Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) expanded partnerships to include 12 new and existing veteran and military service organizations to help meet the needs of our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured veterans and their families. WWP provided the mission delivery partners more than $2.3 million in grants to expand the impact of WWP’s existing efforts and to fill gaps in programs and services.
These grants will support a wide range of services for wounded, ill, and injured veterans and service members, including connecting veterans with volunteer opportunities in their communities, programs for military children, services for special operations forces, resources and funding to combat food insecurity and increase veteran farming opportunities, and much more.
Wounded Warrior Project’s grant to U.S.VETS will help enhance and evolve our therapeutic communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, and expand services for women veterans. Funding will directly support post-9/11 veterans in these areas, providing critical support, connection, and camaraderie for our brave heroes and their families.
Nationally, U.S.VETS serves 20,000 veterans and family members through direct services and outreach. Of this, approximately 1,000 are post-9/11, homeless and at-risk veterans who live in transitional, long-term, or permanent housing at our residential sites or in scattered units in the community in Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and DC. While housed, these veterans receive direct case management and supportive services, such as mental health and peer-to-peer support, from our staff, while they focus on pursuing stability and independence.
U.S.VETS facilitates a Therapeutic Community Model throughout our sites. This model was originally developed to address substance use, focusing on social, psychological, and behavioral dimensions of substance use, using the community to heal individuals emotionally, and supporting the development of behaviors, attitudes, and values of healthy living.
U.S.VETS President and CEO Stephen Peck and Chief Operating Officer Darryl Vincent sat down with Wounded Warrior Project to discuss the work both organizations do to help American veterans. You can view the discussion here.
These programs will be powered in part by Wounded Warrior Project® to honor and empower post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families.