The Real Deal

Top-Rated, Veteran Founded, and Veteran Run Charity directly serving the needs of our Nation's Combat Wounded Veterans and their Families.

‘When America Goes to War… Our Families Go to War’

THIS SITE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

Our Mission

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.

Caregiver Respite

Provides respite and supplemental services nationwide to the caregivers and families of wounded combat veterans.

Veteran Training

In partnership with UAW-Ford we offer a six-week welding training program to assist veterans with meaningful careers.

Airman with daughter

Family Retreats

Memorable vacations provided free of charge to allow combat wounded veterans to strengthen the bonds with their families

Mobility is Freedom

Custom outfitted vehicles to enhance the lives of wounded veterans.  Providing freedom and independence in their family’s everyday lives.

Due to overwhelming demand, a fresh shipment of Combat Wounded Parking Signs are in stock and ready for your organization to install.

Combat Wounded Parking Signs

When America goes to war, our families go to war. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines face the kind of stress that most Americans will never know. That stress takes its toll on more than just the military members themselves, but also their families. The strain on the family is only increased when a family member is wounded or killed while serving.

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.

The families of our casualties suffer in many ways — emotionally, psychologically and financially. Our organization supports wounded veterans and their families, even after physical needs are met, to help them heal, recover and reconnect. We work to provide services and resources to combat-wounded veterans and their families that supplement those provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies. We also work with military and nonprofit partners to identify and fill gaps in services for wounded veterans and their families.

Please Support the families of our Wounded Warriors by making a donation today!

Colonel John Folsom

Please take a few minutes to learn about Wounded Warriors Family Support and what we do to support the families of those who, as Abraham Lincoln said, “… gave the last full measure of devotion.”

We cannot complete our mission without you.

Semper Fidelis!

John D. Folsom
Colonel, United States Marine Corps, Reserve (Ret.)
Founder, Wounded Warriors Family Support

Meet our President and CEO, Kate McCauley
Kate McCauley

When Kate joined Wounded Warriors Family Support in September of 2007, it was a modest organization that was able to assist a relatively few combat wounded families. During the next 13 years since she joined as our first employee, she has helped grow our organization to what it is today: a highly respected and highly rated nonprofit organization that now assists hundreds of combat wounded families in all 50 states.

Her leadership was instrumental in enabling Wounded Warriors Family Support to earn an A+ rating with Charity Watch, a 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator and being named in 2019 by Consumer Reports as one of the best veterans charities in the United States.

In her 13 years with Wounded Warriors Family Support, Kate served as a director in programs and administration as well as corporate duties of treasurer and secretary. The multitude of roles and responsibilities over the years has prepared Kate for her newest challenge: that of President.

Kate earned her certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

On her time off she enjoys spending time with her family (especially her two granddaughters!), kick boxing, jogging, attending soccer games, and going to the gym.

Get Involved

Host A Golf, Run, or Other Event!

You and your company or organization can assist our nation’s combat-wounded veteran families by hosting fundraising events.  Please let us know about your event and anything we can do to help.

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