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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 over 30,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 140 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 27,500 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

252 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have been volunteers for over 10 years. Serving our Veterans with Hope for the Warriors is one of our precious moments! They have the most incredible supporters and know how to demonstrate our gratitude and love for our military families. They provide incredible opportunities and work hard at making sure you know how appreciated your service is and has been. My family and I love serving with Hope for the Warriors. My husband is a Veteran with the Marine Corps and he loves the comradery.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope For the Warriors has been a godsend to my family on. When the VA failed my WW Hope for the Warriprs was there. They got us the resources we needed and treated my family with respect and compassion. Further to that, the weekend we spent with them was a game changer for us. It gave my family some normalcy, a renewed sense of hope and friends and memories that will last a lifetime. The resillsnt warrior class is very helpful and informative. I also love their caregiver hub and all the virtual courses they offer. I consider the entire hope family my family

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The mission of Hope For The Warriors is as relevant today as it was when the charity was started. They continue to evolve and meet our service members, veterans and military families where they are today. Providing an individualized holistic approach to well-being with their 360° approach to services for the military member and their family.

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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Hope For The Warriors in their earliest days. I had noticed the above and beyond attention they gave my family and me then. Now, years later, they still call and check on my family and me and they have never forgotten me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors is top notch and everything is handled as a class act. My fiancé and I were introduced to the organization through a few events. The CEO, Robin, and the whole team genuinely makes you feel like family. The veterans and family members served are treated with the utmost respect. HFTW stands out from other NPOs due to the fact that each household's situation is analyzed individually. HFTW does their best to always find a way to say YES and to help in any way they can!

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors does exceptional work for our service members and their families. I am delighted to donate to an organization that also remains fiscally responsible, with the donations going directly back to our veterans in support of their programs!

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors does great work I am proud to support. Good knowing they are here to take care of those in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great org helping our military families and veterans every day. God Bless

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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

So wonderful to see how Hope For The Warriors has grown and how they continue to support our post 9/11 veterans and their families. Proud to continue supporting such a wonderful organization in its mission as a donor and friend. Keep up the great work Hope For The Warriors!

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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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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my husband returned from deployment we faced some difficult times due to his medical issues and the stresses they put on our family. Hope was a Godsend at time I think we were close to the breaking point. They helped my husband with resources for his issues and me, with caregiver services. I can't recommend them enough, every staff member we interacted with treated us with respect and like family. Unlike with many VSO's we reached out to, at Hope we were nore than just a number and that made all the difference to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors is doing amazing things for our veterans and their families! Hardworking and dedicated staff who believe whole-heartedly in the mission of providing HOPE and making lives better for our veterans and their families.

Peter G.4

Client Served

Rating: 1

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This organization is another fraudulent organization that I highly recommend you not donate to. I'm a disabled combat veteran in a wheelchair living off of food stamps and they refused to help me in any way possible. I have no clothes for the winter and they can care less about that. They should call themselves no hope for the warriors. There blaming my financial burdens on my divorce which they don't understand usually is caused by disabled veterans with PTSD. The board members noticed the struggles but they want to blame it on divorce instead of having to pay for medical expenses because the VA makes it almost impossible to get approved for choice even if you're over a hundred percent disabled. Choice is a program where you don't have to go through the VA instead the VA will pay to get seen by a local doctor. I live over an hour and a half away from the VA hospital which makes it impossible to go there all the time. Please to all Americans, do not contribute to this organization find one that truly helps us instead of finding ways to deny us. if a disabled combat veteran is living off food stamps that shows the struggles he's having.

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H4WPR 11/13/2019

Every member of the warrior community — active duty or veteran, military family member or caregiver, family of the fallen — who reach out to Hope For The Warriors goes through a thorough assessment process that helps us understand each individual’s need or goal. We then evaluate how we can best help based on set criteria and available resources. Every person is given a custom list of resources to assist them on their journey, even if we are not able to offer direct assistance through our programs and services.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Stephanie T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have an extremely difficult and ongoing case with my husband's injuries and have received very little to absolutely no help through the Army. Hope for the Warriors listened to me and gave me every possible resource they could to try and help me. They sent us a gift card at Christmas that made it so we could actually have a Christmas meal and get a couple of gifts. I will always be grateful for all their time devoted to helping my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors helped us in our time of need. They had excellent communication and coordinated ACTUAL real support for a warfighter family who fell through the cracks. It’s been about two years since we worked with HFW and the update is, We are on our feet!!!! We are GOOD!! We would have been homeless if not for Hope for the Warriors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

All the support they give the veterans. They provide so much help with all the programs. So glad this organization is around.

