Mobility is Freedom
Wounded Warriors Family Support launched Mobility is Freedom in 2015 to provide modified Ford vehicles for combat wounded veterans. The program aims to enhance the quality of life for wounded veterans by providing freedom and independence in their everyday lives. Our belief is that given a properly equipped vehicle for their individual needs they will have to freedom to live a productive and quality life with their family. These vehicles are typically specially adapted to suit veterans who are paralyzed or have lost legs or arms.
Vehicles that fit the need, Built Ford Tough
If a van is what you and your family needs, Wounded Warriors Family Support can provide a van. But our partners in this mission have other options available to your family. We believe this should be an adaptive and flexible vehicle that you want to be seen in. So we have the full line of Ford vehicles to work with. We select Ford vehicles for their Made in the USA content and also for UAW-Ford’s steadfast commitment to our nations veterans. The modifications are made to fit specific needs, tell us what you need and we can facilitate that need.
If a veteran is combat wounded and eligible for the VA Automobile or other Conveyance Equipment Grant (21-4502) and is interested in purchasing a Ford vehicle, then the veteran is eligible for a matching grant from Wounded Warriors Family Support. If interested in applying for a vehicle grant, please use the information on the contact page to inquire about this program.
Native American Veterans Support, Transition, and Resources
American Indians have proudly worn our nation’s uniform in every conflict and have served with distinction for over two hundred years. Native Americans have the highest percentage serving in the United States military than any other ethnic group in the US.
To honor the service and sacrifice of our nations American Indian veterans, Wounded Warriors Family Support through the NAVSTaR program donates vehicles to selected tribes around the nation to assist the veterans on their reservations. These vehicles get used a a number of ways depending on the needs of the tribe. Transport to and from Veteran Affairs medical appointments, movement of supplies, emergency vehicles.
NAVSTaR is a branch of the Mobility is Freedom program as many times these vehicles will also need some specialized equipment added to fulfill the needs of disabled veterans on the reservations.
Mobility is Freedom is supported by generous donations from the American public. For over a decade, Wounded Warriors Family Support has promoted the program through the High Five Tour.
In 2017, Microsoft employees joined the mission and started their own mission called Drive the Journey. Drive the Journey in 2019 donated a Ford Explorer to the Makah Tribe of Northern Washington. You can learn more about the donation here: Drive the Journey 2019
As of December 2020, applications for the NAVSTaR program are closed.