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Resource Links for Wounded Warriors

Resource Links for Wounded Warriors

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Published by Katheryn Light

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Published by: Katheryn Light on Mar 05, 2012
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Wounded Warrior Resource Center
The Wounded Warrior Resource Center Web site (WWRC) is a Department of Defense Web site which provideswounded Service Members, their families, and caregivers with information they need on military facilities, healthcare services, and benefits. It supports access to the Wounded Warrior Resource Call Center and trained specialistswho are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 1-800-342-9647 or by e-mail atwwrc@militaryonesource.com. 
Advocacy/Support - Disabled American Veterans*
The DAV’s 1.2 million members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From
educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabledveterans
the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
Advocacy/Support - National Veterans Foundation*
 www.nvf.org Our Mission: to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their familiesthrough:
Management and operation of the nation’s only toll
-free helpline for all veterans and their families.
Public awaren
ess programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans.
Outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, andother essential resources.
Advocacy/Support - Salute Inc.*
 www.saluteinc.org SALUTE, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and support of issues facing activemilitary personnel, veterans and their families and to provide financial support through advocacy and fundraising.
Advocacy/Support - Silver Stars Families of America
Stand Up For Veterans
is an advocacy campaign of the Disabled American Veterans.Its purpose is to generate greater public awareness and support for strengthening federalpolicies that provide health care assistance to disabled veterans injured in the recent warsin Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those from prior eras and conflicts.
Stand Up For Veterans
is focused on areas that demand further action by the Departmentof Veterans Affairs, Congress and the President in order to heal the visible and invisiblewounds of our veterans. Some of the major areas requiring action include diagnosis andtreatment of traumatic brain injuries, screening and treatment for mental health problems,new support for family caregivers, additional focus on the unique needs of women veterans
and funding reform for veterans’ health care.
Advocacy/Support - U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
is the official U.S. Army program that assistsand advocates for severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families, whereverthey are located, for as long as it takes. AW2 provides individualized support to this uniquepopulation of Soldiers, who were injured or became ill during their service in the GlobalWar on Terrorism.
Amputee - Amputee Coalition of America
www.amputee-coalition.org Our mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support andadvocacy.
Amputee - Military In-Step (Web-based Publication)
 website A publication of the Amputee Coalition of America in partnership with the U.S. Army Amputee Patient CareProgram. Includes topics such as: The Miliary Amputee; Caring for Yourself after Amputation; The Prosthesis andIts Components; The Rehabilitation Process; Common Problems; The Military Benefits System; Sports andRecreation.
Amputee - Tattoo your brace or prosthetic - Global Tattoo Orthotic Prosthetic Innovatiosn (GTOPI)
 www.gtopi.com GTOPI introduces custom orthotic and prosthetic art tattoo innovations in OandP Cosmetics. Founder, Dan Horkeya below knee amputee, invented a way to empower fellow amputees and veterans with custom tattoos.
Amputee - War Amputees (Iraq and Afghanistan)
 website This site is devoted to compiling information on those who have suffered a limb loss as a result of their service inIraq and Afghanistan. Please feel free to spread word of this blog.
Assistance to Combat Support Hospitals - Operation Comfort
 www.operationcomfort.org Operation Comfort provides support to our service members who have been wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq andare receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Our Goal is for our wounded military, who havegiven so much for our country and the world, to see in tangible ways that we appreciate their sacrifices and thatwe want to help them recover as quickly and completely as possible.
Assistance to Combat Support Hospitals - Operation Military Embrace

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