TeeCole30

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for warriors provided counseling services for me at a time after a close death in the family and right after becoming a veteran. Thanks to the woman intern that counseled me for about 5 weeks, I was able to get through grieving the death of my family member and cope with the stresses of being a new veteran.

petitemo1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors, gave guys like me hope! I am so grateful for them. My wife as well, they have so many great resources. Very glad to be with them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were stuck in the limbo of leaving the military due to medical issues & the unable to mentally fight to get my husband's medical retirement. This caused us to go 6 months with no pay. Just when we had no where else to turn, an angel named Jess came to our rescue . When I called, she spent over an hour listening to our story and was truly compassionate and wanted to help us. She started making so many calls on our behalf that the VA was worried & made sure we were aware of her doing so. LOL She got us the help we needed the most and also help with many of our other bills. I cannot say enough about Jess, truly an amazing person, with a heart of gold. Hope for Warriors is lucky to have her. I hope everyone, who desperately needs help, is getting someone as caring as her when they call Hope for Warriors. I applied to a lot of places and this was the only one that came through for us in the end. if you are wanting to donate to a worthy cause that gets is funds to soldier's families THIS IS THE ONE TO DONATE TO!!! And if you are Jess's boss, you should give her a raise, just sayin'....

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for Warriors were really GREAT to us!!!
My husband, a veteran, was in the hospital, for an extended amount of time, due to combat related issues.
Hope for Warriors assisted us with bills and resources!
Their support at such a trying time, in our lives was AMAZING!
We will forever be grateful, for all that they did for us!!

V. Kelley

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for all you did fot me and my 4 kids when i was in need.
Thans to you my kids have a great christmas and my 19 years old is about to started second semester collage.
Thank you so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very diligent in helping vets and their families. Thank you for your help in the hour of need ☺️

Client Served

Rating: 5

The commitment and dedication in helping support veterans in dire need that Hope for the Warriors has is unparalleled. There are many organizations where I was just a number but to the folks here I and my family were people and they treaded us with dignity and support. They made us feel a part of their family, I will forever be grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the warriors is a good program. I definitely would recommend it. - Shawn

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors has been a blessing to our family. Thank you for all your help and support as we navigated the often confusing aspects of getting the help that was needed. Without Hope for the Warriors I am not sure where we would be right now.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Hope For The Warriors and their A Warrior's Wish program I received a camping trailer. This trailer is going to change my family’s lives. This trailer means that we don’t have to sit around all summer dreaming of going camping and weighing the pros and cons of camping in a tent. Being an amputee, it’s sometimes difficult to see the outdoors as an option for any period of time. It’s really important to keep my residual limb clean and a trailer is really the best option to do that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization Helped me when I was at my lowest not knowing where to go for help. They was fast and sufficient. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 1

ATTN Sexual Assault Veterans/Trauma Survivors. I have a poor experience that must be exposed for what it is. Hope For The Warriors, along with other organizations offering assistance to veterans, claims to offer financial and psychosocial support to victims of military sexual trauma, but fail to deliver.

I reached out in October/November 2016, was interviewed, then left hanging for months without hearing anything from J------- (my counselor/SW). I reached out again in January/February, devulged painful details, had financial crisis, and felt exactly like I did when I left the military. I found out soon after that my case for assistance was denied.

Organizations that claim to support PTSD survivors, yet only choose to support our "war heros" are part of the problem. As a proud Navy veteran and Registered Nurse, I will not cosign on this silent discrimination would love to discuss and collaborate on possible solutions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful for the help Hope for the Warriors provided me. It's always hard to acknowledge you need to help yourself or seek help. I always feel understood and appreciated and never alone, or just a number. They go out of their way to help whether it be resources, counseling and more. Especially when someone follows through on what they say means a lot when you've been let down so many times by someone else saying the same. I will reccomend Hope for the Warriors to any Veteran.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Name is Brian I am a 3 time War Veteran and My family was gifted a Beautiful swing set for 2016 Christmas, We have 3 disabled children and they play n this everyday possible, being we live in AZ the weather is great. They also gifted my wife with a bath set and our family with board games. I am honored to know there are such amazing organizations out here to help the Wounded Heros as well as the Veterans. Thank you again for making our Christmas one we will never forget.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so happy there's a place willing to help veterans and their family. Thank you for everything.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I applied for many different non profit's during our struggle and hope for the warriors was the first to come through and the most caring of them all. I was so touched by the way they talked to me and handled the situation. Thank you hope for the warriors for all your help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warrior s have been a true blessing for my family and I. The staff is all very professional and are willing to help you in any way they can. I would rank this organization the best there is.

