Wounded Warrior Project
Rating: 3.8 stars 444 444 reviews 47,699
Issues: Human Services, Veterans
Location: 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256 USA
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.
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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.
The WWP has done a fantastic job providing me with other veterans to help my recovery from combat. As a veteran who believes I did my job and don't deserve recognition, the WWP offers so much to help me in ways I didn't think I needed help, or that help was even possible. I wanted to give back, or actually pay it forward and the WWP offered me a chance to help my fellow veterans as a Peer Mentor, helping others to identify and talk with someone in the recovery process.
It is one of the best non profit organization to help and employer veterans.
I cant say enough about WWP and Project Odysey. This retreat was top notch and the staff was phenomenal. Participation in the program not only boosted my spirits but helped me to realize I have worth and can do more then I thought. Since then I have been skiing with my family and have applied for and been accepted into the WWP TRACK program. I truly feel blessed to be an alumnus of such a wonderful, professional, and careing ORGINIZATION.
I cannot begin to express how humbled I am to be a part of WWP. As a recovering warrior, the opportunity to connect with those who share similar experiences and understand what I am going through is overwhelming. But just as important, every event I have attended or time I have spoken to anyone from the organization, the staff/volunteers have been amazing. And this includes support staff (HR,Legal) at WWP who are encouraged to go out on events and interact with warriors so that they can do their job as best they can. The desire to truly help wounded warriors is evident and I cannot thank them enough for all their support.
I have been on quite a few events Wounded Warrior Project has hosted and I can say, without a doubt, they are a first class organization. I have never been anything but very satisfied on every event I have been lucky enough to attend. 5 stars doesn't seem to be enough, there should be a special category for the best nonprofit organization out there, like 5 diamonds. The events I have been on has helped me interact with society again; I feel alive, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Wounded Warrior Project in San Antonio has completely changed my perspective on Veteran Services and resources.
As a Veteran and MSW, I have been looking for work in and around the San Antonio community. After joining the WWP Alumni program, I was directed to the Warriors to Work Program and specifically Linda Cubero. After touching base with Linda, she rigorously helped me develop my interview skillset and prepared me for a mock interview. Nevertheless, the preparation, and mock interview helped me land a new position at Hill Country MHDD as a case manager. It was great as a few weeks after the interview as I was presented with my new opportunity, the interviewers stated how well I was prepared, and asked me how I did it. I let them know about the Warriors to Work Program.
Linda Cubero is phenomenal at what she does, and would recommend her to any Veteran seeking work, or to dramatically brush up on the interviewing skills to score the dream job.
Thank you Linda Cubera for the dramatic change in my life!
It took me 3 years to decide to participate in any wounded warrior event and now I regret it I should have been part of them since the very beginning I've been feeling rejected by society and my own family because the do not understand me after I got out of the Navy for medical discharge and the way that they are treated me and they helped me to overcome my fears is amazing
I have been to a number of WWP events and they have made a tremendous difference in my life. They care, provide great resources and the staff is outstanding. I'm proud to be an Alumni and treasure not only the friendships I have made but I also look forward to the next event.
I have attended several events as an alumni member. It's is the perfect environment to help each of learn that we are not alone, we have support and we have people we can rely on to be there when we need it! Thank you WWP!