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.”
Veterans Discover Peer Support in Group Cycling Class
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Warriors and their guests learned about group cycling, including proper passing, keeping pace, basic safety, and navigating intersections during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) cycling class.
"I love bike-riding," said Navy veteran Mauricio Sanchez, "and the class provided me and my sons with awesome, need-to-know information on proper gear, choosing the right food to eat before going on the road, and bike maintenance."
Warriors Get Creative on the Farm with Their Families
ODESSA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2018 -- Warriors and their families enjoyed the beautiful spring weather as they learned about equine therapy during a day on the farm with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
"I signed up for this event primarily because my son loves animals," said Army veteran Lorie Walker. "These family-oriented events draw me out of my normal comfort zone to do more in our community."
Warriors form strong bonds in the military, but when they come home, they often struggle with feeling alone. WWP offers a community that welcomes warriors with open arms.
Warriors Take on Challenges Hand Over Fist at Enchanted Rock Climb
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Aug. 18, 2018 -- Injured veterans tested their rock climbing abilities with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
"I wanted something to do with other veterans and Wounded Warrior Project," said Army veteran Daniel Bernal. "I try to stay active, and this was an outdoor activity that I knew would definitely keep me moving. It was the first time I tried rock climbing. I loved the scenery and connecting with other people who are in similar situations as me."
"I enjoyed climbing Enchanted Rock and being able to see the city from the summit," said Army veteran Marlene Rodriguez. "This Wounded Warrior Project event offered great camaraderie and a hope for a better future."
Warrior Achieving New Goals With Veterans Service Organization
MEADVIEW, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2018 -- For veteran Joey Pierstorff, setting and besting new goals is part of life. He set his sights on joining the Army after he watched the attacks on Sept. 11. Less than a year later, he was an 18-year-old soldier in boot camp in Georgia.
After two deployments in Iraq, life changed.
"I went numb," Joey said. "I really didn't care much about anything and started self-medicating with alcohol and anti-depressants. At work, I was a leader, and a good one. At home, I wasn't there."
Injured Veterans Connect Over the Joys of Cooking
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2018 -- Wounded Warriors and their guests participated in a hands-on cooking class, where they connected with other veterans and created delicious meals with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
"I took this class because of its healthy cooking aspect and because it was hands-on," said Army veteran Jason Grigg. "I love to cook, so the helpful instructions and actual cooking were my favorite parts."
Veterans learned how to cook several dishes, develop best practices in the kitchen, and take home a recipe booklet of the dishes they made in class. After learning new skills, warriors settled down to talk to each other and eat what they had cooked.