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 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 165 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 22,000 participants since 2010. For more information, visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org.
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. In 2012, we will assist more than 4,500 military families through meaningful and significant programs.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Employment & Education, Clinical Support Services, Sports & Recreation, and Community & Military Relations.
As an contractor/advisor to Hope For The Warriors, I am privilaged to see some of the inner workings of the organization. I am continually impressed by the professionalism and enthusiasm with which the staff approaches every task. Especially impressive is the culture of good stewardship regarding funding which pervades the organization.
As a VietNam veteran, I only wish there had been a Hope For The Warriors when I returned.
I have been working with H4W for the last 3 years as a corporate volunteer advisor and runner. H4W does what they say they're going to do and they do it tirelessly. They spend countless hours raising money to provide injured military members and their families gifts they could not otherwise afford, they bring military families together, and they rally the general community to the cause.