Resource Links

Wounded Warrior Resource Center The Wounded Warrior Resource Center Web site (WWRC) is a Department of Defense Web site which provides wounded Service Members, their families, and caregivers with information they need on military facilities, health care services, and benefits. It supports access to the Wounded Warrior Resource Call Center and trained specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 1-800-342-9647 or by e-mail at wwrc@militaryonesource.com. Advocacy/Support - Disabled American Veterans* www.dav.org 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 disabled veterans — 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 families through:    Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness 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, and other 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 active military personnel, veterans and their families and to provide financial support through advocacy and fundraising.

Advocacy/Support - Silver Stars Families of America www.silverstarfamilies.org

SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting the wounded and ill and their families of all branches of services and all wars. Our goal is to recognized the blood sacrifice of wounded servicemembers and injuries or illness that originated in a war zone, including, Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTSD, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome. We are also advocates for the wounded and assist in educating the public concerning their plight.

Advocacy/Support - Stand Up 4 Vets www.standup4vets.org 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 federal policies that provide health care assistance to disabled veterans injured in the recent wars in 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 Department of Veterans Affairs, Congress and the President in order to heal the visible and invisible wounds of our veterans. Some of the major areas requiring action include diagnosis and treatment 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 www.aw2.army.mil The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families, wherever they are located, for as long as it takes. AW2 provides individualized support to this unique population of Soldiers, who were injured or became ill during their service in the Global War 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 and advocacy.

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 Care Program. Includes topics such as: The Miliary Amputee; Caring for Yourself after Amputation; The Prosthesis and Its Components; The Rehabilitation Process; Common Problems; The Military Benefits System; Sports and Recreation.

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 Horkey a 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 in Iraq 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 and are receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Our Goal is for our wounded military, who have given so much for our country and the world, to see in tangible ways that we appreciate their sacrifices and that we want to help them recover as quickly and completely as possible.

Assistance to Combat Support Hospitals - Operation Military Embrace www.operationmilitaryembrace.com

OME supports wounded military & their families at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and other military & private facilities by:   Providing one-on-one support and comfort through monthly visits to BAMC Filling individual private requests of injured personnel (portable DVD players, autographed sports memorabilia, etc.) Sponsoring a monthly breakfast and free PX ("military store") in honor of our wounded outpatients and their families (this is like a pay raise for them - a welcome event since their pay is already so low). Hosting outings & dinners for outpatients & families Providing financial assistance in their time of crisis (Example: a single Mom leaves her job for over a year to care for her wounded loved one)

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Assistance to Combat Support Hospitals - Support our Wounded www.supportourwounded.org Angels Of Mercy Program - Serving our wounded military and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center & National Naval Medical Center. Providing assistance to Combat Support Hospitals in Zone.

“No Soldier Left In Need” - Serving the long-term needs of our wounded military and their families, working with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Severely Injured Center and other programs to identify long term needs of discharged wounded military.

Awareness - In Our Boots* http://inourboots.org/ Our objectives: To make our wounded and recovering United States military service-members, past and present, aware of the benefits afforded to them by the U.S. Government and other Charitable/Humanitarian Organizations; to make the general American Public aware of the stigma’s that wounded military service-members experience in society; and to cause all of us to remember the cost related to their service of America; to fill in the gaps where there are shortcomings of care; as well as represent the interests of the wounded in and out of the military including their families and caregivers.

Awareness - Re-MIND (Bob Woodruff Family Fund) www.remind.org

The mission of the Bob Woodruff Foundation is to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families -- building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War—back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.

BWF is a national nonprofit that helps ensure our nation’s service members return to a homefront ready to support them. This is accomplished in three key ways:

Through a movement called ReMIND.org — we help educate the public about the needs of service members returning from war… and our nation’s greater responsibility to ensure our heroes and their families receive the support necessary to successfully reintegrate into their communities.

We collaborate with other experts and organizations, at the federal state and local level, to identify and solve issues related to the return of service members from combat to civilian life.

We invest in national and community-based programs that connect our troops to the help they need — from individual needs like physical accommodations, medical care and counseling, to larger social issues like homelessness and suicide.

Awareness - Great Americans www.greatamericans.com Great Americans visitors can view videos featuring everyday American heroes submitted by military personnel, military support organizations, veteran's groups, law enforcement, fire and rescue and NASA. Visitors are invited to join in the Great Americans movement and upload videos, comment and discuss content, or visit an online memorial to American heroes in uniform who have been wounded or lost their lives in the line of duty.

Awareness - Operation Never Forgotten www.operationneverforgotten.org Operation Never Forgotten (ONF) is a national non-profit communications service that connects our military and civilian worlds through non-partisan public service announcements (PSAs).

Awareness - Silver Star Families of America

www.silverstarfamilies.org SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting the wounded, ill and dying and their families of ALL Branches of Service from ALL Wars. Silver Star members are reaching across the United States approaching cities, towns, counties and state officials in hopes of permanently setting May 1st as Silver Star Banner Day. A day set aside per annum to honor wounded, ill and dying Veterans. Our goal is to recognize the blood and sacrifices of wounded, ill and dying Veterans as a result of injuries or illness originating in a war zone, including, Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTS, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome.

Awareness - Talking with Heroes www.talkingwithheroes.com Help us get the word out to more Americans about the great work our heroes have been and continue doing in Iraq, Afghanistan, in America and around the world. Plus about what many individuals, organizations and companies are doing to help our troops, their families, the wounded and more.

Awareness/Advocacy - Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Their purpose is: to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

Awareness/Support - Blue Star Riders* www.bluestarriders.com Blue Star Riders is a non-profit organization. We are riders and non-riders who support those who defend our freedom. We are dedicated to supporting our troops and veterans, as well as honoring all wounded troops and fallen heroes.

Our activities include visiting hospitals and outreach centers, attending funerals for fallen heroes, and to spread the word of the Fallen and Wounded Warrior Torch. We bring awareness of our fallen and wounded warriors by attending veterans events like Cripple Creek, Rolling Thunder and special memorial services for families.

Blog - Wife of a Wounded Marine (Step by Step to Freedom) by Karie Fugett www.cinchouse.com

I'm 23 years old and married to an amazing man. He is a Cpl. in the Marine Corps and was injured by an I.E.D. in April of 2006 losing his left lower leg. He is still going through recovery and we aren't sure when it will be over with. We are just taking it a day at a time, doing everything we can to not lose our minds, and refuse to lose hope. I am not perfect and sometimes stress gets the best of me(as you'll see) but I am human, and a young one at that, that is going through very serious things. I'm just doing the best that I can to juggle being my husbands backbone and still have time for myself. I write this blog to vent, to get away, and to share my story.

Blog - Wife of a Wounded Soldier by Cheryl Gansner www.cinchouse.com I am the wife of a severely injured War Wounded Soldier. The phone call on July 29th, 2006 describing the injuries that my husband incurred from an IED changed our lives. We never knew the challenges we would face in rehabilitation and dealing with the Army. We had ups and downs and our marriage has been put to the test. I started out writing a journal the day he was injured. I needed a way to record my thoughts and to process what we were going through. In reaching out to other spouses of injured service members, I decided to share my experience to normalize it; so they did not feel alone. Our story is of pain, sadness, love, triumph, and life changing experiences.

Burn Resources - Burn Survivor Resources www.burnsurvivor.com This site is being offered as the premier one stop resource center to ensure professional information is made available to the burn survivor, to the many people who are searching for critical information on behalf of a loved one, to the family and to the professionals. We hope that this site will be able to assist you with valuable advice, guidance, products and support that otherwise might not be easily available to you.

Burn Resources - Face the Fire www.facethefire.org Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a survivor of the terrorists' attacks on September 11, 2001. After hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 collided into the Pentagon, Birdwell was thrown to the ground and engulfed in flames. Of the burns that consumed 60 percent of his body, nearly half were third degree, resulting in the need for 30+ operations. Brian's recovery has been truly remarkable and spiritually he is stronger than ever before. Together, he and his wife, Mel, share that spiritual strength and encouragement with other burn survivors and their families through the message of Christ's love and sovereignty.

Their ministry goals are:  To glorify the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in all of our endeavors

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To provide financial assistance to the families of burn victims To financially, and otherwise, assist medical facilities specializing in the research, treatment and care of burn survivors To help burn survivors and their families understand the rehabilitation process and enable them to live a full, meaningful and productive life after enduring such a tragedy

Clothing - Sew Much Comfort www.sewmuchcomfort.org Our mission is to provide custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, to our injured service members which aides in their recovery, provides a tangible reminder of our gratitude for their sacrifice and gives them an added measure of comfort and freedom as they recover from their injuries and return to everyday life. Adaptive clothing accommodates their medical devices and situations, provides ease of use, increases personal independence and minimizes the visual impact of their medical condition.

Coalition Forces - Canada - Canadian Forces Comfort Support Quilts facebook group We are a group of Canadians who have volunteered to assist in the making of blankets and quilts that show our support, gratitude, respect and pride in our Canadian Forces. These blankets are being sent overseas to our CF Members who have been injured while standing up for our safety and freedoms. These blankets are to bring a bit of comfort to them, covering up with a home made blanket, made with them in mind, letting them know that we, as Canadians, are thankful for all they do. These blankets are stitched together with love, gratitude and support and filled with strength, courage, hope and lots of hugs.

Coalition Forces - Canada - Wounded Warriors Fund www.woundedwarriors.ca The fund is designed to deliver quality of life, financial, benevolent and moral assistance through five different streams of support. 1. Wounded Warrior Packs

When an injured soldier leaves the battlefield, they do so quickly and without warning. Sometimes, all they have with them

are just the clothes on their back. It is now that they are at their most vulnerable. This program alleviates some of this

inconvenience by contributing "quality of life" items to the soldier. Wounded Warrior Packs" contain a variety of items. 2. Padre's Contingency Fund

As part of this program a small Padre's Contingency Fund has been established in Landstuhle, Germany to aid in the

morale of the soldiers. This fund was established in November 2006 and provides the care givers in Germany the ability to

give immediate assistance for items like clothing, special meal requests (something other than hospital food). This fund is

replenished as needed. 3. Fisher House Endowment:

The Fisher House is a unique program (similar to the renowned Ronald MacDonald House charity) that supports the

families of those receiving critical medical care by providing free accommodation, near the hospital in Landstuhle Germany.

While the Fisher Houses were started to provide assistance to the families of wounded U.S. service people, they have

opened their doors to Canadians. Fisher Houses rely on donations to subsist and the Wounded Warriors fund provides

goods and services to the Fisher House in Germany in support of Canadian families. These donations will reoccur as the

need and opportunity arises. 4. Awareness

The Wounded Warriors Fund assists on behalf of all wounded Canadian Forces (CF) service members (where required) in

gaining entitled benefits from federal departments and works to assure life issues and matters are resolved.

