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.
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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.”
Wounded Warrior Project Renews Partnership with Elizabeth Dole Foundation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant in support of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The organization empowers, supports, and honors our nation's 5.5 million military caregivers: the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America's wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Sen. Elizabeth Dole, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and faith communities to recognize military caregivers' service and promote their well-being.
WWP's $150,000 grant supports the development of a Community Navigators initiative within the Dole Caregiver Fellows Program, which fully empowers Dole Caregiver Fellows to connect their local communities of caregivers to the resources and peer support they need to thrive. WWP's grant will also support the Foundation's 4th Annual National Convening this year, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wounded Warrior Project Continues Support of HillVets' Leadership Training
ASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) renewed its support of HillVets, a national organization providing leadership training and mentorship in veterans' policy, defense policy, and communications and journalism in Washington, DC. HillVets connects veterans with internships and other professional development opportunities in government, advocacy, and media.
This $25,000 grant supports the HillVets LEAD program, which helps advance post-9/11 warriors in defense policy, veterans' policy, and communications-related fields, culminating in LEADCON where participants will present a capstone project.
Wounded Warrior Project Renews Partnership with Vail Veterans Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) renewed its support for Vail Veterans Program (VVP), an organization that provides wounded warriors and their families with innovative and transformational programs that improve lives. Their therapeutic programs enhance rehabilitation by building lifelong skill sets including emotional stability, resilience, independence, and health and wellness practices.
This $100,000 grant supports VVP's summer, winter, and caregiver retreat programs for wounded veterans and their families. These programs include adaptive outdoor activities that empower veterans and educate them, and their families, about coping skills.
Two Men Biking Across the Country to Raise Awareness for Wounded Veterans
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2019 -- It's going to take nearly two months, 11 states, and more than 3,000 miles, but Mike Price and Matt Prather will bike from Santa Barbara, California to Charleston, South Carolina to raise awareness for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the veterans it serves.
"It's inspiring to see Mike and Matt take their passion for wounded veterans along their ride across the country," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "I hope many communities hear their story and recognize the ongoing need to support our nation's injured military and their families."
Wounded Warrior Project Passes Career Counseling Milestones
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2019 -- Since its inception, the career counseling program at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has placed over 15,000 wounded veterans and family support members in careers, with combined first-year salaries greater than $500 million.
Anna Douglas is one of those hired warriors. A Navy veteran, Anna copes with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and several physical injuries. Entering the civilian workforce, she lacked confidence, felt pressure to support her family, and feared the unknown. Working with WWP's career counseling program alleviated those fears. Anna developed her resume-writing and interviewing skills and landed a management program analyst role with the Department of Homeland Security.