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Partner Spotlight

SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced

Soldiers and Families Embraced (SAFE) offers free and confidential counseling and peer support groups for service members, veterans and their families during reintegration and when coping with invisible wounds. Through individual and group counseling services, SAFE offers a supportive environment where service members, veterans and their families can build resilience and strengthen their psychological health. Contact SAFE to set up a counseling session; reaching out is a sign of strength!

Pets for Vets

Pets for Vets provides emotional support pets for veterans coping with invisible wounds. The pets come from animal shelters and are trained to provide support to their veteran when signs of invisible wounds are present. The relationship formed by the veteran and his or her pet offers companionship and trust during a time when both may be difficult for the veteran to find. Apply to Pets for Vets to find a companion that’s right for you.

Give An Hour

Give An Hour (GAH) is a network of volunteers providing free psychological health care for OEF/OIF service members, veterans and their families. The licensed psychological health providers who volunteer offer counseling services, as well as education and training in communities around military bases. View or download the Give An Hour Military Brochure to encourage service members to seek care for coping with psychological health concerns. Use their provider search tools to find a provider in your area for in-person or telephonic services.

National Resource Directory

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Resource Directory (NRD) connects warriors and their families with local support resources. The collection of resources includes organizations and websites focusing on benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, housing assistance and transportation. Sign up for the listserv to receive NRD updates.

Coaching Into Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Coaching into Care is a free and confidential phone service to connect service members, veterans and military families to resources. Licensed psychological health professionals offer coaching services to families and friends of veterans who see that their veteran may be coping with invisible wounds. These coaches help family and friends get information on support resources in the veteran’s community, services available at the VA and offer tips on how to begin the conversation with the veteran. Check out tips on helping a veteran cope with invisible wounds.

Project Welcome Home Troops

Project Welcome Home Troops (PWHT) provides breath-based meditation workshops to help veterans manage stress and build resilience. PWHT uses breathing techniques and patterns during the in-person course to bring relaxation to participants, which can reduce symptoms of psychological health concerns, and facilitates interactive discussions to encourage resilience, communication and strength. Find a workshop near you to begin coping with invisible wounds.


Vets4Warriors is a 24/7 peer support line run by veterans and military families for Active Duty service members, National Guardsmen and reservists. The trained veterans and families providing support use their experience to offer tips and suggestions to service members and their families about resiliency, stress management and support resources available. Call Vets4Warriors anytime for confidential support at 855-838-8255.

The Coming Home Project

The Coming Home Project is a network of trained volunteers who provide evidence-based support programs for service members, veterans and their families and caregivers as they reintegrate into civilian life. Through support and stress management retreats, counseling services and collaborative community efforts, the Coming Home Project assists service members and their loved ones as they cope with psychological health concerns. Listen to personal stories about how the Coming Home Project helped service members cope.


MilitaryOneClick is an online resource center that connects military families with information resources for common military life topics. MilitaryOneClick serves as a one-stop shop for military families to access the tools they need to manage common stressors, such as money and finances, employment, health care and support and education. Sign up for the MilitaryOneClick listserv to stay up-to-date on information about military support resources.

The Soldiers Project

The Soldiers Project offers free and confidential psychological health care for OEF/OIF service members, veterans and their families. Through a volunteer network of more than 450 licensed psychological health professionals that understand military culture and the effects of invisible wounds, The Soldiers Project assists service members, veterans and their families in transitioning from military to civilian life. Contact The Soldiers Project to seek care for invisible wounds.

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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