Coalition Forces - UK - Help for Heroes http://helpforheroes.org.uk Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. We ask our supporters to “do their bit” to show these extraordinary young men and women that they are cared for by us.

Over a million people have responded to date and millions of pounds have been raised to buy much needed services that will aid their recovery, but we need more! So far, we have allocated almost all of the money we have raised in order to fund direct projects and support other service charities.

Coalition Forces - UK - Push for Heroes www.pushforheroes.co.uk Push for heroes are a group of everyday people who are trying to raise money for Help for Heroes charity. We are doing this by pushing a car constantly around a track for 24hrs and hoping to set a Guinness World Record.

Coalition Forces - UK - Rugby for Heroes www.rugbyforheroes.org.uk Our mission as Young Guns is to make a positive difference to the lives of our wounded servicemen and women. We have joined together to create a unique calendar to raise much needed funds for H4H who have been rehabilitating, supporting and caring for our wounded heroes. We have no political agenda - just a desire to see that affected service personnel get the care and support they deserve.

Rugby and armed forces personnel share similar values - an appreciation of team work, determination, courage and commitment. However, they regularly put their lives on the line for "Queen and Country" and warrant our full support.

Comfort Items - Azalea Charities www.azaleacharities.com Our efforts in behalf of Aid for Wounded Soldiers provide comfort and relief items for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines sick, injured or wounded from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. We purchase specific items requested by Military Medical Centers, VA Medical Centers and Fisher House rehabilitation facilities each week. We also provide financial support to CrisisLink, a Hotline for wounded soldiers and their families, and Hope for the Warriors, special projects for wounded soldiers. Many of the servicemen and women are grievously wounded and will require long hospitalization and rehabilitation. The purpose of our mission is to lift their spirits and enhance their morale as well as affect a lifetime support program.

Comfort Items - Blue Star Riders* www.bluestarriders.com Blue Star Riders is a non-profit organization. We are riders and non-riders who support those who defend our freedom. We are dedicated to supporting our troops and veterans, as well as honoring all wounded troops and fallen heroes. Our activities include visiting hospitals and outreach centers, attending funerals for fallen heroes, and to spread the word of the Fallen and Wounded Warrior Torch. We bring awareness of our fallen and wounded warriors by attending veterans events like Cripple Creek, Rolling Thunder and special memorial services for families.

Comfort Items - Bold, Brave, Courageous www.boldbravecourageous.com The purpose of Bold Brave Courageous is to offer comfort items to injured Military Personnel who have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq. These items include supplemental clothing, toiletries, and entertainment devices such as CDs, CD players, DVDs, books, and games. We package these "comfort items" up in rolling suitcases, then deliver these suitcases to the injured personnel who are recovering in our Nations military hospitals.

Comfort Items - Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (Cause)* www.cause-usa.org Cause recreation and entertainment programs reach thousands of injured service men and women facing months of medical care and rehabilitation far from home and family. These programs are designed to bring a bit of relaxation and fun into what are, for many, very challenging circumstances. But they also serve a much more serious purpose: that of helping wounded warriors begin the normalization process and the re-entry to home and community as they take their long journey back to health.

Programs include: Gift Packs: filled with items designed to bring a bit of comfort and recreation to soldiers and to the family members at their side -- are delivered monthly to Walter Reed; Events: "lightening the load" through spa days, video game tournaments, Sunday brunches, UFC nights.

Comfort Items - Defenders of Freedom* www.defendersoffreedom.us Defenders of Freedom is a non profit organization with the purpose of raising money to support our troops who are currently deployed around the world. Because our troops are actively working to keep America safe, Defenders of Freedom believe passionately in showing them as much support as possible.

100% of the profits are used to:     Send "support boxes" to our men and women in uniform Support wounded soldiers with encouragement and needed items, especially those with no support Support the families of our wounded soldiers both physically and emotionally Support the USO

Comfort Items - Hearts Across Miles www.heartsacrossthemiles.org Special request for entertainment items: dvds, board games, electronic games, etc. for injured troops in Iraq. Site also lists other items needed for our injured.

Comfort Items - Landstuhl Hospital Care Project http://landstuhlhospitalcareproject.org The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from service in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Donated items are distributed to patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside the U.S.; to field hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq; and to VA facilities throughout the United States.

Donations to LRMC are done through the Wounded Warrior Ministry Center. This allows all in-patients, outpatients, LRMC liaisons, LRMC nurses, and medical escorts access to supplies. The purpose of the program is to enhance the morale and welfare for troops and veterans by contributing quality of life items.

Comfort Items - Operation Comfort Warriors (American Legion) www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the non-medical needs of wounded military personnel, providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by health care. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more.

Comfort Items - Operation First Response* www.operationfirstresponse.org The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to support our nation's wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. OFR backpacks are sent to combat support hospitals in Iraq and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The backpacks are given to our wounded when they arrive at the hospitals with no personal belongings. These backpacks ensure that our wounded have a little love from home to comfort them until they return to the states. Operation First Response is always in need of handmade blankets and quilts.

Comfort Items - Operation Quiet Comfort www.operationquietcomfort.com Your contributions of time, talent and resources help OQC provide meaningful support to our wounded warriors and the amazing medical professionals who care for them. OQC is positioned at U. S. Combat Support Hospitals, Troop Medical Clinics, and with medic teams on the front lines.

Care packages are sent to "Any American Hero" at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany and Combat Support Hospitals in the Middle East. Often our injured men and women arrive for medical care without their belongings. You can help in our mission to provide honor and comfort for our troops. The war on terror is dynamic and the needs of our units change frequently. As a result, our projects change to meet those needs.

Comfort Items - Operation Second Chance* www.operationsecondchance.org

Our mission: to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded service men and women, to assist in the modification of housing to accommodate disabled veterans, to assist the families of wounded service men and women, to facilitate the transition of wounded service men and women back into civilian society. Some programs included: DVD Drives, Gift Card Collection, Letter/Card Distribution.

Comfort Items - Patriotic Pillow Project www.patrioticpillowproject.org We will stitch our prayers & care into each pillow that will be created for each special honorable recipient. A Thank You note will be included with each gift of comfort, so each brave, wounded G.I. will know how very much we care about each & everyone of them. These pillows are compact but powerful. The pillows had been donated by United Airlines. They generously donated some 2,000 pillows. We have recently received 8,250 NEW pillows to date from C.A.R.C.; the Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens the manufacturers of these beautiful and skillfully crafted gifts of comfort. We are currently purchasing the pillows from the C.A.R.C. center at cost as a collaborative effort to provide comfort to our “Healing Heroes!”

Comfort Items - Pillows for Soldiers www.pillowsforsoldiers.com Our goal is simple. Supply a large, very comfortable, high quality pillow to as many United States Military and National Guard service men and women as possible; to those who serve our country now, those who have served in the past and those who will serve in the future, including the families of fallen soldiers.

We hope that every time they lay their heads on their pillows, they know how much we all stand behind them, support them, admire them, respect them and revere them . . .and how God has blessed us with their selfless courage and dedication.

Comfort Items - Soldiers' Angels* www.soldiersangels.org "May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. We have over 30 different teams supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Through special projects, dedicated teams and individuals supporting our troops, we make a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families. Our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

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Blankets of Gratitude - Knitted/crocheted/loomed blankets for hospitalized veterans Blankets of Hope - Handmade sewn and no-sew blankets for the wounded First Response Backpacks - Supplies for wounded in-country Tank Support - Helping Veterans Travel to Medical Appointments Valour-IT - Adaptive laptops for the wounded VA Crochet & Craft - Handmade comfort & dignity for hospitalized Vets Veterans Support - Assisting veterans facilities Wounded TLC - Letters and care packages for the wounded

Comfort Items - Warmth for Warriors http://warmthforwarriors.com/ As an all volunteer organization, we are always looking for more help. We are knitting and crocheting homemade hats to comfort our soldiers as they serve for us in Iraq and Afghanistan. These hats are sent to medical units where the sick and wounded are prepared to leave for hospitals in Germany or back home in the United States. A warm, wool hat, made with love, provides both physical comfort and a "hug of thanks".

Comfort Items: Blankets - Blankets for Recovery www.flagsacrossthenation.org Quilt, crochet, or knit blankets for our wounded troops. -- People all over the nation are creating Blankets for Recovery. Let’s bring the warmth of blankets to the hearts of the our Veterans. FLAGS sends Blankets for Recovery to our wounded men and women.

Give your love in a gift. Lap blanket size or throw cover size works well for your gift of caring. Create your blankets, write a note, email us for the mailing address to our volunteers across the nation. The volunteers will deliver the blankets at different locations. Recipients of the blankets feel your love and blessings.

Comfort Items: Blankets - Operation Helping Hand/American Angels www.operationhelpinghand-americanangels.com/wounded Sends a blanket to comfort and warm some of our wounded men and women. We mail all year round to three different military hospitals.

Comfort Items: Blankets - Threads of Thanks www.hearttoheartfolkart.com A group of women from Minnesota discovered that there is a need for lap quilts in hospitals as well as onsite residences where injured soldiers returning from Iraq live during their recovery. So - they got together and created the quilt group Threads of Thanks, for the sole purpose of making and distributing these lap quilts.

The quilts are distributed to Walter Reed Medical Center and also to the Mologne House, which is located on the medical center grounds, and where many of the soldiers live during their recovery. Threads of Thanks would love help from any quilter willing. They will gladly accept anything you want to donate.

Connection and Support - Find other warriors and families experiencing life after war (Not Alone) www.notalone.com Not Alone started in 2008 when a group of warriors and professionals discovered a significant gap in the government's capacity to help warriors and their families come home from war. There needed to be a confidential online community where those warriors could congregate to help each other. Our personal experiences with war trauma led us to reach out to those that need help.

Not Alone draws on a unique group of individuals with personal experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan war. We have been in your shoes. We have struggled to regain our lives and to find the new normal at home. Professionals, warriors and experts have been vital in helping to bring the Not Alone vision into reality. We've been through the experience of war and returning home from war and hope that our persistence, experience and passion can help others in their journey as well. We understand. We get it.

Connection and Support - Opportunities for Veterans and Wounded Warriors* Facebook Page Opportunities for Veterans and Wounded Warriors provides resources to aid Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and families to aid transition and recovery. Its vision is also to be able to have Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and families a place to get to know one another and develop lines of communication between one another for life long friendship and support lines

Dogs - Canine Companions for Independence website

Canine Companions for Independence® provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. The most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart!

Dogs - Dog Tags (Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us by Puppies Behind Bars) www.puppiesbehindbars.com Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us was established by Puppies Behind Bars to provide service dogs to veterans returning home from Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) who have suffered a physical injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or exhibit Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Puppies Behind Bars provides service dogs to veterans completely free of charge.

