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Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.81 stars   590 reviews 26,669

Address:

4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256 USA

Mission:

To Honor And Empower Wounded Warriors

Target demographics:

veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

thousands of wounded veterans and their families. You can visit our impact pages here:http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/who-we-serve.aspx.

Geographic areas served:

the veterans service industry

Programs:

combat stress recovery, physical health and wellness, employment and education, long-term support, benefits and peer engagement opportunities. In total we offer 19 free programs and services warriors and their families.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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904-296-7350
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

50 people found this review helpful

Following a wartime injury and separation from service I felt both bitter about being "let go" from the Army and hesitant to call myself a "service-disabled" person because I had seen other soldiers who were hurt so much worse than I was. I felt like I didn't belong as either a veteran or a civilian. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) brought me in to a SoldierRide event and just accepted me. Surrounded by other warriors- some with severe injuries and some with invisible wounds, I just felt included. I was never separated out within the group for being "not injured enough" or "not injured in the right way". They just made me feel part of the team. My experience was so positive, in fact, that I later looked for job opportunities with their team- they just made me feel whole.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing organization that truly has continued to help me and my kids in every aspect of it. It's been amazing experiences, knowledge and growth for me with wounded warrior so thank you for truly standing behind us vets and all your support

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

They have done nothing for me, I am disabled veteran with monthly low income from service connection, that being said they offer no travel to do anything you have to pay out of pocket , for me that is impossible because bills come first. I thought they would get me out of the house and get me to enjoy life again but they think Chicago is the only town in Illinois so if your not around Chicago get get to do nothing ... they are thieves period even when u put in to do something they still put u through a process where they can tell you no... where does all the money go where certainly not to me a so called alumni

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

With all of the bad news about Wounded Warriors lately, I'd like to take a minute to say that they have helped me in my absolute worst of times. I live in the Chicago area and as a last ditch effort to find a job, I asked for help through the warriors to work program. The staff at Chicago was amazing. The boss there, Tim, helped me with my resume and talked to me for over an hour about interviewing. He walked me through the different job websites and even made a few calls to companies that were hiring. Within a week I had three interviews and within two weeks I had a job. The rest of the staff in the office was so helpful as well and they obviously love what they do and are great at it. I even started working with Sam to get healthier. If the Chicago office is any indication, Wounded Warrior Project is headed in the right direction.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

During a Veterans Conference at the University that I was attending after getting out of the service I met Rick McKenna, a Warriors to Work Specialist. Rick encouraged me to become a member of the Wounded Warrior Project alumni. I hesitated at first, but the minute I joined I felt the support and dedication of this organization. Rick was able to guide me with resume writing and showed me opportunities on reaching out to potential employers. It may not seem like a lot, but each one of us needs different support. That was the kind of support I needed to get my confidence back after being medically discharged. The Wounded Warrior Project constantly gives me opportunities to connect with other alumni members through sponsored events. I am a proud Alumni!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Despite the recent events surrounding administration of the organization, my experiences with the Warriors To Work program have been outstanding! The regional office I am supported under (Chicago) did not have a program specialist, therefore they matched me with a specialist out of the Kansas office. Their support and ability to shoot straight through the HR system gave me the insight I needed to land the job I wanted, not the job I had to take. The consistent follow-through was unparalleled and appreciated. All in all - the best employment transition support I have received since being medically retired from service. The specialist (Rick McKenna) cares about getting us where we want to be and works his tail off to help make the connections needed to get us the opportunities.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

this the best project for wounded vets. so far great experience with multiple projects such as
computer IT cets, running program and soldier ride.
Thank You Guys

US Army Veteran

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of Wounded Warrior Project since August 2004. During this period wounded warrior project was just a small organisation with the intention of helping Wounded service members recover form their injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. This organisation has grown to a multi million company that has helped me with my recovery with the injuries sustained in iraq. i had gotten disconnected from myself and my family but, thanks to wwp I attended peer mentor support groups that helped me deal with my PTSD issues. thank you wwp i have made a great recovery and have made many great friends along the way. Thank you wwp for everything you do and are doing to help all veterans recover from injuries both physical and mentally.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

I can never register for any of these events. I either get to them too late, or someone else has priority. My family is just as important as the Sargeant majors, or generals, are they not?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I would not be alive if it were not for this organization. They were there for some of my darkest days. And gave me the opportunity to heal through helping other warriors.

 
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