Wounded Warrior Project 


Wounded Warrior Project supports 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. As of December 2015, more than 81,000 injured service members are registered with and receiving support through WWP; we are working toward serving more than 100,000 by 2017.  To better meet warriors in their local communities, WWP has established 20 program service centers around the country, to include Seattle, Washington where we currently serve 2,883 warriors and 397 caregivers in the state.

Our vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history; injured service members who are well adjusted in mind and spirit, well-adjusted in body, and economically empowered and engaged. WWP offers 20 free programs and services to work toward achieving this goal.

Mission Statement
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.
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Wounded Warrior Project
2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 130 

Mr. Steve Nardizzi 
Chief Executive Officer 


Wounded Warrior Project Programs

WWP offers comprehensive programs to assist Wounded Warriors, their caregivers and their families, including: 

Interactive programs, rehabilitative retreats, and professional services empower Alumni to maintain healthy, meaningful relationships and to pursue life goals without the barriers and stigma associated with mental health issues. This includes the Combat Stress Recovery Program which addresses mental health needs of injured service members and the key issues linked to combat stress including stigma and access to care. These signature, yet invisible, injuries are addressed through innovative programming and therapeutic options for the stages of the readjustment process. 

Economic Empowerment
Collegiate education programs, information technology training, and employment assistance provide long-term financial stability for injured service members and their families. This includes Warriors to Work, which provides career guidance and support services to injured service members interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce. Warriors to Work specialists assist Alumni with individualized goal setting, building an effective resume, preparing for an interview, networking, access to internships, and assistance with job placement. 

Physical Health and Wellness programs optimize the physical and psychological well-being of Alumni through comprehensive recreation and sports programs, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition programs. The program serves all Alumni including those with amputations, spinal cord injuries, burns, visual impairments, TBI, PTSD, and other cognitive or mental health concerns. This includes Soldier Ride, an initiative that provides adaptive cycling opportunities across the country to help Alumni restore their physical and emotional well-being.

Recent Successes and Current Challenges

WWP establishes quarterly KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to gage the effectiveness of all 20 programs and services. Examples of recent nationwide successes (Fiscal Year 2015 ending September 30, 2015) include: 
  • More than 78,000 registered Alumni received access to over 20 free programs and services. 
  • Project Odyssey retreats served more than 2,600 warriors, their families, and caregivers helping them overcome challenges related to combat stress.  98% of participants said they will seek out or continue mental health support as a result of their Project Odyssey experience.
  • 19,897 warriors, caregivers, and their families served through WWP Physical Health and Wellness programs.  97% of participants said they will seek out sport and recreation opportunities in their community.
  • 2,555 warriors employed part-time or full-time through Warriors to Work after receiving career guidance and assistance into the civilian workforce.
While every WWP program offers lifetime support, the Independence Program and Long-Term Support Trust are laser-focused on the most severely injured wounded service members- those with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or other neurological conditions.  The Independence Program helps these warriors live life to the fullest, on their own terms, and is the gateway to the Long-Term Support Trust.  We work with the warrior and the full support team he or she relies on (family, treatment team, community support professionals and WWP program staff) while creating an individualized plan for each warrior - focusing on goals that provide a future with a purpose at no cost to the warrior and his or her support team.  By FY2017, 1,150 warriors will be served in the Independence Program.  The average annual cost per warrior enrolled in the Independence Program is $44,000.


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