Dogs - Freedom Service Dogs www.freedomservicedogs.org Our mission is to acquire and train dogs that have the potential to successfully undergo and complete the rigorous seven to ten month training that allows them to assist people with disabilities, thus increasing their independence and peace of mind. We focus our efforts on donating these wonderful animals to disabled military veterans to help restore some normalcy to their difficult lives. Virtually all Freedom Service Dogs are rescued themselves from shelters. Those that do not fulfill all the comprehensive training requirements are found adoptive homes.

Dogs - Hero Dogs www.hero-dogs.org Hero Dogs, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit corporation whose purpose is to train and place service dogs with military veterans who have been injured and/or disabled while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Dogs - Patriot Paws Service Dogs www.patriotpaws.org Patriot PAWS trains and provides service dogs for the benefit of disabled American Veterans in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence, and to provide a service for other American’s with mobile disabilities.

Dogs - Paws 4 Vets www.paws4vets.org

The paws4peopleTM foundation (www.paws4people.org) privately places trained, certified and insured Assistance Dogs (AD) with individuals with physical, neurological, psychological and/or emotional disabilities.

Through the paws4vetsTM Assistance Dog Placement Program (p4vADPP) Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members (ADSM) or their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric or emotional disabilities can receive Psychiatric Service Dogs, Mobility Service Dogs and Rehabilitative Assistance Dogs, free of charge.

All paws4peopleTM Assistance Dogs are trained by federal inmates within one of five federal prisons (www.paws4prisons.org) and/or the paws4vetsTM Wounded Warrior PTSD Intervention and Assistance Dog Training Program.

Our newest program is The paws4vetsTM’s Wounded Warrior PTSD Intervention and Assistance Dog Training Program (ADTP). This program has two primary goals:  to provide the Wounded Warriors with a unique opportunity to experience the “Special Therapeutic Powers” of the K-9/Human Bond enabling the Soldier to recover from, or at least learn to better cope with, handle and manage their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, and, to train, certify and place Assistance Dogs with Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members (ADSM) or their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric or emotional disabilities.

Dogs - Pawz 4 Wounded Vets (Canine Support Team) www.caninesupportteams.org/paws4vets When wounded soldiers go through rehabilitation therapy, they are surrounded by men and women who have shared their experiences in battle. But when they return home, these veterans leave this support system behind, and some may have concerns when making the transition back to civilian life. Not only does a service dog provide assistance with daily activities, the dog serves as a bridge: people focus on the dog, not the disability, and this leads to conversation and acceptance. For some veterans the dog gives them the motivation to continue to conquer the challenges of everyday life. Canine Support Teams provides service dogs free of charge to those who have been wounded in the service of our country and who are now seeking the enhanced mobility and independence as assistance dog offers.

Dogs - Penny's from Heaven Foundation www.pennysfromheaven.com

Our mission is providing physical and emotional rehabilitation through pet assisted therapy. Our program objectives are as follows:  Honoring America’s fallen heroes by providing support and encouragement to our service men and women in rehabilitation, through pet assisted therapy, offering hope and inspiration to them, as well as their families. Nurturing, training, and caring for the special dogs that provide therapy or service. Affording advancement and encouragement to any person, or persons, in a rehabilitation environment through pet assisted therapy. Promoting and educating others through stories of healing, service, and courage exhibited by these animals, patients, or persons who have served our nation.

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Dogs - Pets for Patriots (Southeastern Guide Dogs) www.guidedogs.org Southeastern Guide Dogs' Paws for Patriots™ Program provides professionally trained guide dogs, 26 days of residential training and lifetime follow-up services to American veterans - free of charge. The program also provides therapy dogs to individuals and military facilities such as the National Naval Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dogs - Vet Dogs www.vetdogs.org Helping those who have served our country honorably to live with dignity and independence whether they are visually impaired or have other special needs, by using guide dogs, service dogs, and innovative technologies.

Education - American Soldier Foundation* www.soldierfoundation.org The American Soldier Foundation was created to assist soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents, and the dependents of those lost in the line of duty. Military life often places a difficult burden on families, both financially and emotionally. We believe that the lives of the men and women keeping our country safe should not be any harder than they have to be. It is in that spirit that we offer our support. They fight for us - let's fight for them.

The Foundation can provide grants or interest-free loans for: food, rent or utilities, funeral expenses, family/marriage counseling

medical expenses, financial planning, personal needs when pay is delayed or stolen, education planning and scholarships, fines or legal expenses, business planning, liquidate or consolidate debt, home purchase or improvements, purchase, rent or lease vehicle, debt or credit card bills, etc.

Education - Honor Their Service* www.honortheirserviceinc.org The mission of Honor Their Service is to provide assistance and comfort to wounded armed service veterans and their families; offer educational, social, and therapeutic resources that facilitate their efforts to live productive and independent lives; and through like means assure all military veterans their sacrifices have not been forgotten.

Education - Louis H. Schilt Scholarship www.sessions.edu/scholarship/military Sessions Online® Schools of Art and Design honors the service of veterans of the United States armed services. Retraining for a new professional career after the trauma of an injury can be a challenge for service members and their families.

The Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship offers service members injured in the line of duty and their spouses the chance to develop skills for a graphic or Web design career.

In an innovative program developed in partnership with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (http://www.iava.org/), Sessions will award $1,000,000 in scholarships over a three-year period.

Award recipients gain the opportunity to enroll in a Sessions Graphic Design or Web Design certificate on a full scholarship. All required supplies, including state-of-the-art Apple iMac computers and Adobe Creative Suite software, are provided to scholarship recipients at no cost.

Education - Military to Medicine* www.militarytomedicine.org Military to Medicine combines healthcare training and career opportunities to enhance the lives of military families. Whether you have healthcare experience or are looking for training so you can start a career in healthcare -- Military to Medicine has a place for you. Like the military service member - always at the ready - with Military to Medicine, your career with be "at the ready" too.

Military to Medicine serves:      Military spouses Wounded warriors and their caregivers Veterans National Guard, Reserve and their spouses Service members transitioning to civilian employment

Emergency Assistance - Angels 'n Camouflage www.angelsncamouflage.org A cooperative initiative with various organizations across the country, Angels 'n Camouflage, Inc. reinforces the importance and advantages of supporting our Veterans and Deployed Service Members. Since its inception in 2002, Angels 'n Camouflage, Inc.has helped thousands of veterans and troops through 'Mail Call', and emergency assistance for those veterans homeless or injured from combat.

Entertainment (Spa Days, Sunday Brunches, etc.) - Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (Cause)* www.cause-usa.org Cause recreation and entertainment programs reach thousands of injured service men and women facing months of medical care and rehabilitation far from home and family. These programs are designed to bring a bit of relaxation and fun into what are, for many, very challenging circumstances. But they also serve a much more serious purpose: that of helping wounded warriors begin the normalization process and the re-entry to home and community as they take their long journey back to health.

Programs include: Gift Packs: filled with items designed to bring a bit of comfort and recreation to soldiers and to the family members at their side -- are delivered monthly to Walter Reed; Events: "lightening the load" through spa days, video game tournaments, Sunday brunches, UFC nights.

Entertainment (Lunches, Fellowship) - Purple Heart Family Support www.purpleheartfamilies.com

Our mission is to provide support to the families waiting at the bedside of their injured or ill Marines and Sailors by providing lunches and fellowship during the weekends at hospitals around the United States and to encourage support of our wounded military personnel in communities throughout the United States.

Entertainment (Dinners, Recreation Outings) - The Aleethia Foundation www.aleethia.org The Aleethia Foundation supports recently injured troops in their rehabilitation upon returning home. We are just a few people, all volunteers, trying to aid in the initial phase of recovery. We do this by providing dinners and short term recreation outings and small grants.

Entertainment (Recovery Recreation Opportunities) - Yellow Ribbon Fund* www.yellowribbonfund.org Long-term rehabilitation at any hospital is not easy. Family and community support helps a patient tremendously in their recovery. Most injured service members at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital are away from their own communities, with only a few family members around and some with none. Many are amputees. These active duty service members' primary responsibility is to successfully accomplish their recovery mission. That mission still leaves many of them a substantial amount of free time.

Yellow Ribbon Fund volunteers arrange opportunities for the patient to enjoy our community, just as members of their local community would do if Walter Reed were there, instead of here. We take them to local sporting events, invite them to join us in hunting, fishing, and other sports. We take them and their families to a variety of other events in our community. When the Government does not cover the cost of a family visit, the Yellow Ribbon Fund arranges free hotel rooms and apartments. If a family is here for an extended period, the Yellow Ribbon Fund arranges taxis and rental cars so that they can enjoy our community.

Family Support - Camp C.O.P.E. for children www.campcope.org Our mission is to:  help the children of service members cope with the transitions and/or trauma they are facing in response to the deployment or injuries sustained by their soldiers. provide children age-appropriate therapeutic interventions in small groups of their peers, who have had similar experiences.

provide fun, therapeutic interventions for the children as well as information for parents about how to help their children at home. allow the child to tell their story and help put a voice to their feelings and concerns, while providing new ways to handle their experiences.

Family Support - Defenders of Freedom* www.defendersoffreedom.us Defenders of Freedom is a non profit organization with the purpose of raising money to support our troops who are currently deployed around the world. Because our troops are actively working to keep America safe, Defenders of Freedom believe passionately in showing them as much support as possible.

100% of the profits are used to:     Send "support boxes" to our men and women in uniform Support wounded soldiers with encouragement and needed items, especially those with no support Support the families of our wounded soldiers both physically and emotionally Support the USO

Family Support - Grants for Fine Arts, Tutoring, Sports for Kids (Our Military Kids) www.ourmilitarykids.org/how-we-help-families/severely-injured Our Military Kids supports the children of severely injured military personnel (Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty) through grants for sports, fine arts, or academic tutoring programs. Such activities help nurture and sustain the children during a parent’s lengthy recovery and/or rehabilitation.

Family Support - Laptops for the Wounded www.laptopsforthewounded.com Laptops for the Wounded provides laptops with webcams to wounded troops in military hospitals. The laptops are then used by the troops to remain in contact with wives, husbands, families and loved ones, while recuperating from their combat wounds. The laptops will then remain at the hospitals to be used by other incoming wounded troops to contact, and remain in contact, with loved ones.

Family Support - Morale-building Programs (Heartbeat for Warriors*)

www.heartbeatforwarriors.org Our morale-building programs are critical to the well-being of our wounded warriors and their families. When morale is up, health improves. These programs show service members how much we appreciate their huge sacrifices. Building morale brings them a little bit of joy amid extreme challenges.

