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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 19,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition services, clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and community development and engagement. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted more than 180 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 23,500 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.

Community Stories

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been helping me since 2007 or 2008 and they always check on me and see what my family and I might need and how we are doing. They are by far the most family oriented organization I have had to deal with. I'm not sure what I would have done if I didn't have them.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to let everyone know about Hope for the Warriors (if you don’t know about them yet). I have had been involved with MANY Non-Profit Veteran Organizations since my discharge but I must say that I have never experienced a more personable and family oriented organization than Hope for the Warriors. I was introduced to Hope for the Warriors in their earliest days when they just started. I had noticed the above and beyond attention they gave my family and I then but I thought maybe it was because they had just started. I was wrong. Now, years later they still call me and check on my family and me, I still receive Holiday cards, and they have never forgotten me. I don’t know how they manage to remember the details of each veteran they help especially with how big they have become. I believe that they must have someone in their staff that is a great judge of character because they seem to hire people that are so selfless and caring. Thank you so much Hope for the Warriors and all the great staff! You have helped me and my family more than you can imagine.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

"Great organization. Really helped me out alot and kept me from being homeless after I was out of work for 3 months due to surgery for a combat related wound that had gotten worst."

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors provided services for my brother who upon his return from active duty was suffering both physical and mental issues. They help provide him with needed counseling and a support system that basically helped save his life. He has worked hard and now gives back to his fellow veterans by volunteering, attending support groups, and offering a helping hand where needed. Thanks to the folks at Hope he is dealing his issues and "getting back to life" as he is fond of saying. Without Hope I am not sure he would still be here. I can not speak highly enough about their programs or the good they do for our service member and our families. Their motto is restoring hope and they definitely did that in our case.

2 Keith61

Client Served

Rating: 5

The representatives always went out of their way to ensure that I was taken care of. This made me feel like I mattered to the organization, and that I didn't serve in vain.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the Warriors made our dream of owning a home a reality. We were unable to find funds to pay our closing costs when our home was finished 4 months ahead of schedule. Although they generally aren't able to provide this type of assistance, Jory found a way to make it happen. We don't have enough praise to heap on this organization. They came through when all others refused to help us.

2 Heather262

Client Served

Rating: 5

With the transition from active duty to retiree there are tons of the things the military doesn't prepare you for, the biggest thing is going 90 days with a paycheck or VA benefits check. Hope for the Warriors is there for the family & veterans to help with major bills, emotional support through caregiver support groups and amazing programs like the Wish program. We have had to rely on HFTW several times. Without their compassion and assistance I'm not sure where we would be.

2 Glenda8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know where I would be without the Caregiver support group through Hope for the Warriors. It is important to connect, uplift, and encourage each other as we're the ones who are taking care of our Nation's greatest heroes. Hope for the Warriors encourages me to be a better caregiver for my veteran. I am forever in debt to them!

2 Jennifer327

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has set the standard in care for nonprofits who serve military families and veterans. There are many opportunities to find hope through their services!

2 Stephen46

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope for the warriors is an amazing organization. From the first day I met them at another event they been like a family to me. I am an OEF/OIF veteran suffering from physical and non visible wounds and they have helped me a lot. They are always there to talk to regardless of the time of day even if its a hey I just wanted to say hi to just a ear to vent. They also got me out of my house and back into running and being active again. Before I met them or became a part of the team I rarely was physically active esp. with running. They helped me through my first ever half marathon and never thought I would be able to complete one with the injuries I had. They helped motivated me and pushed me through it. They also helped me get into my first ever biathlon. I would recommend this organization to any veteran who is struggling or needs some great resources. They defiantly live by their motto RESTORING SELF-FAMILY-HOPE.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization, staff, and programming. Always willing to go that extra mile to help out wounded warriors and veterans such as myself and my fellow marines. And always willing to collaborate with other like-minded organizations with similar missions.

