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.”
Bonds Through Boxes: How a Wounded Warrior Connects with Care
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 27, 2020) — Be careful if you’re over at Nancy Beetstra’s house; you might have to shimmy past a stack of soap or tango with a tower of toothbrushes. She’s not a hoarder, but rather a helper for heroes. Those items are going in care packages for U.S. troops stationed overseas.
Nancy, a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) warrior and staff member, knows how much those packages mean to servicemen and women; she received them when she was in the Marines.
Wounded Warrior Project CPO Joins Congressional Virtual Forum on Women Veterans’ Health
WASHINGTON (May 26, 2020) — Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Chief Program Officer Jennifer Silva shared during a virtual forum that WWP survey data shows a need for expanded mental health support for women veterans. The forum on women veterans’ mental health was hosted by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ Women Veterans Task Force. Silva explained that veteran service organizations like WWP can work with Congress to fill in gaps in care.
“Throughout the coming year, Wounded Warrior Project will convene women warriors for a series of roundtable discussions, diving deeper into the major concerns our research has illuminated,” Silva said. “These engagements will begin virtually, allowing our team to reach a diverse group of women veterans from all corners of the nation and hope to share our finding with Members of Congress.”
Josh Turner, Jesse Palmer Support Wounded Warriors Through Virtual Gala
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22, 2020 -- Grammy-nominated recording artist Josh Turner and former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer are supporting injured veterans and their families during the coronavirus pandemic through Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The pair is part of WWP's Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® virtual event.
In the virtual event's video, the celebrities join WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington and warrior Andrew Coughlan in encouraging viewers to support injured veterans through WWP's programs and services.
Wounded Warrior Project Hosts Benefits Livestream with VA Undersecretary Dr. Paul Lawrence
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hosted a livestream about the challenges veterans are experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic affects Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits processing and exams. VA Undersecretary of Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence spoke with WWP Financial Wellness Vice President Tom Kastner about veteran benefits.
"With the onset of COVID-19, we put a stop to in-person C&P tests on April 2," Lawrence said. "The reality of the situation is that there are a lot of folks we have to see in person when it comes to testing, so we are working with some of our medical vendors to expedite this. Veterans should expect a communication on this within a month. But I want to make clear — if you miss a C&P exam because you don't want to leave your house, we will not deny your claim, and you will not lose your place in line."
Female Warriors Unite in Gaming
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 15, 2020 -- Social distancing is not good for Natasha Carter. The Army veteran from Georgia already lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of her time in Iraq.
"Dealing with PTSD can take a toll on someone in this type of environment," Natasha said. But she has found an outlet with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and video games.