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 Warriors, Family Members Find Safe Space with Telephonic Care Program
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 26, 2020 -- Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is continuing to support wounded veterans and their family members through innovative methods, including non-clinical telephonic care.
WWP Talk, the organization's free mental health phone support line, is currently providing a safe, non-judgmental outlet to warriors and family members. Now more than ever, these calls are helping warriors and their family members manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other invisible wounds of war, as the nation practices social distancing. Since 2013, WWP Talk has been helping the organization's most isolated population develop coping skills, set goals, and build resiliency to improve their quality of life.
Virtual Programs Available for Wounded Warriors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 25, 2020 -- As the coronavirus pandemic grows and millions are ordered to stay home, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has shifted its physical wellness program to reach warriors and their families in the comfort of their own households. It is one of many steps the organization is taking to safeguard wounded warriors — many of whom are at risk of incurring life-threatening exposure due to previously compromised immune systems.
"We are focused on the health, safety, and well-being of warriors and their families," said Jennifer Silva, WWP chief program officer. "In the past week, Wounded Warrior Project teammates across the nation have developed and are now offering innovative virtual programs, so that warriors and their loved ones stay physically engaged and mentally resilient from home."
VA Shares COVID-19 Recommendations for Veterans
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently shared with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) how it is assisting veterans during the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of March 24, there are 204 positive cases of COVID-19 among veteran patients, 17 among staff, and four deaths reported.
VA officials recommend that veterans who have symptoms and are seeking medical care should call before visiting a VA facility to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at VA facilities. Additionally, all VA staff and visitors are being screened upon entry to VA facilities. No one is permitted to enter if they have a fever of 100.4 F/38 C or higher, are coughing, or are experiencing shortness of breath.
Wounded Warriors Meet NY Mets Star
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., March 9, 2020 -- Before he took a single swing, Pete Alonso knocked it out of the park.
The New York Mets first baseman and reigning National League rookie of the year shook hands, snapped pictures, and signed autographs for four Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) warriors ahead of a Mets spring training game recently.
All four warriors live in Florida but are New York City natives.
"I've always been a Mets fan, so it was a dream come true," said Marine veteran Lyndon Ortiz.
Music Therapy Reminds Veterans “Don’t Be Silent”
ATLANTA – Samantha had faced nerves before. But this was different.
“It’s scary, actually.
“You are there; you have the microphone in your face.
“I’m afraid because I never put myself out there.”
The Air Force veteran served in Iraq and Korea during her 11-year career. She survived a bombing in her vicinity while in Iraq. It was far enough away to not hurt her, but still close enough to make an impact on the tent she was in.