Cadie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing. So personal, helpful and quick. Thank you to Gina for all the help I was able to receive. And to Hope for the Warriors for caring for our Veterans and families. I was able to afford the gas and hotel to pick my husband up from the VA hospital on the other side of the state. All other agencies had failed us, and we weren't sure how he was going to get home (after a 2 month stay). Hope for the Warriors stepped up and covered everything with just days left until his discharge. Thanks, Hope for the Warriors!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors has been such a blessing to me. The Facebook group for caregivers has become an oasis where I can reach out to other caregivers and be encouraged and understood. This spring, I am proud to be a Hope for the Warriors scholarship recipient. I look forward to continuing to work on my degree to further my education and be able to help other caregivers along the way.
Veteran and Military families can be seen as being "different" in society- being a disabled veteran family makes that evident even more so. I am so fortunate to have found Hope for the Warriors and be a part of a networked community where I know I belong.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm an Iraq War Veteran, 70% service connected for my injuries. I connected with Hope for the Warriors when I was in dire need of funds to pay one month's rent because my injuries would not allow me to work. I was desperate and thought there was no hope and that I would be evicted. Hope for the Warriors to the rescue! These guys assessed my situation and the intake was very straight forward. Within a couple weeks I received a check mailed to the property manager and I was saved! The next month I was able to get back on my feet and everything turned out ok, thanks to the helping hand from these amazing people. Thank you all so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great service that helped my family and I out in a time of need.

1 Robert216

Client Served

Rating: 1

I'm a disabled vet trying to get his life back for myself and my family. I went to Camp Hope the PTSD Foundation of America in houston PTSDUAS.ORG trying to get help from HFTW was less than becoming. I ended up having to barrow from others to get into a home for my family and still owe them back. I'm sure you guys help out a lot of people but for someone that was homless you helped me even less thanks for nothing but keep up the good work

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors truly gave us hope. After getting medically discharged from the Army, I was unable to work. Hope for the Warriors assited us financially, and was very quick to do so.

Chris246

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is an outstanding organization. They have helped my family and I through some troubling times. One time I was attacked and robbed outside a McDonalds and Hope for the Warriors got in contact with me less than two days after the incident. They overnighted several prepaid visa gift cards to help me financially because the robbers took my money, debit card and visa, they also took my IDs including my VA medical card. Hope for the Warriors then contacted the VA on my behalf to make sure I got a replacement VA medical card. This is not the first time Hope for the Warriors have helped me and I know I can contact them anytime in the future because they really care about helping veterans. Thank you Hope and Semper Fi.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is an excellent organization. I attended one of their caregiver workshops and learned how to better take care of myself and my warrior. Their friendly and professional staff made me feel at ease. Additionally, they answers all of my questions and provided lunch, crafts and yoga at the end of the session.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You guys are absolutely awesome. I had the opportunity to go fishing in Alaska in July. I don't remember the last time I felt so relaxed and right at home. What a great group of guys. I had the time of my life catching salmon on the Kenai. Thanks you so much.

SGT Taylor US ARMY

J P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was medically retired last year and had no idea when I would be paid. My Rainy day fund was gone and my wife was pregnant. When I didn't know where to turn Hope for the Warrior threw me the life line I needed to survive. I'll never forget it. Thank you!

Susan501

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently, I experienced financial hardship and I reached out to Hope for the Warriors. They were courteous and very communicative with me about what they had to offer. I appreciated their caring and honesty during the entire process. Thanks to them I am slowly getting back on track.

Kristen77

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone was so compassionate and helpful during one of the most difficult times in my life .

Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to various organizations 'supporting' veterans but ended up nowhere. It was only Hope for the Worriors that stood by me, and even made follow ups afterwards. I'm forever grateful knowing our services protecting this country is appreciated. Thank you Hope for the Worriors for serving us and giving us that 'hope' as manifested in your name.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They continued to work hard to resolve my issues in the best of their abilities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors is an awesome Organization that really does care!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

H4W has helped my family a few times. I really appreciate how they call and check on us on a regular basis. This is one of the best associations out there. I have hit serious ups and downs since we got out of the USMC and they have been with my family every step of the way I have dealt with other larger organizations who do not measure up!