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Understanding the Challenges Faced by this Generation of Wounded Warriors


ounded Warrior ProjectŽ (WWP) plays an important role in improving the lives of severely injured service members through efforts to increase public awareness about this population’s needs, to bring about legislative and policy changes to address those needs, and to augment the services available to them through the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Services Organizations, and other agencies and organizations. The vision of WWP is to foster the most well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. We plan to do so by supporting their mental health, promoting their physical health, and encouraging their economic empowerment and engagement.


HOMELAND / September 2014

Each year since 2010, WWP has conducted a survey to assess current Alumni demographics, mental and physical well-being, and economic empowerment. The data collected over the past five years allows WWP to establish baseline data on its Alumni membership and then to identify trends among WWP Alumni and compare their outcomes with those of other military populations. WWP uses the information to refine existing programs, develop new initiatives, and better serve injured servicemen and women. In 2014, the survey was administered to 43,096 Alumni in the WWP database. The final response rate was 49 percent, with 21,120 completed surveys, making it the most comprehensive, far-reaching, statistically

Homeland Sept. 2014  

Real stories from real heroes; service members, veterans, the wounded and the families that keep it together.

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