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.”
“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.”
Fourth Graders Make a Difference for Injured Veterans
SHARON, Pa., Feb. 19, 2019 -- Teacher Molly Schuster and her fourth-grade students at Case Avenue Elementary School worked hard for the privilege of helping injured veterans. Students divided into groups, chose a cause to represent, and earned points for following directions, staying focused, and completing tasks. The group with the most points had chosen Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) as their cause.
"At the beginning of the process, I showed the students a presentation on a wide variety of charities," Molly explained. "There were some local, some regional, and some national charities. After learning a little about each charity, each group selected a charity they wanted to work for. This was a great lesson for the students, especially because all the charities are deserving.
NFL Stars Join Wounded Veterans on Football Field
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 -- Wounded veterans took the field with some of the best football players in the world recently as part of Pro Bowl weekend. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connected more than 50 veterans and their families with help from the NFL.
"It's been great; a lot of these guys have been through a lot more than I have," said Army veteran Ernesto Jimenez.
But the veterans were not alone on the field. Ten NFL Pro Bowlers including Russell Wilson, Alex Mack, Anthony Sherman, and others surprised the group and joined in the on-field fun.
Four-Legged Love and Support Helps Warrior Conquer PTSD
AUBURN, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2019 -- Army veteran Eric Haynes' life was spiraling downward when he went online to register with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). In the 10 years since his service in Iraq ended, he struggled with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
"I felt I was running out of places to turn," said Eric. "I was masking the pain of everything. I was at the end of my rope."
After attending a few WWP connection events, he received a call from WWP Talk program staff offering weekly telephonic, emotional support.
Wounded Warrior Project Announces Joint Partnership with Elizabeth Dole Foundation and National Military Family Association
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a new collaborative partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) and the National Military Family Association (NMFA) to support efforts to help caregivers of wounded veterans and their children. WWP's collaboration with EDF (https://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org) and NMFA (https://www.militaryfamily.org) is in response to the finding that no research has been conducted to examine the effects of caregiving on military children.
Wounded Warrior Project Partners with National Military Family Association to Support Military Families
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a new multi-year grant to the National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that helps military families meet the unique challenges of military life. Through their work, NMFA strengthens and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They also provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured.