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Partner Spotlight

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) supports veterans and their families through employment and educational resources and programs. Through a network of reintegration resources, IVMF advocates for and provides services that support successful transition to civilian life. Start your transition by accessing IVMF’s VetNet for a one-stop shop in transition assistance resources across the country.

Warrior Transition Command

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) assists service members, veterans and their families through periods of transition in military life. WTC’s Warrior Care and Transition Program and Army Wounded Warrior support successful resilience and reintegration for service members with both physical and invisible wounds. Visit the WTC blog to learn about resources available to service members in periods of transition through the WTC.


Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) provides in-person resiliency trainings for military families. Located on several military installations across the United States, FOCUS offers onsite trainings targeting five skills to maintain readiness and resiliency during all stages of deployment. Find a FOCUS program near you, and visit their online resources for additional resilience support.

Sierra Club Military Families and Veterans Initiative

The Sierra Club Military Families and Veterans Initiative engages service members, veterans and families in outdoor recreational activities to cope with psychological health concerns. The Sierra Club creates a safe space for warriors and their families to transition to civilian life and build resilience as they explore the natural world. Read about past adventures and experiences, and stay tuned for upcoming events!

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) connects homeless veterans with local support organizations and informational resources to assist in overcoming homelessness. NCHV offers services such as housing, food, health care, employment opportunities and legal assistance to homeless veterans. Visit their resource directory to find outreach support near you.

New Directions for Veterans

New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) connects veterans to support resources as they transition to civilian life. The multiple facilities that make up NDVets provide coping skills for psychological health concerns in addition to a wide range of additional support resources, including substance abuse rehabilitation, housing assistance and employment trainings for veterans in the Los Angeles area. Listen to the success stories of veterans who have benefited from NDVets’ efforts.

Veterans 360

Veterans 360 is a program to develop and facilitate coping stills for returning veterans. Through engaging activities, educational trainings, employment guidance and psychological health care methods, Veterans 360’s program exposes their student veterans to the skills they need to successfully transition to civilian life. Fill out a simple questionnaire for more information about how you can enroll in the program.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs OEF/OIF Outreach Teams

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) OEF/OIF Outreach Team provides access to support services for returning warriors of OEF/OIF and their families. Connect with employment, health, educational, financials and housing resources for transitioning service members. The website also provides service members and families with information on transitioning to the VA, and where to find additional resources for support. Learn about VA benefits, including five years of cost free health care if you are a returning OEF/OIF veteran.

Veteran Artist Program

Veteran Artist Program (VAP) connects veterans to art programs through collaboration with creative arts communities. VAP assists networking in visual arts, performing arts, writing and literature, film and video and new and interactive media. Rooted in New York City, VAP is expanding across the country showcasing rising artists’ works. Visit VAP’s events page to see what productions are coming to your area!

The Real Warriors Campaign collaborates with a variety of not-for-profit organizations that share our mission and can help us reach out to service members, families and health care providers. Our network of partners and affiliates includes military organizations and programs, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations and local groups. Through communication and collaboration with these organizations, the campaign can offer the most relevant and up-to-date resources and provide partners with easy and effective outreach mechanisms.

Explore the categories below to learn more about our affiliates and partners, or see a complete list. 

To learn more about the Real Warriors Partnership Program and how to become a partner or affiliate, download the Partnership Program Informational Sheet or contact us.


Partners and affiliates are not-for-profit organizations who support the mission of the Real Warriors Campaign. The appearance of organizations does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the organizations, linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. All partnerships are informal and do not involve any financial support.  The Real Warriors Campaign reserves the right to refuse any partnership/affiliate request that is not deemed appropriate or to terminate any partner relationship at any point.

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense of this website or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.

Last Reviewed: 07/12/13
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