Wounded Warrior Mentor Program (WWMP)

Wounded Warrior and Mentor

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program (WWMP) is to assist Wounded/Ill and Injured including Spouses to transition to a new productive life and profession using education, internships and jobs as the mantle to accomplish this.  The WWMP matches volunteer Mentors with Wounded/Ill and Injured at Walter Reed NMMC and Ft Belvoir as well as other facilities in other parts of the U.S.

Mentors work with Wounded Warriors to help them prepare for life after leaving the military or for a new military career. Mentors help Wounded Warriors identify education, internship, and employment opportunities and assist them in identifying and accessing benefits and other resources.

After they leave the military treatment facility, WWMP can often put Wounded Warriors in touch with a volunteer Follow-On Mentor near their home towns. These Follow-On Mentors can assist Wounded Warriors and their families as they transition to new, productive lives. While there is no fixed time frame, Follow-On Mentors often work with Wounded Warriors and their families for several years.

WWMP is an all-volunteer program and is not part of any Federal program. Participation in the WWMP is voluntary on the part of Wounded Warriors. There is no charge or obligation associated with participation in the WWMP.

Please be sure to differentiate between the “Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)” and our “Wounded Warrior MENTOR Program (WWMP)” – two entirely separate “charitable organizations’ (aka IRS certified 501 ( c ) ( 3 )).  Do not confuse them, please!  WWMP IS NOT WWP!!!!   WWMP does not solicit funds from anyone!  All, approximately 200 plus WWMP members do not get paid—NO ONE IN WWMP GETS PAID!!  100% volunteers.

This WWMP website provides:



Below are several organizations offering help to veterans troubled by events in Afghanistan.

For immediate assistance:

Veterans Crisis Line has people ready to listen and help. Call them at 1-800-273-8255, then select 1. You can click here to access a counselor through text or chat.

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides advice and guidance for veterans facing anger, traumatic brain injury or PTSD.
  • Blue Star Families offers advice for veterans’ families dealing with the strains and struggles of military service.

For long-term help:

  • Mental Health First Aid from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing provides training for those interested in helping veterans work through mental health issues.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a variety of resources and guidance for veterans seeking help with mental health concerns.

Getting out of the military is a big deal, about as big a deal as going in. There are actually some things you’ll want to think about before you go back to the block. Starting with what exactly you want to do when you get out of that uniform. Check this Survival Guide.

The VA is working to make information resources easier to find, access and use, while protecting individual personal data. VA’s Open Data

VA to Expand Benefits for Traumatic Brain Injury

Social Security’s Disability Claims Process Can Help Veterans

VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement

Read about some of the WWMP Accomplishments and Wounded Warrior Success Stories

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