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.”
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.
Gamers Supporting Veterans Through Wounded Warrior Project
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2018 -- Video games help keep service members connected with home while they are deployed overseas. Those same games can now help communities support wounded veteran's transition to civilian life.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently launched WWP Play™, an opportunity to help support the veterans charity's mission to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP Play allows video gamers and content creators to register their live stream and raise money to fuel free WWP programs and services.
Country Star Craig Campbell to Sing National Anthem at Wounded Warrior Project 5K
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2018 -- Country star Craig Campbell will sing the national anthem at Carry Forward™, delivered by CSX®, on Saturday, Nov. 10. Carry Forward is a 5K fitness challenge and fundraiser designed to help wounded warriors. The event, organized by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), kicks off at 8:30 am on Nov. 10 at WWP headquarters off Belfort Road in Jacksonville.
Craig's expressive vocals have earned him a place among country's notable singers. He has become a regular on the Grand Ole Opry, has appeared on NBC's "Today," supported the USO, and sang "American Anthem" at Macy's 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.