Wounded Warrior Family Support
About Wounded Warrior Family Support
To provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.
Based in Nebraska, call 402-502-7557 to see if you qualify for programs.
Our programs include the following:
Caregiver Respite Program
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s largest program is the Caregiver Respite Program. This is the heart of our organization. Caring for a wounded veteran can be demanding physically, psychologically and financially. Oftentimes caregivers are spouses or family members who have many other responsibilities, such as work, managing bills and taking care of children. Caregivers of veterans often spend long hours caring for their loved one, feel high levels of stress and neglect their own personal health.
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s Caregiver Respite Program provides respite and supplemental services nationwide to the caregivers and families of wounded war veterans. Our program aims to ensure that family members who were thrust into the role of caregivers are provided with the support they need to keep their families intact while keeping themselves healthy.
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s Respite Program focuses on injury, illness and medical events in the family including those of the veteran, the caregiver, and the dependent children. It may include services such as housekeeping, meals, child care, and transportation as deemed needed by our case management. The program also provides assistance with other agencies offering resources and support.
Our Respite Programs have some flexibility in eligibility requirements. Please give us a call at 402-932-7036 if you have questions or need assistance. If we can not help you directly we will recommend other resources that will be able to address your specific needs.
Before proceeding further please note, you must upload a copy of your Veteran’s DD214 and Purple Heart, DOD or VA disability breakdown at the end of this application. Applications cannot be processed without proper documentation. If the Purple Heart is evident on the DD214, you need only upload the DD214. If awarded after exiting the service, a copy of the Purple Heart award or a DD215 must accompany the DD214. Please note the VA disability Breakdown is not the overall award letter. It will have individual percentages of combat/service connected disabilities.
Wounded Warriors Family Support provides vacation retreats to combat wounded veterans and their families free of charge. The family retreats are a chance for wounded veterans to heal and reconnect with their loved ones in a peaceful, non-stress environment.
Our family retreats give combat wounded veterans and their families a break from the pressures of everyday life to take time to become stronger as individuals and families. Wounded veterans are given the opportunity to decompress and share in positive experiences with their spouses and children, strengthening the bonds of their families and making lasting memories.
Currently we have retreats available at Bahama Bay Resort in Orlando, Florida and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Eligibility Requirements: Wounded Warriors Family Support’s mission is to support the families of our combat wounded service members with dependent children and widows of service members killed in action or as a result of wounds sustained while serving. WWFS is a Purple Heart preferred organization. If the Veteran has not been awarded the Purple Heart the following eligibility requirements apply:
An 80%-100% or greater, combined disability rating with a single physical disability rating of 30% or greater for combat-related injuries or wounds in an area such as:
- Blindness/loss of vision
- Severe Burns
- Spinal cord injury/paralysis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Must have dependent children.
Veterans Welding Training
United Automobile Workers – Ford (UAW-Ford) is dedicated to showing appreciation and support to our country’s military veterans and their families. Our nation’s military veterans have fulfilled great commitments in protecting our country’s freedom.
UAW-Ford and Wounded Warriors Family Support have partnered to provide a training program in welding for U.S. military veterans. UAW-Ford is offering a six-week Welding Training Program, where selected veterans will train and test for 6G through 4F welding certification. The program will prepare participants to pursue apprenticeships and entry-level positions in welding throughout our nation in industries such as automotive, ship building, construction and many others. The program will take place at UAW-Ford’s Technical Training Center in Lincoln Park, Mich., near Detroit. Please contact the us for additional information on the class schedule.
Wounded Warriors Family Support will provide assistance to veterans selected to participate in the program.
We provide each participant with:
Double occupancy lodging (each participant will have a roommate)
Per diem for food
For a full overview of UAW-Ford’s Veterans Welding Training, click here.
To apply for the Veterans Welding Training, please fill out the following application. For more information about the program, call Martin Duarte at (760) 405-7777. Or E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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