1 Manny3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've had the great pleasure of being an alumni of the Hope For The Warrior organization. From my initial enrollment I was afforded treatment reserved for royalty. I'm an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran and a service connected disabled Veteran and the folks at Hope For The Warrior are always fully attentive to the needs of my family and my recovery. I've been on several trips and events with this team and I can fully attest to their attention to detail and their efforts to make a difference in the lives of all the veterans in the program. Their synergistic approach to my recovery and reintegration has given me the opportunity to strengthen bonds with my family and community. I get weekly emails from all their respective departments to ensure I'm taking advantage of all their programs. Although I'm somewhat out of the state and hundreds of miles away Christian Nunez communicates with me practically every day to keep me abreast of new programs and opportunities. I enthusiastically recommend this organization to many returning Veterans without reservation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Post 9/11 Disabled Veteran and have taken part in many events sponsored by Hope for the Warriors (H4W) . H4W has been terrific and EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE. I have a great interest in their Outdoor Program. H4W either sponsor and arrange numerous events throughout the year. All service members that take part have greatly benefited from H4W. I want to say THANK YOU to H4W and salute all who support this wonderful non profit organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have witnessed firsthand the hard-work, generosity, support, and love this organization offers to our wounded veterans and their families. I had the privilege of meeting some of their great employees; like Gus Cabarcas and others, too many to list all, at a sponsored event that I took part in as a returning injured veteran from Afghanistan. I am currently under medical care, as a Wounded Warrior at Fort Sam Houston, Tx. I was a lucky participant in an event hosted by Hope for the Warriors in Tyler Texas and I can’t say enough about the caring, professionalism and support I received from this organization and its staff. Everyone whom I meet involved with this group has such a desire to make a difference in the lives of those who have been injured. It was truly a welcome home for me that I believe far too few combat Soldiers and veterans get to experience! I hope to continue building a relationship with Hope for the Warriors, not only as a Soldier but as a civilian and supporter.
Thank you, Hope for the Warriors!
You have my Gratitude and Support.
CPT. M. Aragon

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that provides genuine services to the disabled veterans. Keep up the good work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

H4W is a great non-profit organization that provides numerous services to veterans and their families across the nation. I was first introduced to this awesome group back in 2012 when I was transitioning out of the Marine Corps. They put on a week long seminar that was applicable and modern. I currently live in Texas and I reached out to some of the contacts I met in San Diego and they put me in contact with Gus Cabarcus who is the H4W coordinator in the north Texas area. Gus has been a great contact and has invited my family and I to a plethora of events in our area. I would most definitely recommend this organization to anyone who is a wounded veteran or to individuals who are looking to donate their money to a good cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors helped me when I needed it most. After being permanently injured by an IED in Iraq, I was medically retired after 13 years in the Army. I finished my college degree and was actively seeking employment for a year. During that time, the recession hit hard and hiring freezes happened all around. After a year unemployed, I had depleted my savings account and could not pay my mortgage for the first time ever. My wounded warrior counselor sent my information to Hope For Warriors and the organization immediately jumped in to assist me by providing the funds to my mortgage company to cover that month as well as the late fee. It eased a lot of stress off of me as I knew once I got behind on that, it will be an even larger struggle to deal with on each passing month. I am very grateful and blessed for Hope for the Warriors and the assistance they provided to me. The people I spoke with was very kind and she provided me with a lot of information. Luckily, I gained employment the following month and was able to get my finances back on track quickly which I wouldn't have been able to do if Hope For The Warriors hadn't been there for me. God Bless this organization and the caring volunteers who are there for us veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hope For The Warriors, is not only Dedicated and focused on showing selfless service to all military members that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. HFTW continues to deliver positive site on their Missions in place, being true to the cause for all military along with their family members. They have been in my life since the beginning and continue to be there through good times and bad. I have enjoyed working with HFTW as they continue to keep their promises throughout the whole Organization, from the CEO all the way to the staff members within their teams. The knowledge base of all team members is on track, It truly provides the Hope we all seek after losing precious things in our lives and abilities. I am blessed to have Hope For The Warriors in my life.