•Christmas Wish

•Assignment, Recovery, & Comfort (ARC) Kits

•Christmas Stocking

•Christmas dinner

•Easter dinner

•Easter Joy

•Baby Love Baby Shower

Family Support - Operation Life Transformed* www.lifetransformed.org The mission of Life Transformed is to:  Provide education and resources to our war wounded caregivers and military spouses through private and corporate entities. Increase awareness of the long term needs of these families and support the caregiver and military spouse as they re-enter the civilian sector.

Our focus is to enable our caregivers and military spouses to find job placement, flexible business models or participate in training and educational programs in fields that readily fit around medical schedules, deployment, disabilities, future rehabilitation and transitioning, to create a portable lifestyle for the military family. Our goal is to empower achievement, independence, and the assurance of renewed hope.

Family Support - Our Military Kids

www.militarykids.org Provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.

Family Support - Salute America's Heroes* www.saluteheroes.org Disabled American Veterans of the War on Terror must struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices such as the loss of a limb, significant burns, and the reality of being in a wheel chair.

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes was created to provide a way for individuals, corporations and others to support our troops by helping severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.

The mission of The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is to help the people who have given so much on our behalf overcome these obstacles and resume a productive and fulfilling life through programs targeted to their specific needs.

We are helping these brave men and women and their families rebuild their lives in many ways. For some, it’s paying bills because the financial strains of the adjustment are so overwhelming. For others, it’s a computer so they can continue their education. And for some it’s as simple as getting out and going to a concert to break to monotony of rehabilitation. There are five key programs targeted to the specific needs of returning heroes:

Emergency Financial Aid - Direct financial aid to disabled American veterans and their families in crisis. Family Support Network – Including concerts, sporting events, special outings to help reunite families; and therapeutic day camp for children of wounded soldiers. Wounded Hero Career Network - Programs that assist wounded Vets (and their spouses) in transitioning from their career in the military to exploring options in the civilian workplace. Homes for Wounded Heroes - Disability-adapted homes that are nearly cost-free for wheelchair-bound and blind veterans. Road to Recovery Conference - An all-expense paid educational and service event for wounded heroes and their families

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is supporting our troops and meeting the needs of hundreds of wounded and disabled American veterans of the War on Terror, one hero at a time.

Homeless - National Coalition for Homeless Veterans www.nchv.org If you are a homeless veteran or a veteran at risk of becoming homeless, these pages provide information that you can use to seek help. They include addresses, phone numbers and websites to find out about services, programs and other help that is available.

Homeless - New Directions www.newdirectionsinc.org New Directions provides a wide variety of services for homeless veterans, including job training and placement, parenting and money management classes, legal and financial assistance, counseling, remedial education and resources for alumni. Such a transformation takes hard work, motivation and accountability, but the results are life-altering - and for many veterans, life-saving. New Directions is a licensed, long-term drug and alcohol treatment program founded by three formerly homeless veterans. It has provided food, shelter, and rehabilitation since 1992 and provides services to more than 800 homeless veterans a year through four locations.

Homeless - Operation Dignity www.operationdignity.org Founded in 1993 by Vietnam Veteran Alex McElree, we offer a HAND-UP not a HAND-OUT approach, building community among vets and encouraging community outreach and support. Our services cover the continuum of the homeless situation, including a mobile outreach program.

Homeless - Swords to Plowshares* http://swords-to-plowshares.org/ War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to significantly reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans.

Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to more than 1500 homeless and

low-income veterans annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities.

Swords to Plowshares is the only veterans service agency in the United States that provides a full continuum of care. We help vets, as well as families of vets, in the following areas:

Health & Social Services - Swords to Plowshares’ drop-in center provides emergency shelter, mental health services and referrals to homeless veterans.

Housing - Swords to Plowshares’ residential programs provide housing, rehabilitation and counseling to veterans in need.

Employment & Training - Through direct training and job referrals, Swords to Plowshares helps veterans re-enter the workforce.

Veterans Academy - At Swords to Plowshares’ Veterans Academy, formerly homeless veterans can live in a supportive community.

Legal - Swords to Plowshares’ legal department provides free attorney representation and advocacy to veterans seeking benefits.

Housecleaning - Cleaning for Heroes www.cleaningforheroes.org Cleaning for Heroes is the ONLY non-profit dedicated to providing free house cleaning services to disabled or elderly veterans but we don't stop there! We also provide free house cleaning services to disabled members of local police and fire departments. We are grateful for the service that these men and women provide to all of us to help make this country what it is today and Cleaning for Heroes was founded to provide help in a time of need for these individuals. Members of the United States Military, local police department or fire department who have injuries sustained in the line of duty that make the task of house cleaning difficult are eligible for our services. Elderly veterans who live alone or with an aging spouse are also eligible.

Inspiration - Joni and Friends Radio

www.joniandfriendsradio.org Welcome to Joni and Friends! We're certain that you'll be inspired and encouraged as you tour our website and learn about our worldwide programs that serve people with disabilities and their families in the name of Christ. Joni and her team founded Joni and Friends in 1979, shortly after her international best seller "Joni" was published and the movie about her life was released in theaters across the U.S. Joni and the board of directors wasted no time in hammering out a clear mission statement for the ministry: Joni and Friends exists to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.

Inspiration - Operation Denali www.theveteranscoalition.org/operation_denali Our mission is to enable four Warriors wounded in the Global War on Terrorism to overcome devastating combat injuries and successfully summit 20,320 ft Denali, the highest mountain in North America, symbolizing the strength of our Nation and those who defend it.

Legal - Swords to Plowshares* http://swords-to-plowshares.org/ War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to significantly reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans.

Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to more than 1500 homeless and low-income veterans annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities.  Swords to Plowshares is the only veterans service agency in the United States that provides a full continuum of care. We help vets, as well as families of vets, in the following areas: Health & Social Services - Swords to Plowshares’ drop-in center provides emergency shelter, mental health services and referrals to homeless veterans. Housing - Swords to Plowshares’ residential programs provide housing, rehabilitation and counseling to veterans in need. Employment & Training - Through direct training and job referrals, Swords to Plowshares helps veterans re-enter the workforce. Veterans Academy - At Swords to Plowshares’ Veterans Academy, formerly homeless veterans can live in a supportive community.

Legal - Swords to Plowshares’ legal department provides free attorney representation and advocacy to veterans seeking benefits.

Medical Professional Services - Healing Heroes www.healingheroes.org Our mission is to heal America’s Heroes by providing quality medical care to the men and women of the armed forces injured in the line of duty on or after 9/11/01. Through a nationwide network of medical professionals willing to provide services, Healing Heroes Network treats these brave warriors free of charge, for services not covered, or delayed under the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs benefits system. "Healing America's troops, one Hero at a time."

Military Installation - Warrior Transition Battalion Website - various installations have their own specific websites Warrior Transition Battalion(WTB) is a unit specializes in taking care of wounded, injured and ill Soldiers of the United States Army. We call them Warriors in Transition (WT). This is a special unit through which WTs receive necessary healing and time to heal. This unit ultimately ensures WTs’ smooth transition either back into the military or into the civilian life. In order to achieve this goal, WTB provides three layers of assistance. Squad leaders assist WTs with command and control issues. Nurse Case Managers manage and regulate WTs’ medicine and medical appointments issues. Physical Care Managers (doctors) monitor WTs’ healing process closely and provide prompt diagnoses. In addition to the “TRIAD” assistance, WTs also receive emotional support from the social workers assigned to each company and spiritual guidance and healing from unit chaplains. WTB works very hard to ensure smooth transition via holistic approach to their healing.

Military Installation - Wounded Warrior Barracks - SemperMax website Here you will see motivating Warriors who are Always Doing their Best. Tim A Maxwell, a LtCol in the USMC, was wounded in Iraq in 2004, when a mortar round exploded and inserted shrapnel into my brain. He writes:

I have learned a lot. I have learned that medicine is very complicated, confusing, and addicting. I have learned that paperwork, such as PEB, VA, and Social Security, is brutal. But most of all, I have learned that being alone is the worst. Those who stay in their service, regardless of their frustration, are better than those who live alone.

So, I have come up with this web site. Even though we cannot all be together physically, we can be together mentally. If you are doing great, share your story. Give others some hope! If things are not going well, read and learn how others have dealt with the same type of situation. You can also send me an email, and I will try to put you in contact with the right person.

The bottom line....we all need to stay in the fight TOGETHER!

Phone Cards - Homefront Hugs* website Phone cards are needed everyday, especially for our wounded. Our wounded troops need to talk to loved ones while so far away in rehab! Stuff a calling card into a card....and send a nice wish to our longterm wounded

Phone Cards - Operation Uplink www.operationuplink.com Phone cards are being provided at military hospitals and VA facilities. Since the program began, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has provided deployed servicemembers and hospitalized veterans with millions of minutes of free phone time. The unique program is part of VFW National Military Services, which includes other initiatives that boost morale, aid struggling military families and encourage troop support.

Recognition (Memorial Wall) - The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial www.avdlm.org For the first time in our nation’s history, we will build a monument to honor and pay tribute to some of America’s most courageous heroes. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will celebrate those men and women who may be broken in body—but never in spirit.

As these veterans face a life for which no one can prepare, so must their families and friends. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will also honor veterans’ loved ones and caregivers—individuals whose heroic devotion is a source of strength for those striving to heal.

Recognition (Pedestal) - Blue Star Riders*

website The eagle pedestal is given to our wounded Warriors who sacrificed their mobility and or those that choose one instead of a cane (Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association). Blue Star Riders wants to make sure every soldier we meet is honored.

Recognition (Presentation Cane) - Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association website The Eagle Cane is a project that originated by the Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association to supply post-9/11 veterans, who have sustained combat related injury, with a presentation cane. Disclaimer: The presentation cane while not fully functional as a mobility aid is an expression of respect, honor and appreciation of a patriotic duty preformed by the recipient. Each cane is unique in design.

Reconstructive Surgeries - Iraq Star Foundation www.iraqstar.org Providing reconstructive surgery to American Soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Iraq Star, Inc. is a non-profit Foundation dedicated to providing the necessary reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. It is the Foundation's hope that reconstructive surgery will also help our veterans heal from emotional trauma, increase self-esteem, and ease their return to their homes and careers.

Reconstructive Surgeries - Operation Mend website "Operation Mend," a unique new partnership between UCLA Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, has been established to help treat several U.S. military personnel wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The pilot project was launched with the help of philanthropist Ronald A. Katz, a well-known inventor and UCLA Medical Center board member, who recognized that providing excellent care to injured soldiers need not be limited to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Armed Services. The project aims to serve as a model for other medical institutions interested in helping additional wounded service members.

Rehabilitation - Association for Service Disabled Vets www.asdv.org Rehabilitation programs serving military veterans who sacrificed their well-being for the freedom of the world.

