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Partner Spotlight

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is the Military Health System’s resource and research center for traumatic brain injury (TBI). DVBIC’s TBI Recovery Support Program (RSP) connects service members and veterans with a TBI, their families and caregivers to medical and non-medical services and resources; use this interactive map to find a DVBIC center near you. Check out DVBIC’s new podcast series, The TBI Family, to find resources, tips and information for caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI.

Returning Veterans Project

The Returning Veterans Project (RVP) provides post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families access to free and confidential health care services. RVP connects people to counseling and alternative treatment therapies through their network of community resources in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Search the Provider Directory to find RVP providers in your area.

Heroes on the Water

Heroes on the Water provides outdoor wellness activities for service members coping with psychological health concerns or traumatic brain injury. Free fishing trips and other outdoor activities, including Coordinated Therapeutic Programs can be found at locations across the country. Find a Heroes on the Water excursion in your area.

Give An Hour

Give an Hour provides free psychological health care for returning service members, veterans and their families. Licensed psychological health providers offer counseling services, as well as education and training across the country. Give an Hour Connected provides a registry of services, news and events for service members and veterans, including topics like reintegration and behavioral health. Access the Give an Hour basic provider search to find counselors in your area.

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is a network of state organizations that develops public programs that support people coping with traumatic brain injuries and their families. NASHIA also provides a listing of educational resources, including articles and fact sheets on TBI and rehabilitation services. For more information about resources in your area, contact any of your state programs.

Brain Trauma Foundation

The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) educates health care professionals about the effects and challenges of TBI. BTF provides guidelines and an online interactive tool for healthcare professionals to support combat stress and TBI while being compliant with guidelines. Learn more about concussions, and take the myths vs facts quiz to test your knowledge of TBI.

Center for BrainHealth

The Center for Brain Health supports brain health for service members and veterans through research, training and programs. The Center offers virtual trainings, such as Military Spouse and Caregiver Training, and local, in-person, Warrior Training workshops for service members on resilience. On March 29, the Center for Brain Health and the University of California, Berkeley will host “Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium” on the campus of University of California, Berkeley. Learn about this free attendance opportunity and other upcoming events by visiting the Center for Brain Health Events page.

The Brain Injury Recovery Network

The Brain Injury Recovery Network (TBIRE) offers tips and advice for those recovering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. TBIRE provides guides and summary information on alternative therapies, rehabilitation and rehabilitation equipment; visit the Assistive Aids page to learn more about managing daily life with a TBI.


BrainLine provides educational resources about the prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Brainline has more than 400 informational videos for service members and veterans dealing with invisible wounds. Watch this video to learn about the basic signs and symptoms of TBI, and explore Brainline’s brain injury rehabilitation overview to learn about available treatments. 

Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds provides emergency psychological treatment for service members and veterans coping with TBI, PTSD and other psychological health concerns. Hidden Wounds highlights online resources about PTSD, TBI and suicide prevention and provides referrals to counseling programs for service members, veterans and their families. Visit the testimonials page to learn how Hidden Wounds provides assistance for service members and veterans.


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 Network and how to become a partner or affiliate, view or download the Partnership Network Informational Sheet or contact us.


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