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Hope for the Warriors

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy

Mission: The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Results: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Target demographics: Combat wounded service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The number of families has grown each year. Since 2006 Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Employment & Education, Clinical Support Services, Sports & Recreation, and Community & Military Relations.

Community Stories

240 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow I don't even know where to begin. This organization has done some many amazing things for me. I have had a rocky transition since exiting the military. I needed help rebuilding my life while getting connected to other veterans thought theaputic recreational activities. Hope For The Warriors truly stands by their name. It's given me HOPE and the inspiration to help other veterans facing similar issues. I look for to giving back to them by particating in their sports and recreation challenges.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Handcycling became as much an integral part of my recovery, as anything my doctors required of me. The activity that is handcycling took my recovery from the physical level to an emotional and spiritual level. When I retired from the Army and lost access to the adaptive equipment, it was like taking a step backwards; which sucks when taking a step forward isn’t easy to begin with. I was sitting at home backsliding into depression; I lost all my drive. Once I started riding again on the loaner bike from Hope For The Warriors I felt a sense of purpose. Now, knowing that I have my very own handcycle thanks to Hope For The Warriors, I won’t ever have to worry about the possibility of regressing. I have had a complete change of quality of life since getting to be back on three wheels.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors mission is as relevant today as it was when the charity was started. Helping those who sacrifice so much for all of us. Often they are the last to ask for help and Hope makes everyone feel like a part of the family not just a client being served. Very gratified to see those who have been helped come back and give a hand up to those who come after them. That to me says a great deal.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Proud to be a donor to Hope For The Warriors as they continue to help our service members, veterans, and military families in need. Stellar organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Knowing my donations are going to help those who have sacrificed so much for my freedom means a great deal. Having spoken to those Hope helps I know that they are making a true difference in the lives of our veterans and military member and their families. Thank you for letting me be a part of that in a small way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They truly care about the health and welfare of military and family members and put in place activities and clinics to accomplish this mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

Grateful for all you do for our AMERICAN HEROES. Proud to donate to Hope!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hope's approach to serving it's clientele is one of the most comprehensive and whole that I have seen. Bravo keep up the great work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was always on the other side, I was always volunteering, never the one needing help... then my brilliant husband came home after almost a year in Iraq. When I dropped him off at the airport with his orders to Iraq, I was positive that his men would be in good hands. He had done this before, he had been in the military for almost 25 years... He studied war, history, and knew what was going on over there. Then my brilliant husband came home from Iraq... With this PTSD & TBI thing, we didn't know it, or put it together for a long while.... But... We knew something wasn't the same... I dropped off a great patriot. I don't know how many times I would hear him say "The 3 important things to me, "God, Gold and Country". with a smile. It wasn't his fault. But, here we are...There isn't a clear program for a cure, a pill, a treatment... This outstanding group has helped me in so many ways. God Bless you and I Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization with terrific programs for vets and their families that are widely needed. I strongly suggest everyone checks them out. The are are over 19 million veterans. We need to get this information to all of them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Came to Hope for the warriors seeking assistance after a bad spell and found a family that has stood with me and my family for 5 years. Thank you for all you do for all of us!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Providing needed services and treating you like family not just a number. They really show they care.

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Donor

Rating: 5

God bless for all the good work they do

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors is committed to their mission and providing comprehensive programs for all the needs of our veterans and military family members. I have been lucky enough to witness them help a number of families and feel confident making donations to this organization. Seeing the help they provide is a wonderful thing to witness. Thank you for all you do for those who sacrifice so much for all of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Patti and I am a caregiver for my husband. Like a lot of folks we had fallen on tough times. I have been working with a wonderful social worker by the name of Jessica Hower, MSW. Not only does she listen, Ms. Hower also gives great information on how to handle stress, etc. Ms. Hower however went above and beyond to assist our family during these troubled times. We will always be thankful to Ms. Hower and Hope for the Warriors. I am humbled and forever grateful to this wonderful organization. The people that work hard day in and day out assisting our veterans and their family are a God send.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being knowledgeable of the NLMSF and its mission and purpose, I find this Foundation to be very proactive, responsive to the needs of patients,families,caregivers all over the world. Their three websites, the programs they offer, the upcoming live / free SUPPORT HELPLINE - starting Sept. 1 - all point to the direction of effective advocacy to help those needed help after being diagnosed with LMS, navigating treatment, and after treatment - survivorship. A truly worthy Foundation to be recognized!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a combat veteran what I most like about Hope For The Warriors is that there turn around time to get back to a veteran is quick. If they don't have an answer they will offer a resource that can help. So far so good.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow I don't even know where to begin. This organization has done some many amazing things for me. I have had a rocky transition since exiting the military. I needed help rebuilding my life while getting connected to other veterans thought theaputic recreational activities. Hope For The Warriors truly stands by their name. It's given me HOPE and the inspiration to help other veterans facing similar issues. I look for to giving back to them by participating in their sports and recreation challenges. I also want to give a special thanks to Brianne S. And Kevin S. You know who you guys are thank you for your hard work and service to our country's veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It may seem like a small thing but Hope For The Warriors helped me get a riding lawnmower. This riding lawnmower means a great deal to my wife and I and will immensely impact my recovery from my injuries and assisting with transitioning to civilian life. I will offer service to my church community and all the people who need help with their lawn. It is like a blessing from God and a dream come true. I am very delighted to receive such an amazing gift. I would like to express my heartfelt sincere thanks and appreciations to the Hope For The Warrior’s and its A Warrior’s Wish program for making my wish a reality.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I fell on hard times due to my disability. Just when I thought there was no hope, in comes Joe from Hope For The Warriors. He was understating, caring, empathic and gave me a reason to hope again. I can't say enough good things about this organization. They live up to their name.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for The Warriors helped me get optimism to keep fighting against the obstacles in life by facilitating sources of entertainment that I can't get on my own, this makes me enjoy my family way better and I know they do the same! We are very thankful for everything that Hope for The Warriors did for us!!!
Eduardo Fuentes and Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors gave me and my family mental peace and a great way to bond with my kids. I got two RV camping trips for a whole week each trip and it was beyond awesome!!!

Tanisha C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I participated in their program for grief counseling, and the woman I spoke with over the course of a few weeks was very helpful. She was an intern, but she gave great guidance, support and comfort. She was also good with following up with me. I would recommend this org to veterans in need.

Brittany M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors helped me and my two children, one that has several medical disabilities, get back on our feet. They got me in touch with tons of resources to help better myself and my children. I’m forever grateful.