Empowers warriors to push beyond their known limits and develop skills to discover their best selves
Project Odyssey is a 12-week mental health program that uses adventure-based learning to help warriors manage and overcome their invisible wounds, enhance their resiliency skills, and empower them to live productive and fulfilling lives. Based on their unique needs, warriors can participate in an all-male, all-female, or couples Project Odyssey.
The program starts with a five-day mental health workshop, where warriors are challenged to step outside the comfort of their everyday routines. This opens them up to new experiences that help them develop their coping and communication skills. After the workshop, participants work together with WWP to stay engaged, achieve their personal goals, and make lifelong positive changes.
If you are interested in learning more about participating in Project Odyssey:
If you are in crisis or concerned about a loved one, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1.800.273.8255 and press "1" after you call or text 838255 to Veterans Crisis Line to chat live with a crisis counselor at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Project Odyssey starts with a five-day mental health workshop using nature as a backdrop which allows you to take a step back from everyday routines. During your participation with your fellow warriors, you build resilience, develop coping skills, and achieve goals that will improve your quality of life. Many who participate in the program also develop improved relationships with friends and loved ones.
If you are not currently registered with WWP please visit our registration page for details about who is eligible to register with WWP and how to get started. WWP supports veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You may also be eligible for the program if you are the family member or caregiver of a wounded warrior.
Project Odyssey is one of a variety of veteran programs and services to help you take the steps that are right for you, including programs for physical and mental wellness, career transition, and support in obtaining benefits for disabled veterans from Veterans Affairs (VA).
Project Odyssey is available to warriors who have experienced significant stress during their military service. It’s most appropriate for those who are not experiencing a crisis and ready to discuss emotional issues and set goals leading to improved mental health. We facilitate all male, all female and couples (warrior and their significant other) Project Odyssey programs.
Project Odyssey is a twelve (12) week program which begins with a weeklong mental health workshop. The tools, skills, and bonds you gain through the workshop will be enhanced over the 12 weeks following the workshop.
Yes. Project Odyssey provides non-clinical support and isn’t meant to take the place of any clinical treatment or counseling you may be receiving.
No. Project Odyssey is a non-clinical service, so there is nothing we provide that would increase your disability rating with the VA.
Yes. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) offers a wide range of programs that focus on the mental health & wellness needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers. We also maintain a database of verified third-party resources we can refer to for further support.
No. We do not share information with VA offices or other entities outside of WWP.