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.”
Wahl Clippers Sales Support Wounded Warriors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2018 -- Wahl Clipper Corporation is running a year-long campaign to support the growing needs of wounded veterans across America through giving back to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Through May 1, 2019, the grooming product company will donate $1 to WWP for every Wahl 2-in-1 Vacuum Trimmer sold.
"We are thrilled to partner with Wounded Warrior Project," said Steven Yde, Vice President of Marketing, North American Central Division for Wahl. "Our dedication to our military should not stop upon their return. Wounded Warrior Project ensures that our returning service members have the resources to rehabilitate and readjust to civilian life. It's an honor to make even a small difference in the lives of our nation's wounded warriors."
Wounded Warrior Project Extends Hours for National Resource Center
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2018 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced extended hours of operation for its Resource Center. The new hours of operation for the national toll-free telephone and email support service are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 9 pm ET.
In many instances, the Resource Center is the first point of interaction between a veteran and WWP. Veterans and spouses can call the Resource Center to register for services; learn about different programs such as Warriors to Work® career counseling, Project Odyssey®, and Warrior Care Network®; manage VA or Department of Defense benefits claims; or learn how to connect with other warriors within a specific community.
Warriors Discover Fresh Flavors at Farm-to-Table Experience
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Wounded warriors and their families recently learned about healthy choices and tasted different types of fresh produce grown at a farm at a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event. WWP helps injured veterans and their families learn to make healthier transitions from the structure of military life to a new civilian life where unhealthy choices abound.
"It was great to have my son and daughter exposed to a farm experience," said Lupita Rice, mother of two, and wife of an Army veteran. "I was surprised that they loved kale. I even took a picture of my son eating kale because I couldn't believe it.
"Everything was organized nicely so that we worked a little, picked specific vegetables, and then watched them cook for us. It was all so fresh, and it made a great meal."
Discovering Hidden Strength Among Female Warriors
BAY SHORE, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2018 -- United States Army Veteran Donna Zephrine describes her deployment to Iraq in jagged excerpts of fragmented memory and anxiety. Her mind plays a nonstop soundtrack of war:
Got hit while sleeping, lots of noise, smoke, get armor on, get to safety area – close call, no clarity, no vision – close encounter, where are my battle buddies?
"At the beginning of my second deployment, our compound was hit with rocket-propelled grenades, and one landed very close, lifting me and other soldiers up in the air and knocking us back several feet," said Donna. "We got hit a lot, and you never got accustomed to it. This was the start of my combat stress-related issues, and I started to struggle with flashbacks, anxiety, and panic attacks."
Veteran Recovers Optimism Through Mental Health Telephone Support Program
AUBURN, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2018 -- Veteran Eric Haynes remembers July 4th, 2007 like it was yesterday. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army and was looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. Eric and his family laid out blankets at the local park and waited for the fireworks to start – however a different series of explosions was waiting to erupt.
As Eric watched his eldest daughter jump around and laugh with a friend, something triggered inside him, and what transpired next would take him more than a decade to repair.