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Our CAUSE it’s NOVEMBER or Cause of the Month is
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT WWP
“TO HONOR AND EMPOWER WOUNDED WARRIORS”
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves 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. WWP has the mission to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. Help injured service members aid and assist each other; and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. When a service member is wounded, ill, or injured, these changes place tremendous stress on family members. These individuals are an integral part of a warrior's successful recovery. WWP is dedicated to supporting warriors as well as their families.
Veterans and their loved ones in crisis should call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net to receive free, confidential support from the VA Veterans Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
WWP Programs are designed for each personal case. Everyone’s recovery process is different. Depending where the WW is in his own rehabilitative and transitional process, WWP will find a program that fits the WW and/or his family’s needs. Programs focus in Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement.
- MIND - WWP envisions a generation of Wounded Warriors well-adjusted in mind, receiving support to overcome the challenges of readjustment. Through interactive programs, outdoor rehabilitative retreats, peer support, and professional services, warriors are given the tools to maintain healthy, meaningful relationships with family and friends, and pursue life goals without the barriers or stigmas associated with mental health issues.
- BODY - WWP envisions a generation of Wounded Warriors well-adjusted in body, receiving the care they need to maximize rehabilitation and live active and healthy lives. Through adaptive sports, health, nutrition, and recreational activities, WWP helps warriors achieve independence and pursue an excellent quality of life.
- ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT - WWP envisions a generation of Wounded Warriors who are economically empowered. They are not unemployed or underemployed, and have opportunities to pursue a meaningful career or own their own business. WWP offers higher education programs, information technology training, and employment assistance services to encourage economic empowerment for warriors to provide long-term financial stability for themselves and their families.
- ENGAGEMENT - WWP looks forward to ensure injured service members stay connected with one another, WWP has both a peer mentoring and robust Alumni program. Additionally, the Policy & Government affairs program ensures injured warriors and their families have a voice in local and national advocacy and legislative issues. WWP also offers a Benefits Service program that provides you with access to government benefits and details on all of our programs and community resources.
GIVE BACK - There are many ways you can SUPPORT WWP. You can join Give Back Programs, Volunteer, and Donate. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or Visit the WWP FAQS page.
Wounded Warrior Project - "I'll Stand By You"
Wounded Warrior Project 2013 Year in Review
Link to Wounded Warrior Project Facebook Page
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