Transitioning Warriors to the Civilian Workforce By Wounded Warrior Project
t Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), our goal is to foster the most successful, welladjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. This is WWP’s vision for the future of all service members returning from our nation’s conflicts overseas. To achieve this goal, we focus on providing unique, directed programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members and assure they find their place in civilian life.
HOMELAND / January 2015
With January being National Financial Wellness Month, a special light should be shone upon one of the pillars on which WWP has been built: economic empowerment. Considering the fact that 13.9% of the over 21,000 alumni respondents in WWP’s 2014 Annual Alumni Survey identified themselves as unemployed, WWP’s economic empowerment programs are of paramount importance in the mission of honoring and empowering wounded warriors. These programs serve as key pieces in WWP’s effort to ensure that warriors are not unemployed or underemployed and have opportunities to pursue meaningful careers. Understanding that each warrior has his or her own set of needs when returning to civilian employment, the Warriors to Work™ program matches the www.homelandmagazine.com