Rehabilitation - Exit Wounds (A project of the American Pain Foundation) www.painfoundation.org Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management. Exit Wounds is a project of the American Pain Foundation. It is a survival guide to pain management for returning veterans and their families.

Rehabilitation - Road 2 Recovery www.road2recovery.us.com Our mission is to help make a difference in the lives of Wounded Warriors by assisting with their mental and physical rehabilitation programs.

Rehabilitation - Therapy Trainer (Interactive physical therapy equipment for Wounded Warriors) www.therapytrainer.com Our company believes, we must do everything in our power to help the injured Veteran. We know the bikes cannot change the circumstances these Veteran’s find themselves in, but we have a mission to help in anyway we can. Our research and development team is working daily to develop new products to accommodate the changing needs of the Wounded Hero’s. We welcome calls and e-mails from anyone who has a need or a specific request for a modification that would better suit a particular need.

The TherapyTrainer will not only be a significant tool in their physical recovery, it also has the ability to keep the lines of communication open between the doctors, physical therapists, and patients. So many of our returning soldiers are located hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles away from the hospital at which they received their treatment. Returning to the doctor/physical therapist when a problem arises is difficult. With the logging software, the doctor/physical therapist has the capability to view details of their home physical therapy routine and make suggested changes. When a trip back to the hospital is necessary, the detail the medical staff is able to see by viewing the logs of at home physical therapy can make the visit more productive, achieving better results in less time.

Many military men and women are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries that require extended hospitalization. The struggles they endure to leave the hospital and return to their family, have been well documented. During physical therapy in the hospital settings, the patients are able to encourage and motivate each other. The bonds they create are irreplaceable! Once they reach their physical goals, they go home to their

families and they no longer have physical contact with the ones who were invaluable to their recovery. Many of these veterans suffer depression and setbacks that require them to return to the hospital.

The lines of communication do not end with the medical professionals. Helping these Veterans get access to the TherapyTrainer’s, would enable them to maintain the relationships developed in therapy. They can meet online everyday and workout together just as they did in the hospital. This feature allows them to keep the healing bonds intact that helped them become mentally and physically stable enough to leave the hospital.

This machine is for all who suffer from physical injures, but can help the family at home to heal as well. Our TherapyCycle PC will allow them to get on-line and cycle and interact with the patient. They can walk and talk together in reality worlds or just play games together. In this way they are both staying active and staying, giving loved ones a way to actively participate in their recovery. Call for a military discount.

Rehabilitation - True to the Red White and Blue www.truetotheredwhiteandblue.com The mission of our non-profit organization is to help Veterans get much needed rehabilation after returning home, and to support, thank and help re-educate them. We open our arms and help in all communities - anywhere a Veteran is in need. We help our Veterans to be recognized and work toward helping them improve their way of life.

Rehabilitation (Music) - Guitars for Vets www.guitarsforvets.org A non-profit organization designed to enhance the lives of ailing and injured veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. It is our hope that self expression through the gift of music will help restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma.

Rehabilitation (Sports) - Bunkers in Baghdad www.bunkersinbaghdad.com We are a not-for-profit charity that collects and sends new and used golf balls, clubs and equipment to our troops currently serving in combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bunkers also supplies golf equipment to Wounded Warriors Programs around the country to aid in the rehabilitation of our injured veterans.

Rehabilitation (Sports) - Combat Veterans Sports Foundation

www.combatvetsports.org We are an organization that is based on allowing recovering combat injured soldiers the opportunity to work with professional sports franchises. Whats better than sports and soldiers?

Combat Veteran Sports Foundation, provides Wounded Combat Veterans with a positive outlet by volunteering through professional sports organizations, seeks to enhance the warriors recovery process through a community awareness platform and to provide recognition of their sacrifice.

Rehabilitation (Sports) - Disabled Sports USA website Walter Reed has selected Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) as the lead agency in providing sports and recreation opportunities to help military amputees focus on their abilities, speed their recovery, and regain their selfconfidence and mobility skills. With the cooperation of other organizations, such as the Wounded Warrior Project (www.dsusa.org/WoundedWarrior.html) and the Adaptive Sports Foundation (www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org), DSUSA provides opportunities for military amputees to try a variety of sports.

The following directory of disability sports offers a starting point for helping you get involved. For additional information or to find a sports organization near you, please contact the Amputee Coalition of America (888/2675669) or one of the national sports organizations included in this list.

Site includes links to: aquatic sports, archery, aviation, basketball, billiards/pool, cycling/racing, fencing, fishing/hunting/shooting, football, golf, hockey, sportsmanship, martial arts, national organizations, outdoor centers, outdoor sports, racquet sports, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball, weightlifting.

Rehabilitation (Sports) - National Shooting Sports (M1 for Vets) www.m1forvets.com M1 for Vets is A non-profit organization dedicated to financial and logistical support of returning Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the Global War on Terror (GWT) "Transitioning Combat Wounded Veterans" for the purpose of competing in national shooting sports.

The goal is to give transitioning combat wounded veterans an opportunity to get back on the rifle range to participate in shooting competition. “M1 for Vets” will make logistical arrangements and work with them to make

the adjustments that are necessary to achieve a stable firing position. These are tough young men and women who quickly adapt and are able to overcome difficulties.

Rehabilitation (Sports) - Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project website The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project is a partnership between Disabled Sports USA, its chapters and the Wounded Warrior Project, providing year round sports programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the Global War on Terrorism.

Forty-one years of experience has shown early intervention with active sports results in successful rehabilitation, leading to employment. The “Wounded Warriors” and their family members are provided these opportunities free of charge, including transportation, lodging, adaptive equipment and individualized instruction in over a dozen different winter and summer sports.

Programs take place at sites throughout the United States of America offering Wounded Warriors the opportunity to integrate as participants and mentors in their home communities.

Rehabilitation (Sports, Hobbies) - Operation Injured Soldiers www.injuredsoldiers.org The goal of Operation Injured Soldiers is to help our wounded heroes get back to doing the sports and hobbies they enjoyed before being deployed.

The funds we raise provide hunting, fishing, and camping trips, along with many other outdoor recreational activities, to our disabled heroes to help with their physical and mental rehabilitation. Through corporate sponsorships and individual donations, these trips are provided at no cost to our injured heroes.

Resources - After Deployment www.afterdeployment.org Our mission is to help you and your loved ones manage the challenges that are often faced following a deployment.

Here you will find information and self-guided solutions for dealing with post-traumatic stress and war memories; conflict at work; depression; anger; sleep problems; alcohol and drug abuse; stress; relationship problems; kids and deployment; spiritual guidance and fitness; living with physical injuries; and health and wellness.

Resources - Mil Health Directory www.milhealthsdirectory.com Milhealth’s Directory is a compilation of carefully selected and evaluated military health information resources. Some of the resources are 'consumer health' appropriate, others are clinical research such as what your physician or health care provider would view.

Carefully researched and evaluated, resources and materials are summarized and arranged in easy to understand subject topics (easy to use), organized (easy access) and maintained (currency).

Resources - Military One Source www.militaryonesource.com Military OneSource (MOS) supplements existing family programs by providing a website and a worldwide, 24 hour, seven-day-a-week information and referral telephone service to ALL active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers, deployed civilians and their families. MOS services are provided at no-cost.This site is designed to help military families deal with life's issues. Call 1-800-342-9647 for confidential, compassionate support.

Military OneSource can provide information on topics such as parenting and child care, education, relocation, financial and legal matters, emotional issues, well-being, grief and loss, addiction, and deployment and reunion issues. Need to file a state or federal tax return? You can do both online through Military OneSource. Also, you can ask for free educational materials in many subject areas. Booklets, CDs, or articles will be sent free of charge if you want information on such things as buying your first car, relationship issues, or many other topics.

Resources - National Resource Directory www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits &

compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources.

The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information contained within the NRD is from federal, state and local government agencies; Veterans service and benefit organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

Resources- Opportunities for Veterans and Wounded Warriors* Facebook Page Opportunities for Veterans and Wounded Warriors provides resources to aid Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and families to aid transition and recovery. Its vision is also to be able to have Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and families a place to get to know one another and develop lines of communication between one another for life long friendship and support lines

Resources - Warrior Care Portal www.warriorcare.mil These resources range from specific programs to sources of information. All play a role in ensuring you get the assistance to which you are entitled.

WarriorCare.mil serves as a portal to these various resources. Whether you are currently active-duty military, veteran, a family member or a concerned neighbor, the links on this site will provide answers to your questions or ideas for where to turn next.

Resources - Wounded Warriors Resource Center www.woundedwarriorresourcecenter.com The Wounded Warrior Resource Center Website (WWRC) is a Department of Defense website which provides wounded service members, their families, and caregivers with information they need on military facilities, health care services, and benefits. It supports access to the Wounded Warrior Resource Call Center and trained specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 1-800-342-9647 or by email at wwrc@militaryonesource.com.

Information is also available on how to connect to other families for support and recreation.

Segways - Two-wheeled transportation (Segs4Vets) www.Segs4Vets.org The Segs4Vets program is currently only serving members or former members of the United States military who while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, while serving under one of the following conditions:

Armed Conflict; Hazardous Service; Conditions Simulating War; Instrumentality of War; Combat Operation; Combat Zone; incurred illness or injury resulting in permanent disability and difficulty walking.

Applications will be assessed and selection of recipients is made by a panel of members chaired by a retired member of the United States military. Please provide as much information as you are comfortable providing which could enhance your chances of being selected as a Segs4Vets recipient, including your hometown and your plans for your future.

Prior to being selected as a Segs4Vets recipient, DRAFT will require a favorable assessment by your physical/occupational therapist regarding your ability to safely use a Segway as a tool which would enhance the quality of your life.

Suicide Prevention - Suicide Hotline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Press 1

DO NOT GIVE UP! If you are contemplating suicide STOP! Your call is free and confidential.

Technology - Project Valour-IT (Soldiers' Angels) www.soldiersangels.org Project Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Items supplied include:  Voice-controlled Laptops - Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.

Wii Video Game Systems - Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities). Personal GPS - Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.

Therapy (Art) - The Wounded Artist Project www.thewoundedartistproject.org Welcome to The Wounded Artist Project website. We are a Michigan-based nonprofit that is sending art kits to war wounded recovering in military hospitals.

We believe The Project art kits will provide a welcome diversion from boredom for wounded recovering from traumatic wounds, burns, and amputations when they are in downtime from regular therapy sessions. And while art is a recognized tool for helping people deal with trauma, we want our kit recipients to also use our kits and think about their futures. Somewhere, sometime, someone will look over the shoulder of one our artists and ask, "Wow, you really drew that?" Imagine how encouraging that will be.

