For our nation’s post-9/11 Veterans, finding support during and after service is essential to their overall wellbeing. Knowing where to turn in moments of adversity is often the first step in overcoming the unique stressors and challenges that affect the military community.

Founded by military families in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit that provides free comprehensive support programs to post-9/11 service members, Veterans, military spouses and family members, and families of the fallen. With programs and services concentrated on transition, education, health and wellness, peer engagement, and community connection, HOPE is there to help redefine each life and chart a course for continued growth.

Since the organization’s founding, Hope For The Warriors has served over 40,000 individuals and families. Read about a few program highlights below that have helped change the lives of HOPE’s warrior community.

MVP – Community Connection

Acting as a direct line of support for service members and Veterans, the Military and Veteran Program provides peer-to-peer support, outreach, event engagement and program referral. HOPE’s Military relations staff runs the program, a team of combat Veterans who have experienced firsthand the challenges of war in garrison, family struggles of deployments, and all the transitions that come with answering the call of duty. This team’s experience helps build a connection and create a space where individuals battling PTSD and other traumas can speak freely about their journey with those who can relate to them.

Drive For Hope

In partnership with the Driver Rehabilitation Center of Excellence (DRCE), located in Chantilly, Virginia, the Drive For HOPE program helps to restore driving independence in injured and recovering Veterans. The program partnership provides adaptive vehicles and the proper training to operate them. Since March 2019, Drive For HOPE has worked with 76 Veterans on their journey toward recovery.

Warrior’s Compass

Starting the next chapter of life after the military poses new challenges and stressors for service members and their families. Since launching in 2019, Warrior’s Compass has provided career transition case management to over 1,000 transitioning service members and Veterans. HOPE incorporates alternative approaches to transition webinars and workshops, and invites employers to speak to service members, Veterans and spouses. Participating companies have a unique platform to highlight careers within their organization and provide speaking opportunities for Veterans within the company to share their own transition success stories.

Why HOPE?

For 11 years in a row, Hope For The Warriors has received the highest rating on Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and Great Nonprofits. Over 90 percent of every dollar raised goes directly back to supporting military families, virtually and in person. What makes HOPE unique is that within 48 hours of connecting to services at the online portal, a HOPE team member will reach out directly with a phone call. After getting to know each individual personally, applicants are connected to the program or service that will best meet their needs.

Get Connected

Are you part of the post-9/11 military community and interested in learning more about how Hope For The Warriors can serve you or your family? Visit Hope For the Warriors and get started and connect to services today.

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By Jordan Huffman

Strategic Alliance Director, Hope For The Warriors

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Published on Aug. 15, 2022

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