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Wounded Warrior Project Inc.

The greatest casualty is being forgotten

Jacksonville, FL

Mission

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Our vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

Ruling Year

2005

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Linnington, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired

Chief of Staff

Chris Toner

Main Address

4899 Belfort Road Suite 300

Jacksonville, FL 32256 USA

Keywords

Wounded Warrior Project, WWP, Wounded Warrior, veterans, veteran, disabled, injured, soldier, military, OIF, OEF, New Dawn, TRACK, Warriors to Work, Transition Training Academy, Project Odyssey, Soldier Ride

EIN

20-2370934

 Number

1584415665

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care.

We serve, injured veterans, their families, and caregivers by providing free mental health and wellness, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, and support for the most severely injured.

The demand for our programs and services has grown from serving a handful of injured veterans to now serving tens of thousands, and we continue to receive hundreds of new registrations from injured veterans, their families, and caregivers each month.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Outreach and Engagement

Mental Health Support

Physical Health & Wellness

Financial Assistance, Employment, and Education

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of wellness check calls made to warriors and family members.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

Veterans

Related program

Outreach and Engagement

Context notes

Wellness check ca;lls are made monthly to check in with active alumni, registered veterans, family members, and caregivers.

Percentage of those we serve who received mental health support after participating in a mental health retreat .

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

Veterans

Related program

Mental Health Support

Context notes

WWP mental health programs including Combat Stress Recovery Program and Project Odyssey address the mental health and cognitive needs of warriors returning from war.

Economic Impact in dollars through VA Benefits assistance and placement of warriors and family members into jobs through employment services.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

Veterans

Related program

Financial Assistance, Employment, and Education

Context notes

WWP Benefits Services ensures warriors and their families have information and access to government benefits, as well as our full range of programs and the community resources necessary for success.

Percentage of overall program satisfaction rating

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Veterans,

Families

Context notes

Warriors, their family, and caregivers satisfaction with WWP programs and services.

Number of warriors and family members placed in part- or full-time employment through Warriors to Work

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans,

Caregivers,

Families

Related program

Financial Assistance, Employment, and Education

Context notes

Warriors to Work provides career guidance and support services to warriors who want to transition to the civilian workforce.

Number of warriors and family members served through WWP Physical Health and Wellness programs.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families,

Veterans

Related program

Physical Health & Wellness

Context notes

Physical Health and Wellness programs for veterans are designed to reduce stress, combat depression, and promote an overall healthy and active lifestyle.

Number of mental health services delivered.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Veterans

Related program

Mental Health Support

Context notes

WWP Benefits Services ensures warriors and their families have information and access to government benefits, as well as our full range of programs and the community resources necessary for success.

Hours of case management and community support provided to the most severely wounded warriors and their families through the Independence Program.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Veterans

Related program

Mental Health Support

Context notes

The Independence Program is designed for warriors who rely on their families and/or caregivers because of moderate-to-severe brain injury, spinal-cord injury, or other neurological conditions.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The long-term strategic goal of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. We will accomplish this vision by raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members; helping injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and providing unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) positively impacts the lives of injured service members through a high-touch, holistic approach, reaching out to warriors at a personal level by engaging them at numerous points throughout their recovery continuum. By emphasizing our core programs - focused on Outreach and Engagement, Mental Health Support, Physical Health & Wellness, and Financial Assistance, Employment, and Education – WWP works to confront the spectrum of barriers to successful reintegration that many veterans face. As one of the fastest-growing national charities, WWP provides the largest scope of programs and services to veterans at every phase and stage of their recovery and transition.

Delivering backpacks at hospital bedsides, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) founders learned about the complex and ever-changing needs of injured service members. As the voice for this generation's wounded veterans and their caregivers and families, Wounded Warrior Project has grown in capability to serve more than 91,000 Wounded Warriors and nearly 20,000 families through its unique programs and services.

Thanks to sustaining support from the American public, WWP is able to maintain and evolve these innovative programs to address emerging care issues wounded servicemen and women will face over their lifetime, and it continues to push the envelope on the care options available to veterans. For example, WWP committed $30 million in 2014 to help 250 of our most severely injured warriors who need a lifetime of support. This funding will serve the most severely wounded service members, who without this funding are most at risk for institutionalization, through two initiatives – the Independence Program and Long-Term Support Trust.

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) continues to receive feedback from the warrior community to shape and guide the direction of the organization and the programs it offers. The 2015 Annual Alumni Survey included data based on responses from nearly 23,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Working in conjunction with RAND and Westat research organizations for this multi-year study, WWP data ranks as the most statistically relevant and largest sample size of service members injured or wounded since 9/11. The data demonstrates WWP programs initiated based upon results from previous WWP Alumni surveys are making an impact.

One in three respondents said they did not feel comfortable with the existing mental health resources available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or Department of Defense (DoD). This finding underscores the need for programs such as the Warrior Care Network, a $100 million commitment to battle the invisible wounds of war by filling gaps in government care and reaching those who might otherwise go untreated. Warrior Care Network is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Wounded Warrior Project® and four national academic medical centers of excellence including Emory Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and UCLA Health. In cooperation with the VA, this program will connect thousands of warriors with world-class care.

Additional programs, such as Project Odyssey®, Soldier Ride® and Warriors to Work®, were created based on previous feedback from WWP Alumni, and focus on mental health, physical well-being, and economic empowerment, respectively.

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) fought hard in our first ten years to ensure the promises made to our veterans were kept, and we are committed to fighting for them for a lifetime. In 2012, WWP won enactment of legislation to expand the scope of required rehabilitative care for veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), helped lay the groundwork for enactment of strong mental health provisions, and successfully pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to add peer-support services for wounded veterans to its mental health workforce.

Our advocacy on behalf of caregivers of injured service members also saw steadily increasing numbers of family caregivers gain needed VA support under the comprehensive caregiver-assistance law we had championed. The number of caregivers receiving stipends and other assistance in the law's first year substantially exceeded projections for the first five years.

The Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) program, WWP's first major legislative success, was created to bridge the gap between a warrior's time of injury and the start of VA benefits payments to alleviate the most pressing financial hardships warriors face immediately after injury. As of October 31, 2013, TSGLI has paid over $817 million in benefits to eligible service members and veterans since the program's inception in 2005.

Today, Wounded Warrior Project is leading change in the veterans service arena with a grant program that exponentially expands the number of veterans and service members receiving support. We're proud of the support and lasting impact WWP has had within the injured service member community during the last decade, but our work is not done. Our commitment to veterans and their families is not for a day, week, month or year – it's a promise of a lifetime of support. As the nation embraces a new generation of veterans, WWP will be there – as long as they need us.

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Wounded Warrior Project Inc.

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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