Who We Serve
The Combat Wounded Coalition provides program services to combat-wounded warriors who have received the Purple Heart, veterans injured in the line of duty while training for combat operations and warriors diagnosed with PTSD and TBI directly linked to their combat operations.
The Combat Wounded Coalition's vision is to ensure every wounded warrior realizes their full potential.
The Combat Wounded Coalition's mission is to inspire our wounded warriors to overcome. We accomplish this through direct programs and connections to other vetted organizations through our four program pillars: pride, power, purpose and peace. Another CWC mission is to provide clothing modifications to wounded warriors in need.
We offer support through Wounded Wear, our unique line of apparel for anyone who wants to show their patriotism and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our warriors. We also honor families of the fallen with opportunities to participate in events with our heroes.
Families of the Fallen
The Combat Wounded Coalition's Families of the Fallen Program, as part of its mission, is committed to providing support to families of service members who:
- Were killed during combat operations or hostilities against the United States
- Died due to complications from injuries received during combat operations or during hostilities against the United States (including accidents and exposures)
- Were killed during training missions in preparation for combat operations
- Were lost to suicide as a result of post traumatic stress following service in DOD-identified combat theaters
Due to the focused scope of our mission, we do not have the resources to support families of service members who died as result of natural death, crime, routine military training, accidents, illness or suicide not directly linked to combat experience.
Words from our Heroes
Thank you so much for the amazing package! It was much more than I could have ever asked for, rest assured I will wear my Wounded Wear with pride!
The Combat Wounded Coalition™ is a nonprofit organization (tax ID – 27-0426467) that inspires combat-wounded warriors to Overcome through four program pillars - Pride, Power, Purpose and Peace. The CWC provides free Wounded Wear™ clothing kits and clothing modifications to combat-wounded warriors as part of our Pride program as well as raising national awareness of the sacrifice that built our nation. The Power pillar is built around demonstrating to our warriors that despite their injuries, there are no limitations. We do this by pushing them outside their comfort zones through signature events like Jumping for a Purpose where we take wounded warriors and Gold Star family members skydiving. Additionally, through our Power program, we are always looking for other vetted partner organizations to get our warriors back out, living greatly and overcoming the physical and invisible wounds of war.
Our last two pillars are built to help our combat-wounded warriors discover Purpose in their new lives and, ultimately, find Peace. CWC believes the greatest gift we can give our warriors is to help them find their new Purpose after military service and the impact of war. We accomplish this through our initial warrior database questionnaire, as program recipients identify needs under our four-pillar pipeline. Whether through outdoor empowering activities or support with housing, education or employment, the CWC will help make connections to vetted and proven for-profit and nonprofit organizations who can help fulfill these needs. Our last pillar is to help our warriors find Peace from the invisible wounds of war by identifying individuals looking for mental health support. We then connect them to key, national organizations that are providing ground-breaking non-pharmacological treatments to help them fight against traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress.
Lastly, the CWC has developed and launched the Overcome Academy™, a curriculum-based program of leadership, resiliency and communication skills for wounded warriors. The program is designed to get them back into their communities as leaders by working with schools, businesses and youth mentorship programs. Through the Overcome Academy we strive to turn our wounded warriors into the next greatest generation.
The Combat Wounded Coalition has a 6,600 sq. ft facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, a lean paid staff and an all-star team of patriotic volunteers to facilitate the accomplishment of our mission.