Human Services

Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc.

aka Wounded Warriors   |   Omaha, NE   |  wwfs.org

Mission

Our Mission: Supporting Military Families
Our mission is to provide support to families of those in the military who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations.  The families of our casualities suffer in many ways, some financially, some psychologically.

Ruling year info

2005

President

John D. Folsom

Main address

11218 John Galt Blvd., Ste. 103

Omaha, NE 68137 USA

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EIN

20-1407520

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Family Services (P40)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobility-Equipped Vehicles

Gives handicap-accessible vehicles to injured veterans and their families. Our belief is that “mobility is freedom” and that a wounded veteran, given the right vehicle for mobility, will have the freedom to live a productive and quality life with his/her family.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Budget
$800,000

Where we work

Charting impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Our programs and services share the common goal of re-building and strengthening family bonds that have been compromised by long-term separations and re-adjusting to new challenges when the wounded Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Maine return home.<br/><br/>In many instances, military families have been torn apart by divorce and we seek to help military families remain strong by providing them the means to focus on their relationship rather than the problems that can beset families. <br/> <br/>This may include providing family retreats, respite for caregivers and direct financial aid.

Wounded Warriors Family Support provides a variety of resort or park locations where qualifying families can enjoy ADA-compliant facilities and vacations, including Orlando, FL; Galveston, TX, Yellowstone National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and the Grand Canyon. Fundraising efforts allow WWFS to provide these respites and related recreational activities free of charge to families we serve.<br/><br/>We work extensively with outside agencies, especially the Veterans Administration and Depart of Defense components to identify military families who would benefit from our programs.

We have a staff of trained professionals who know and understand the critical needs of military families who have been adversely affected. We have an outreach program in order to locate military families who need assistance as well as monitoring a 24 hour hotline for emergencies. We work with health care and assisted living personnel located all over the United States to provide critical support.

Wounded Warriors Family Support keeps in touch with families who have benefited from our programs and services, encouraging their input for ways we can enhance their experiences with us or any facilities or partners. Their feedback, their gratitude and concerns assist us in responding to their needs and creating ways to fill any unmet gaps as these families readjust to post-combat life.<br/><br/>Our communications with VA case managers is another important indicator of success.

Our desire as an organization is not only to help provide a healing environment where families can interact free of the distractions of daily home life, and use that experience as a first step in continuing in a positive direction when they return. To provide this much-needed respite to more military families is constant, but our challenge is to reach every one of them as long as the need exists.<br/><br/>We know that there are military families who need assistance and are doing our best to find military families who have fallen from view and who have availed themselves to support offered by the VA or DoD activities. <br/><br/>We launched "Mobility is Freedom" in 2015 to provide modified Ford vehicles for combat wounded veterans.

Financials

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Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

John Sylvester


Board co-chair

Arnold Fields

Craig Pirtle

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Arnold Fields

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John Sylvester

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Art Jetter

Ronald Rains

Harold "Hal" Daub

Mona Charen

William Gillespie

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Military families