We want to build three stages of kits: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Artists will have to send us samples of their work to move into the next stage which will be more to their interests.

Therapy (Dogs) - See DOGS (listed separately above)

Therapy (Horses) - BITS - Back in the Saddle Bit by Bit www.bitsbybit.org B.I.T.S. (Back In The Saddle) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for combat injured men and women serving or having served in the Armed Services, their immediate families and families of deceased servicemen and women by providing physical, and psychological health and overall well-being by utilizing equine facilitated therapy.

Therapy (Horses) - Operation Silver Spurs www.operationsilverspurs.org Operation Silver Spurs is dedicated to providing all veterans the opportunity to experience the power of partnership with horses.

In 2007, a pilot therapeutic riding program for wounded veterans was conducted at Ft. Myer, VA. The program called, Horses for Heroes, is a huge success. Great results in physical therapy were achieved and the program gained national recognition. This program has encouraged hundreds of riding facilities to launch horse programs for veterans across the country.

Going forward, Operation Silver Spurs and the key teachings of The Wisdom of the Horse™ is leading the way, providing veterans and riding facilities the tools necessary to experience ALL that horses have to offer.

Therapy (Hunting and Fishing) - Freedom Hunters www.freedomhunters.org Saluting the noble work of our courageous men and women of the Armed Forces is our mission. Freedom Hunters would like to reflect the outdoor community's appreciation to the troops by taking select active duty and combat veterans on outdoor adventures. With help from conservation groups, outfitters, corporations and land owners, Freedom Hunters will honor individuals from all branches of the Military. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that Freedom Hunters will carry on the American tradition of hunting and fishing with active military personnel across the United States.

Honoring the Wounded - We are proud to show our gratitude to Purple Heart recipients. Many may not have the same physical abilities as when they joined the service, but heart and determination is something that still drives these men forward.

Therapy (Outdoor adventures) - Camp Patriot www.camppatriot.org Camp Patriot exists to take Disabled U.S. Veterans on outdoor adventures. Camp Patriot wants to renew the dreams and visions of our disabled veterans for a meaningful future. We will be bringing disabled American Veterans to the great State of Montana for outdoor adventures of their choosing. However, outdoor adventures are just some of the activities we provide disabled U.S. Military Veterans at Camp Patriot. We want to create relationships for them through outdoor adventures that will promote positive, life changing experiences.

With the construction of a first-class lodge outside of Libby, MT, we will be able to accommodate up to 20 Veterans per week. We will provide a range of outdoor activities, and will be equipped to accommodate Veterans with an array of disabilities. There will be no cost to the Veteran.

Therapy (Pets) - Penny's from Heaven Foundation www.pennysfromheaven.com Our mission is providing physical and emotional rehabilitation through pet assisted therapy. Our program objectives are as follows:  Honoring America’s fallen heroes by providing support and encouragement to our service men and women in rehabilitation, through pet assisted therapy, offering hope and inspiration to them, as well as their families. Nurturing, training, and caring for the special dogs that provide therapy or service. Affording advancement and encouragement to any person, or persons, in a rehabilitation environment through pet assisted therapy. Promoting and educating others through stories of healing, service, and courage exhibited by these animals, patients, or persons who have served our nation.

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Therapy (Resources) - Honor Their Service* www.honortheirserviceinc.org The mission of Honor Their Service is to provide assistance and comfort to wounded armed service veterans and their families; offer educational, social, and therapeutic resources that facilitate their efforts to live productive and independent lives; and through like means assure all military veterans their sacrifices have not been forgotten.

Therapy (Scuba) - Operation Bottom Time (Arizona Disabled Scuba Divers Foundation) www.azcandive.com/Bottom-Time Operation Bottom Time is a project offered by the Arizona Disabled Scuba Divers Foundation, which addresses rehabilitation needs of disabled veterans. The goals of the project are to use the sport of scuba diving to:   build participants’ confidence and competence provide opportunities to socialize and network with other disabled and able-bodied persons in a positive and productive environment provide opportunities for families to reconnect in meaningful activities that enhance physical and mental health.

Therapy (Scuba) - Scuba Warriors (Heartbeat for Warriors*) www.heartbeatforwarriors.org Scuba Warriors — therapeutic scuba diving for wounded warriors. Heartbeat—Serving Wounded Warriors pays for therapeutic scuba diving for wounded service members of GWOT, the Global War on Terrorism. We call this

program Scuba Warriors. Warriors with physical or psychological injuries, or both, can benefit from this healing activity.

Tickets - Heroes Meeting Heroes www.chrisbowser.net The mission of Heroes Meeting Heroes is to let veterans get the chance to meet and see famous comedians, music groups, etc who want to show their support of the troops. I eventually will set up some benefit shows with some huge bands and other cool things.

Tickets - Veteran Tickets Foundation www.vettix.org Our mission is to give without prejudice FREE tickets to all Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families as a way of saying Thank You! We team up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and everyday ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to the more than 26 million Veterans and Active Duty Military in the United States.

Transportation (Air Travel) - Air Charity Network www.aircharitynetwork.org Air Charity Network™ (ACN) is comprised of independent member organizations identified by specific geographical service areas. Airlift Hope NC-TN, Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, Angel Flight Northeast, Angel FlightTM Southeast, Angel Flight West and Mercy FlightTM Southeast coordinate volunteer pilot missions in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

Mercy Medical Airlift, coordinates free airline tickets for missions over 600 miles and negotiates low cost air ambulance service for individuals and families, who are in need of this special service.

Transportation (Air Travel) - Air Compassion for Veterans www.aircompassionforveterans.org The mission and purpose of Air Compassion For Veterans is to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior/veteran/ active duty military person or their family member(s) is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. ACV is committed to the ongoing healing process of our wounded warriors and will provide transport for activities that aid in the process as long as needed.

ACV has added this service for veterans who served prior to the OIF/OEF conflict. ACV has also broadened its scope to provide air transportation for the special needs of veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The majority of our missions are through commercial airlines. We can also provide air ambulance service for qualified patients that are non-ambulatory.

Transportation (Air Travel) - Angel Flight www.angelflightsoars.org Angel Flight provides free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can’t be filled in their local area. Angel Flight serves primarily patients who are traveling from, to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Our organization believes that the cost of travel should never stand in the way of receiving medical care. Therefore, our angels will take flight to get people to the hope of lifesaving treatment and all of our services are free!

Angel Flight volunteer pilots are ready to act as angels in the lives of others. We are totally committed to our mission of removing the obstacle of transportation for individuals with medical and financial needs.

Transportation (Air Travel) - Luke's Wings www.lukeswings.org Luke’s Wings provides travel planning services and airplane tickets for the families of wounded warriors currently hospitalized at medical and rehabilitation centers all over the country.

Transportation (Air Travel) - Operation Hero Miles www.operationheromiles.org Operation Hero Miles was created by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in cooperation with close to a dozen United States Airlines in October, 2003. When started, the program allowed troops stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan to fly home on leave for free. It now gives family members of wounded servicemen and women free plane tickets to visit their loved ones recovering at military hospitals across the country. Operation Hero Miles gives ordinary citizens an opportunity to help our troops in a very direct way that makes a real difference in their lives. The program is brilliant in its simplicity. Travelers donate their unused frequent flyer miles to the Fisher House Foundation.

Donations are currently being accepted from the following ten airlines: Airtran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Air Lines and US Airways.

Transportation (Air Travel) - Soldiers' Angels* www.soldiersangels.org "May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. We have over 30 different teams supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Through special projects, dedicated teams and individuals supporting our troops, we make a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families. Our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

Some teams and projects include:          Blankets of Gratitude - Handcrafted love for hospitalized veterans Blankets of Hope - Handcrafted comfort for the wounded First Response Backpacks - Supplies for wounded in-country Hero Flights - Emergency travel assistance Tank Support - Helping Veterans Travel to Medical Appointments Valour-IT - Adaptive laptops for the wounded VA Crochet & Craft - Handmade comfort & dignity for hospitalized Vets Veterans Support - Assisting veterans facilities Wounded TLC - Letters and care packages for the wounded

Transportation (to and from VA Hospitals) - Disabled American Veterans* www.dav.org The DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families. The DAV’s Voluntary Services Program operates a comprehensive network of volunteers who provide veterans free rides to and from VA medical facilities and improve care and morale for sick and disabled veterans.

TriCare - Wounded, Ill and Injured Toolkit www.tricare.mil/wii Welcome to TRICARE's Toolkit for Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members. We have provided a variety of communication's vehicles for you to view and utilize whenever suitable in educating audiences regarding their TRICARE benefits. Please feel free to share and distribute this information.

Vacation, R&R - Camp Hope (Farmington, Missouri) www.chrisnealfarm.com Camp Hope was founded in 2007 by William “Mike” White of North Carolina. The goal of Camp Hope is to construct a completely handicapped lodge where veterans may participate in hunting, fishing, canoeing, skeet shooting, hiking and relaxing in a peaceful setting.

Vacation, R&R - Disabled Veterans Rest Camp (Washington County, Minnesota) www.vetscampmn.org The Disabled Veterans Rest Camp provides facilities and opportunities for recreation, rest, and well being for all women and men who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, along with their families. The campground is open to all military personnel in good standing: Active duty, Reservists/Guard, Veterans, Disabled, Retirees, Families and Friends.

Vacation, R&R - Honor Them Foundation www.honorthemfoundation.org The Honor Them Foundation utilizes vacant timeshares and cancelled or unbooked cruises to send combat veterans and their families to five-star resorts or on cruises at no charge to them.

Vacation, R&R - Hunts for Heroes www.huntsforheroes.com Hunts for Heroes is an organization based in El Campo, Texas . El Campo is in the heart of the best goose hunting and fishing in North America . Hunts for Heroes has chapters in South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, and California and we eventually hope to have chapters in every state in the USA.

We are dedicated to providing quality hunting and outdoor related activities to men and women that have been wounded on the field of battle in service to our country in the war against terrorism. We organize hunts with

professional guides and outfitters throughout the country for heroes that enjoy the outdoors. All of our hunts are free of charge for service men and women that are approved by organizations such as those sanctioned by the United States military. We also help with expenses in getting to and from such an event.

Vacation, R&R - Hunters Helping Soldiers www.huntershelpingsoldiers.org We are dedicated to taking wounded warriors on hunting and fishing trips to not only fulfill a trip of a lifetime,but to help the healing process through the great outdoors. On this website you will find all of the information,pictures,trips,meeting minutes,and the "whats going on with hhs" This organization is not limited to current military, you can be retired, active, vet,or immediate family to qualify for one of our many events or trips.

