and we celebrate their accomplishments. Where do you see yourself? Together we'll get you there because you have a bright future to look forward to.
“If I can be a part of an organization that helps people heal and find peace, then the end of my service is not the end. I’m just serving in a new way now.”
By donating, fundraising, or spreading the word, you can help our warriors get back on track and become a positive force in their communities.
“There are so many wounded veterans out there who need help and support. The more people who help, the more motivated I get to be a better person.”
Eli Young Band Partners With Wounded Warrior Project
The Eli Young Band partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides support for injured veterans, to make the "Love Ain't" video. All four members of the Eli Young Band have family members who have made a career of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, making the partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project especially meaningful.
Wounded Warrior Project Veteran Hosts Public Yoga Event In Chicago On June 30
CHICAGO, June 22, 2018 -- Namaste, Chicago. Next week, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will host a yoga class for wounded veterans and the local community. Leading this relaxing and empowering event is Army veteran Dan Nevins, who will also share the story of his recovery and return to civilian life.
While recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) from his wounds sustained in Iraq in 2004, Dan received a backpack from WWP containing comfort items. This connection with WWP dramatically impacted his personal and professional life; to this day he credits WWP for his successful rehabilitation, positive attitude, "can do" spirit, and passion for helping his fellow injured warriors.
Warriors Build Confidence, Find Veteran Support On Nature Hike (1)
RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 20, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently gave injured veterans the opportunity to experience the healing powers of nature and camaraderie during a relaxed hike.
"I wanted to do something outside the house, and hiking and talking with other veterans seemed like an easy way to do more," said Army veteran Marco Morales. "This event has motivated me to be more active."
Isolation is one of the most significant struggles wounded warriors deal with after serving their country. It can be difficult knowing how to overcome that challenge and rekindle bonds similar to those formed in the military. WWP programs offer settings that provide opportunities for warriors to rekindle those bonds and experience veteran peer support.
Warriors Work On Wellness At UFC Boxing Class
WAUKEGAN, Ill., June 16, 2018 -- Injured veterans participated in a dynamic boxing class during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event. Warriors learned how to maximize their workout with this empowering method of exercise at the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) Gym at Oak Lawn.
"I'm always looking for ways to stay in shape and have fun," said Army Reserve veteran Levy Cordero from Waukegan, Illinois. "It was challenging, and it kicked up my cardio. I learned how to properly throw a left hook — always thumbs up when executing the punch."
WWP Physical Health and Wellness events are designed to connect warriors with training, skills, and techniques that empower them to reduce stress, combat depression, and live an overall healthy and active lifestyle.
Veterans Charity Salutes Heroes During Ice Fishing Event
PLYMOUTH, Minn., June 16, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) veterans hit frozen Medicine Lake with rod and reel in hand to go ice fishing for walleye, bluegill, or anything else willing to bite.
The fishing event honored members of the Armed Forces who have served our country and also recognized their families who sacrificed along with them. Holes 4 Heroes offered veterans a unique opportunity to participate in a sport with other service members and learn about ice fishing from experts, all while supporting a worthy cause.
"My nephews were with me for the weekend and wanted to create a memory," said Army veteran Jason Noordmans. "The funny thing was that no fish were biting for us, but we did have a great time together."