Wounded Warrior Project
Rating: 3.79 stars 440 reviews
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.
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!
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As someone that works with Veterans daily it's appalling the salaries the staff of this charity make. It started off with good intentions then as in many cases greed took over and it became a way to get rich off of the disabilities of Veterans. They even tried suing another organization because it had Wounded Warrior in it's name. By the way that charity actually helps Veterans without taking a cut for personal gains. When you look at a Veterans charity look at the salaries and that will tell you who's helping who.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Restructure the leadership!
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My name is james and i found out about the wwp when I was a resident at the roseburge va hospital. Since then i have been on an odyssey tr ok p and many local outings . they wwp has given me some of my self respect back . i am alive today thanks to them . my last outing was mid march this year . deap sea fishing out of depobay oregon. Like all outings i run into guys i havent seen since 2004. But this trip i cam home more alive than ever. My government threw me away but the wwp helped me become a human agai
I have been involved with WWP for a year now which has allowed me to meet amazing people and have unique opportunities I would never had the chance to participate in. They have changed the lives of myself and my peers and continue to support Soldiers active and retired. I hope they can continue to support vets and soldiers for years to come. I recommend them to all of my soldiers in the wtb. Thank you for for all you do
Having attended a recent WWP alumni summit and all the programs it offers, it has really helped me personally with getting to know other vets in the area as well as self growth and physical well being. The staff at the event was very helpful with my question and were all on top of it when it came to helping me. We had a good time at the event and it was very informative. I highly recommend them as a former combat vet and help to see my brothers in arms do take advantage of getting better from the memories of war and unseen scars many carry after returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Danitza in the Virginia region has been fantastic and helpful in transition and events that are offered, helping me out with anything that I need. Keep doing what you're doing WWP!!!
Laura Lamon has been a tremendous help for me transitioning into the workforce. She has been a big help in attire and pre employment applications. WWP has been great to me and my family in their dedication to help veterans like me. I am glad to have had Laura in keeping me motivated to find employment.