Vacation, R&R - Reel Thanx www.reelthanx.org Reel Thanx was created in 2007 to honor and show thanks and support to service members who have been injured in the line of duty. Through the combined efforts of nationally recognized sponsors and generous private and corporate donors, Reel Thanx is able to give back to the heroes of "Operation Enduring Freedom" and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" by taking these selfless individuals on an amazing fishing getaway.

Vacation, R&R - RnR Oasis www.rnroasis.org Our mission at RnR Oasis is to assist disabled and wounded U.S. Combat Veterans in returning to as normal a life as possible, in the least amount of time. It has been our experience that healing and closure takes place around a campfire. Combat brothers and sisters, helping each other on the road to recovery.

RnR Oasis provides a safe camping experience with other Veterans to maximize the environment that promotes healing and closure. To that end, RnR Oasis currently rents or leases campgrounds, provides all gear and equipment, food and even fire wood for up to 50 veterans at a time. There is no cost to the Veteran in this program.

Vacation, R&R - Sun Valley Adaptive Sports (Ketchum, Idaho) www.svasp.org SVAS is consider one of the nation’s most effective and innovative adaptive sports organizations. Our winter and summer programs attract youth, adults, veterans, and adaptive sports superstars from around the country. We’re

the top pick of many military hospitals and veteran service organizations around the country who look for quality programs to help restore and rehabilitate the men and women who have been severely wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. No matter who we’re serving, we strive to offer a fun and safe experience that will having lasting and meaningful impact.

Vacation, R&R - Take a Soldier Fishing www.takeasoldierfishing.org We assist communities at large, by offering them the ability to show their support for the troops by sponsoring our Take A Soldier Fishing program. This allows service members to see just how much they are appreciated. For those that serve to support our fishing program, it gives the individual the ability to see how their support makes a profound difference in a service member or veterans life by providing a safe and positive outdoor experience.

We strive to show that there are people out there that care, and want to help. By providing these events, we have found they give the soldiers something to look forward to. We have also found that soldiers have also changed their outlook on life - the way they feel about wearing their uniform and a new sense of hope. Air Compassion for Veterans The mission of Air Compassion for Veterans is to provide medically-related air transport to servicemembers, Veterans and their Families affected by military deployment in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Department of Defense Community Relations Department of Defense Community Relations connects individuals, organizations and companies to hundreds of homefront groups offering support to the military community. The program also connects military servicemembers and their Families to homefront groups that provide assistance. Army Well-Being Uses an integrated systems approach to sustain and improve the well-being and quality of life of the Army's people to maximize readiness and mission performance. Army Reserve Warrior and Family Assistance Center The Army Reserve Warrior and Family Assistance Center assists Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families with issues concerning medical care, military and VA benefits, personnel actions, financial difficulties, Family counseling and more. Fisher House Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable Family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. There is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center to assist Families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home

in a supportive environment. By law, there is no charge for any Family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No Family pays to stay at any Fisher House. Heroes for Heroes Heroes for Heroes supports injured military members and their Families and the Armed Services YMCA at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and Camp Pendleton. Homes For Our Troops "Homes For Our Troops" assists severely injured military members and their Families by raising money, building materials and professional labor to build a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility. Impact Player Partners Impact Player Partners provides a simple mechanism for individuals and corporations to help provide emotional and financial support for our severely wounded /disabled Veterans from Overseas Contingency Operations since 9/11. Military Family Research Institute The Military Family Research Institute is a research and outreach organization based at Purdue University, funded by the Lilly Endowment, the Office of Military Community and Family Policy in the Department of Defense, and others. They conduct studies that provide insight into the experiences of military members and their Families, and to design and implement outreach activities that assist military Families in Indiana and beyond. MFRI strives to proactively build relationships with partners in both the military and civilian communities. Military Family Support Center Services The Federal Occupational Health (FOH) Family Support Center Program provides a range of customized support services to military and civilian personnel at installations nationwide. Whether military organizations need fully staffed FSCs or smaller one-person satellite style centers, FOH can offer highly trained Family services professionals to help meet the needs of military servicemembers, retirees, DOD civilians, and their Families. MyArmyLifeToo This Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) Web site maintains the readiness of individuals, Families and communities within America's Army by developing, coordinating and delivering services that promote resiliency and stability during war and peace. National Guard Family Program Family Services provides programs that encourage continued well-being and an increased quality of life. These programs include: State Advocacy Program, Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Emergency Placement Care, Family Member Employee Assistance Program, Relocation Assistance Program, Emergency Financial Assistance, Food Locker, Family Referral and Out Reach, and Consumer Affairs and Financial Assistance. National Military Family Association (NMFA)

The National Military Family Association – “The Voice for Military Families” – is dedicated to serving the Families and survivors of the seven uniformed services through education, information, and advocacy. NMFA is the only national organization dedicated to identifying and resolving issues of concern to military Families. Operation First Response Supports the nation's wounded heroes and their Families with personal and financial needs. For many Families financial hardship starts quickly, and for others it’s the extra costs and lost wages. OFR is committed to support these Families with aid such as rent or mortgage payments, money to pay overdue bills, purchase clothing, groceries and transportation for medical treatment. Operation Homefront Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance to Soldiers, Families they leave behind, and wounded warriors when they return home. Programs include providing emergency aid such as food, baby care items, auto donation and repair, financial aid and social outreach. Sentinels Of Freedom Sentinels Of Freedom provides life-changing opportunities for servicemembers who have suffered severe injuries and need the support of grateful communities to realize their dreams. Sentinels Of Freedom provides “life scholarships” to help Veterans become self sufficient. Sentinels succeeds because whole communities help. Local businesses and individuals not only give money, but also time, goods and services, housing and transportation. Strategic Outreach to Families of all Reservists Strategic Outreach to Families helps Reservist Families reduce their stress and prepare for the possibility that their Reservist or Guard member may exhibit symptoms of trauma from serving in a combat zone. The goal of SOFAR is to provide a flexible and diverse range of psychological services that fosters stabilization, aids in formulating prevention plans to avoid crises, and helps Families to manage acute problems effectively when they occur. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes connects individuals, corporations and others to help severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans and their Families. They provide Emergency Financial Aid, Family Support Network events, Wounded Hero Career Network Programs, Homes for Wounded Heroes and Road to Recovery Conference. USA Cares USA Cares is a worldwide charitable organization serving military servicemembers and their Families of all ranks and branches with direction, advice, and grant assistance for quality of life issues caused by military service. To date, USA Cares has assisted thousands of servicemembers and Families with millions of dollars and found resources. USA Together USA Together brings together injured servicemembers who need assistance and the people who want to help them.

U.S. Welcome Home Foundation The United States Welcome Home Foundation provides services and resources beyond the budget and mission capabilities of the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other national, state and local Veterans’ agencies. Veterans Airlift Command The Veterans Airlift Command arranges air transportation for Veterans and their Families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a nationwide network of volunteer pilots and their aircraft. Veteran Center Readjustment Counseling and Bereavement Counseling Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat Veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and Family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral. alcohol/drug assessments. information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. Veterans Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all Veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their Family members for military related issues. Vacation, R&R - The Link Up http://thelink-up.ning.com/ A non-profit organization connecting injured veterans with various donors willing to offer assistance participating in outdoor activities. Our mission is to empower a Warrior-in-Transition with self-reliance to choose and enjoy the outdoor sport of their interest. Our vision is to create a network which links veterans wounded in action or while serving our country with hunting and fishing partners and opportunities through an online community.  That all Wounded Warriors become self-sufficient to enjoy hunting and fishing through a network of outdoor enthusiasts willing to share their time and/or resources. To build on the camaraderie that service members enjoy by creating a ‘net’ for wounded veterans to connect with other patriotic persons: retired, former military, active/reserve soldiers, or the dedicated citizen.

Vacation, R&R - Wounded Warrior Family Support www.woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically.

Wounded Warriors Family Support mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly resorts that we provide free of charge. The resort condominiums that we own in Orlando, Florida and Galveston, Texas are quiet havens where war torn families can reunite and become stronger.

Vacation, R&R - Wounded Warrior Outdoors www.woundedwarrioroutdoors.com Our mission is simple and focused. To reward our combat wounded veterans with the outdoor trip of their lifetime. A small way of thanking them for their unselfish presonal sacrifaces in helping to preserve our freedom.

Veteran's Benefits - Disabled American Veterans* www.dav.org The DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families. Annually, the DAV represents more than 200,000 veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.

Veteran's Benefits - In Our Boots* http://inourboots.org/ Our objectives: To make our wounded and recovering United States military service-members, past and present, aware of the benefits afforded to them by the U.S. Government and other Charitable/Humanitarian Organizations; to make the general American Public aware of the stigma’s that wounded military service-members experience in society; and to cause all of us to remember the cost related to their service of America; to fill in the gaps where there are shortcomings of care; as well as represent the interests of the wounded in and out of the military including their families and caregivers.

Veteran's Benefits - Iraq War Veterans Organization www.iraqwarveterans.org The "Iraq War Veterans Organization" was created to organize and represent Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.

The Iraq War Veterans Organization provides information and support for: Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans, Global War on Terror Veterans, Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans, active military personnel and family members related to pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment issues, as well as service member and family Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployment Readiness problems, information about PTSD, Health issues and Veterans Benefits. The Iraq War Veterans Organization website has links to information about Veterans Administration health care, readjustment after deployment, education, employment, military discounts, PTSD issues, support-chat forums, family support and deployment information.

Veteran's Benefits - Military Order of the Purple Heart www.purpleheart.org The Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Program exists to assist Veterans, ALL veterans, in working with the VA and filing claims for the many benefits that are available. You do NOT need to be a Member of the Purple Heart Organization to seek assistance. The program provides veterans' benefits experts at various veterans administration regional offices, hospitals, vet centers, and state and county veterans facilities.

What we do:   Provide available assistance to ALL Veterans, their dependents, widows and orphans. Process veterans' claims for compensation, pension, medical care, education, job training, employment, veterans preference, housing, death, and burial benefits. Serve on President's Committee for employment of people with disabilities. Assist in identifying and helping homeless veterans.

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Veterans Benefits (Medical Related Issues) - Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline www.armyfamiliesonline.org or 1-800-984-8523 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Many of our Soldiers injured in support of the Global War on Terror and their families have been enduring hardships in navigating through our medical care system. Our Army is committed to providing outstanding medical care for the men and women who have volunteered to serve this great nation. The Acting Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army have directed the establishment of the “Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline” to provide wounded Soldiers and their families with a way to seek help to resolve their medical related issues.

Veterans Benefits - National Veterans Foundation* www.nvf.org Our Mission: to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through:    Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness 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, and other essential resources.

Veterans Benefits - Paralyzed Veterans of America www.pva.org Paralyzed Veterans of America works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.

We are the only Congressionally chartered veterans organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of SCI/SCD veterans.

