Wounded Warrior Project Announces Partnership with Melwood to Help Veterans
June 2, 2021
Melwood is proud to announce our partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project to support female veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma. Thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project’s generous support, more than 100 women will have the opportunity to attend Melwood’s Operation Tohidu, and make “Peace with the Past, through Power in the Present.”
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced this week its first phase of community partnership grants with 15 new and existing veteran and military service organizations. WWP’s investments expand the resources available to America’s injured veterans to help ensure they and their families thrive long-term.
This strategic investment of more than $2.7 million will complement WWP’s programs and services by supporting:
- brain health programs.
- women veteran advancement and specialized resources.
- whole health and wellness programs.
- financial wellness and economic empowerment resources.
- connection opportunities for warriors and their families.
- other quality of life services.
WWP is also providing additional support for the special operations forces (SOF) community, as these specialized groups face complex challenges unique to their service.
The organizations receiving grants are:
Since 2012, WWP has partnered with and helped fund 200 organizations that assist wounded veterans and families at the local and national level, connecting them with the resources they need to thrive in civilian life.
Click here to read the full WWP release. We look forward to sharing more information about our partnership with WWP and how their involvement in Operation Tohidu. For more information about Operation Tohidu, visit here.
Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit www.Melwood.org.
Vice President of Government Relations