Wounded Warrior Project®
Oct 01, 2013
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The purpose of WWP is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
There are over 18 WWP programs, each specifically structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage economic empowerment. Warrior families and caregivers are provided comfort, care, and education to help support recovery. All programs are provided free of charge for warriors and their families. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of Wounded Warriors in our nation's history. Bank of America is proud to support their efforts to catalyze change for the over 28,000 warriors and their families served to date.
WWP provides unique economic empowerment programs and services to meet the needs of these warriors, their caregivers and families because of the challenges they face on their road to recovery. Knowledge of personal finance basics is a critical component for successfully preparing Wounded Warriors to manage their financial lives going forward — whether they are facing a long road to recovery from an injury or are preparing to re-enter the civilian workforce.
Since 2011, WWP and Bank of America have worked together to support warriors and their caregivers at critical moments of transition with a combination of timely and relevant financial education and coaching tied to all of the economic empowerment programs but particularly with the Warriors to Work™ program which is offered at no cost to warriors transitioning back into the civilian workforce:
- The program offers a complete package of employment assistance services, including resume assistance, interviewing skills, job training, networking and job placement assistance.
- Through individual counseling, warriors’ skills and experience are matched to employers’ needs; they gain critical career advancement skills, such as networking and salary negotiation, to ensure they are prepared to embark on a civilian employment opportunity.
- Warriors to Work provides career guidance and support services to Wounded Warriors interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce. Our specialists assist them with individualized goal setting, building an effective resume, preparing for an interview, networking, access to internships, and assistance with job placement.
WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with regional offices throughout the country. To get involved and learn more about all of the programs and services offered, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
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