- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. It was founded 10 years ago and has since grown to serve over 53,000 veterans.
- Participants are called “alumni,” because they have all gone through a similar experience.
- Outdoors for All is a grant recipient and program provider of Wounded Warrior Project, offering over 180 activity days for over 200 alumni per year.
- Common injuries sustained by alumni are PTS, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and amputations.
Why Outdoor Recreation?
- Promotes connection to senses and trust in self-ability to healthily manage stress.
- Unique to individual and their experiences and interests
- Builds social support networks and encourages physical exercise
- Promotes self-confidence and trust in others
An estimated 400,000 service members live with “invisible wounds” from war, including combat-related stress, major depression, and post traumatic stress disorder Overall, an estimated 5-6 million Americans between 18-54 have PTS.
This training is for informational purposes only and is not associated with an accredited training program.
Photos: 2014 Seattle to Portland Cycle Team (Top Left), WWP Mt. Hood Excursion (Top Right), Kayaking on Solo Point, WA (Bottom Left), WWP Snowshoe Day (Bottom Middle), WWP Adaptive Triathalon in Seattle (Bottom Right)