Wounded Warrior Assistance
Provided by Numerous Organizations

Wounded warrior assistance is being provided by numerous organizations. Some are funded by the U.S. government; others are nonprofit organizations supported by donations from grateful Americans. We highlight just a few here.

U.S. Military offers assistance for wounded warriors

The Department of Defense has created a comprehensive list of programs that help wounded warriors and their families.

Wounded Members Not Required to Repay Bonuses

Wounded Members Not Required to Repay Enlistment Bonus. DoD policy clarified after wounded soldier received bill from Army to repay a portion of his enlistment bonus.

US Army's State-of-the-Art Rehab Center

June 2007 -- We are delighted to bring you this update on Wounded Warrior Army Major David Rozelle, who was one of the first amputees to be returned to combat duty. After losing a foot in Iraq, Major Rozelle demonstrated his determination to serve his country by completing his rehabilitation, re-qualifying for active duty, and returning to Iraq as commander of an armored cavalry unit only one year later. We first highlighted his extraordinary achievement on our Heroic Actions page.

After completing his command tour, Major Rozelle now is tasked with helping the US Army build a new state-of-the-art Amputee Care Center on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, to provide only the best in rehabilitation services for fellow Wounded Warriors, and to serve as a mentor for returning Wounded Warriors.

Center for the Intrepid

The Center for the Intrepid provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities for military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties.

The Center is co-located with two 21-room Fisher Houses that house the families of patients.

US Army Wounded Warrior Program

The US Army Wounded Warrior Program provides one-on-one service to severely wounded soldiers and their families.

Wounded Warrior Hotline

The US Army's new Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline will help wounded warriors and their family members to get information or assistance with medical or other issues.

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project has as its stated mission: "To raise the awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs."

They have a number of patient and family programs, including financial assistance, peer mentoring, programs on coping with combat stress, an intern program, and Warriors to Work, which helps injured service members find new occupational direction and possible employment, based on their skills, interests, and employment opportunities.

IMPORTANT:  We invite you to read our review of the Wounded Warrior Project tax returns and comments from veterans who have experience with them before you donate.

Wounded Warriors Provides Family Support

Wounded Warriors Family Support provides 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, most both financially and psychologically.

Wounded Warriors mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly resorts that are provided at no cost to the family. The resort condominiums that owned by Wounded Warriors, located in Orlando, Florida and Galveston, Texas, are quiet havens where war-torn families can reunite and become stronger.

Remember, "When America Goes to War, Our Families Go to War."(tm)

The Bob Woodruff Family Fund

Bob Woodruff Family Fund, founded by ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee in February 2007 to raise awareness and money to assist members of the military injured while serving our country.

"We are a very lucky family with Bob's recovery and we are well aware that not every family has the outcome we have had," said Bob and Lee Woodruff. "We were determined to use our journey to draw attention to the number of traumatic brain injuries from this war and to ensure that all service members returning from the war continue to receive the best care and attention in rehab and beyond."

Special emphasis is placed on the "hidden signature injuries" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – traumatic brain injury (TBI) and combat stress injuries including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Assistance with Filing VA Disability Claims

Veterans needing help to file initial VA claims for disability can get free personalized legal help and review of their claims from attorneys at the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, under their program "When Duty Calls".

Military HomeFront

Military HomeFront is a DoD website that provides information and resources to assist severely injured service members and their families.

They provide personalized assistance, tailored to meet the service member's unique needs during recovery and rehabilitation, including:

  • Medical care & rehabilitation
  • Education, training and job placement
  • Personal mobility and functioning
  • Home, transportation and workplace accommodations
  • Personal, couple and family issues counseling
  • Financial resources

Readjusting to Family Life
After Returning from War

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder provides a free downloadable manual, called Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel.

It contains information to help military family members understand what to expect during the family reintegration following time in a war zone, and to help them adapt back to home life with their loved one(s).

The President's Commission On Care
For America's Returning Wounded Warriors

In March 2007, President Bush signed an Executive Order creating a bipartisan Presidential Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of and make recommendations for improvement to the services America is providing to our returning Wounded Warriors.

A Record Of Commitment To Improving Service
For The Men And Women Of Our Military

The President's 2008 Budget Proposal contains $38.7 Billion for military health care costs - doubling funding since the President took office. All military members and retirees, and their families, receive health care benefits from the Department of Defense (DoD). Military members on active duty are treated in DoD hospitals and clinics worldwide. A member severely injured in combat is retained on active duty and treated in DoD facilities until he or she is granted lifetime DoD disability retirement and health benefits. The member may also transition to the VA health system for care.

For further information on the President's Commission, see the White House Press Release.

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