Veterans Benefits - The Kitchen Table Gang www.kitchentablegang.org The Kitchen Table Gang Trust is a free resource designed to provide news and valuable content to veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. The site offers news features and insightful information covering current military and world events, veteran benefits, and stories featuring the men and women that bravely serve and have served our country.

Website - Caring Bridge www.caringbridge.org Free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.

Website - You can create a free website to honor a veteran or military loved one (Military Tributes) www.military-tributes.com Military-Tributes.com is a site dedicated to the love and support of our military members. We believe in God, country, family, and our brave men and women in the military. Military-Tributes.com is not ashamed to stand for what is right and wrong. But we are NOT necessarily a political site. Our main goal is to give families who have loved ones in the military a place to show off, support, love, and share the pride they have for their military member. This site is totally free to use and join. We do not put ads on your own military tribute website here out of respect. You will have complete control of all photos and comments. This is just our small step in supporting our beloved members of the United States Military. We would appreciate any promotion you can give of this website. This site is brand new, started in June 2009. When we have a few members, we will even spotlight them on our main page.

Wishes Granted - Warrior's Wish Foundation (for those battling life-limiting illness)

www.awarriorwish.org The Warrior's Wish Foundation enhances the lives of United States Military Veterans and their families who are battling a life-limiting illness. Through the fantastic financial support of generous donors, the financial contributions of Veterans' Service Organizations, our volunteer network and our wonderful corporate partnerships, we are able to grant the wishes of those who have served this great nation of ours. A wish may be as simple as a new hearing aid or scooter chair, or as involved as one last family vacation or reunion.

The Warrior's Wish Foundation is the first and only of its kind granting wishes exclusively for Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Working with an extensive network of Wish Facilitators, we grant wishes for Veterans in all 50 States. Our continued existence is dependent upon the generosity of folks like you who contribute cash and in-kind donations and answer our call to help.

Wishes Granted - Wish For Our Heroes www.wish4ourheroes.org The Phoenix Group launched a non-profit foundation in November of 2009 that grants wishes for active duty Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and their families. The Foundation strives to relieve the burdens of family separation, re-integration for deployed soldiers, hardship circumstances, and other means of assistance not covered by existing military charities. The Foundation is driven by an interactive website allowing anyone to request a wish for active duty members of our Armed Forces. The website allows ‘wish granters’ to view wishes and contribute donations.

Care Giver Support Resources for Wounded Warriors and their Families Main Page - Resources for Wounded Warriors

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Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org/caregiver

FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Our pioneering programs--information, education, services, research and advocacy--support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Find other warriors and families experiencing life after war (Not Alone) www.notalone.com Not Alone started in 2008 when a group of warriors and professionals discovered a significant gap in the government's capacity to help warriors and their families come home from war. There needed to be a confidential online community where those warriors could congregate to help each other. Our personal experiences with war trauma led us to reach out to those that need help.

Not Alone has formed partnerships with various organizations to create new ways across the nation to help those returning from war.

Not Alone draws on a unique group of individuals with personal experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan war. We have been in your shoes. We have struggled to regain our lives and to find the new normal at home. Professionals, warriors and experts have been vital in helping to bring the Not Alone vision into reality. We've been through the experience of war and returning home from war and hope that our persistence, experience and passion can help others in their journey as well. We understand. We get it.

(Comfort Homes) - Fisher House www.fisherhouse.org Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide "a home away from home" that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment.

Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

(Comfort Homes) - Fisher House support by Homefront Hugs* website

HELP SPONSOR A FAMILY Your gift will be used to help meet the cost of lodging for a family whose loved one was injured in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. There is a limit to the number of families who can stay in a Fisher House. We are committed to help provide lodging for families who must find commercial lodging, because the Fisher House is full.

HELP PROVIDE FOR BASIC NEEDS Fisher House supports military personnel wounded in action and those seriously ill being treated in military hospitals in the U.S. and overseas. Your donation of "Gifts from the Homefront" certificates will ease the burden for military personnel and their families at a most stressful time in their lives.

HELP PROVIDE FOOD AND STAPLES Fisher House is proud to be one of a select group of national organizations participating in special program that provides military families in need with gift certificates that can be used to buy food and staples through the commissary (the military's grocery store). Your gift help meet the basic needs of a family during a stressful time.

Honor Them Foundation www.honorthemfoundation.org The Honor Them Foundation utilizes vacant timeshares and cancelled or unbooked cruises to send combat veterans and their families to five-star resorts or on cruises at no charge to them.

Hope for the Warriors* www.hopeforthewarriors.org The mission of Hope for the Warriors™ is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured. To accomplish our mission, we have designed special programs that allow and encourage community involvement. We welcome you to read through our website to learn more about how we help and how you can too.

Immediate Needs Grants - Hope For The Warriors™ is prepared to help provide financial assistance once a notice of very severe injury is made. Travel is expensive and sometimes financially prohibitive, especially overseas. Funds are available so that a spouse or parent will be able to be at their loved one's bedside.

A Warrior's Wish - It is with great pleasure that Hope For The Warriors™ grants wishes to severely injured service members in an effort to restore hope in the eye of a hero. While disabilities are not a barrier in life, they can create some monumental hurdles. Priorities change and sometimes the small important wishes for life must be set aside. Beyond meeting immediate physical and emotional needs, a Warrior's Wish fulfills a desire for quality of life beyond recovery and a quest for life gratifying endeavors. Whether realizing a dream to go hunting, ride a bike again or own a home adapted to their specialized needs, it is the mission of Hope For The Warriors™ to see that Wounded Warriors and their families are actively engaged.

Warrior House - Recognizing that wounded warriors with spouses and their families also benefit from the camaraderie and shared experiences of others, Hope For The Warriors™ has founded the Warrior House™ program. Warrior House™ will provide transitional, adapted living quarters for wounded families until such time that they can find suitable long-term adapted housing. In addition, Warrior HouseT will provide lodging for families visiting wounded service members at the Wounded Warrior Barracks (Maxwell Hall) or Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Warrior House™ I & II will provide adaptive housing for wounded Marines and Sailors returning to Camp Lejeune for their unit homecomings.

Wounded Warrior Barracks - Hope For The Warriors™ pledges its support to the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Lejeuneand Camp Pendleton and the proliferation of the centralized billeting concept at other installations so that wounded service members of all military branches can come together as a team to recover and transition to the next phase of their lives, whether it be back to duty or to civilian life.

Spouses' Scholarships - Hope For The Warriors™ awards scholarships to US military spouses of Wounded and Fallen Warriors. The purpose of the scholarships is to identify, recognize and reward exceptional spouses for their strength, fidelity and resolve despite adversity and to aid in their continued education at a reputable, accredited college or trade school as they assume critical roles in the financial well being of their families.

Laptops for the Wounded www.laptopsforthewounded.com Laptops for the Wounded provides laptops with webcams to wounded troops in military hospitals. The laptops are then used by the troops to remain in contact with wives, husbands, families and loved ones, while recuperating from their combat wounds. The laptops will then remain at the hospitals to be used by other incoming wounded troops to contact, and remain in contact, with loved ones.

Support Group for Combat Health Care Providers (Heartbeat for Warriors*) www.heartbeatforwarriors.org Warrior Caregivers United—Serving Wounded Warriors offers a specialized support group for combat health care providers. The group is confidential and uplifting. The goal is to provide education and assist the warriors in growing supportive networks. Members develop, strengthen, and learn to use positive coping skills. This is critical for a healthy and productive life.

Combat medics, doctors, Navy corpsmen, and trauma nurses are military staff trained to provide medical care on the battlefield. This includes trauma care, first aid, and surgery. Each position differs slightly. Some might also oversee the troops’ ongoing health. Training for field medicine is rigorous and challenging; not all service members can complete the training. The combat medical team also includes chaplains, who are vital to the team’s success. Warrior Caregivers United welcomes all combat chaplains.

Support Group for Wounded Warrior Spouses (Heartbeat for Warriors*) www.heartbeatforwarriors.org Wounded Warriors Spouse Support (WWSS) is a support group open to male and female spouses of wounded service members from all locations:

•Warrior Transition Battalion

•Madigan Army Medical Center

•All units

•All bases

Monthly groups cover events and educational topics that help wounded warrior spouses with their unique life circumstances. Group meetings include free childcare, refreshments, and door prizes. It’s also an opportunity for Heartbeat and our donors to pamper those who sacrifice daily for us.

Operation Life Transformed* www.lifetransformed.org The mission of Life Transformed is to:

Provide education and resources to our war wounded caregivers and military spouses through private and corporate entities. Increase awareness of the long term needs of these families and support the caregiver and military spouse as they re-enter the civilian sector.

Our focus is to enable our caregivers and military spouses to find job placement, flexible business models or participate in training and educational programs in fields that readily fit around medical schedules, deployment, disabilities, future rehabilitation and transitioning, to create a portable lifestyle for the military family. Our goal is to empower achievement, independence, and the assurance of renewed hope.

Veteran Tickets Foundation www.vettix.org Our mission is to give without prejudice FREE tickets to all Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families as a way of saying Thank You! We team up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and everyday ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to the more than 26 million Veterans and Active Duty Military in the United States.

Well Spouse Association www.wellspouse.org A home for the husbands, wives and partners of those with any chronic illness, disease or disability. We hope you will find the information presented here easy to navigate and helpful in your caregiver journey.

Wounded Warrior Family Support www.woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically.

Wounded Warriors Family Support mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly resorts that we provide free of charge. The resort condominiums that we own in Orlando, Florida and Galveston, Texas are quiet havens where war torn families can reunite and become stronger.

Wounded Warrior Wives (Operation HomeFront)

www.operationhomefront.net The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the miraculous improvements in battlefield medicine have produced a new community of survivors; those warriors who come home. But those who come home have changed.

These changes, be they emotional or physical, often require the tireless efforts of spouses, mothers, sisters or other loved ones to support and care for them. If you are one of those selfless caregivers, this program was created just for you.

Through on-site support communities, and our virtual community that includes an online discussion forum, Wounded Warrior Wives provides female caregivers with opportunities to build relationships, access resources and enjoy brief moments of rest and respite from their care giving responsibilities.

Care.com Care.com is an online service that helps people locate care and service providers in their area and helps providers find jobs. Caregiver’s Home Companion Caregiver’s Home serves the caregiver with education, information, resources and support. Family Caregiver Alliance FCA has developed a wide array of services and publications based on caregiver needs and offers programs at local, state, and national levels. Often described as a one-stop shopping center for caregivers. Family Caregiving 101 This site was created exclusively for people who are caring for loved ones. It is designed to assist the caregiver with practical information and moral support. National Family Caregivers Association A grass roots organization that educates, supports and empowers Families who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones. NFCA reaches across different diagnoses, relationships and life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all Family caregivers.

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