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Give an Hour and Wounded Warrior Project Partnership

WWP serves service members who have incurred a service-connected wound, injury, or illness of the mind, body, or spirit on or after September 11, 2001. WWP provides 18 programs including Project Odyssey™ Retreats. Using an adventure learning program model, these retreats help Wounded Warriors reach the following goals:

  • Recognize combat and operational stress and PTSD as invisible wounds of war
  • Find ways to connect with their peers and community
  • Learn about mental health resources in their area and how to get access to a therapist
  • Start behavioral health treatment
  • Start their journey to recovery

Give an Hour providers participate in this exciting collaborative venture in two ways:

  1. Volunteer to attend a Project Odyssey Retreat to provide psycho-education in individual and/or group formats, facilitate group discussions, conduct one-on-one consultations as needed with retreat attendees, and support warriors by co-participating in adventure activities. WWP covers most travel expenses. In addition, Give an Hour will thank providers with an honorarium.
  2. Volunteer to accept clients directly from the WWP retreats to enhance the continuity of care and maintain the warriors' momentum as they journey beyond combat stress.

If you have experience working with military and veteran populations, are in good physical condition, have provided trauma treatment, and have a thorough understanding of military culture and its impact on warriors and/or families, please contact Erin Timmermans, GAH Program Specialist, at kross@giveanhour.org to inquire about opportunities to get involved in the future.

Become a Give an Hour Provider:

If you are interested in donating one hour per week of mental health support or treatment to a service member, veteran or their loved ones, please register to become a Give an Hour volunteer provider on giveanhour.org.

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At an average rate of $100/hour, Give an Hour providers donated over $11,700 in counseling services via WWP referrals within the past year.

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Interested in provider training?

Already participating in WWP retreats?

Join the WWP - GAH Project Odyssey Providers group.

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