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The Power of Partnership

Partner Spotlight

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop uses Sesame Street’s characters to help educate and support children during deployments and other combat-related challenges. Through the workshop’s “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative, military children have access to creative resources, like stories and videos, that show them how Elmo and friends cope when they go through similar situations. Enjoy the summer and teach children ways to cope with military related transitions using one of Sesame Workshop’s Mobile Apps.

Connected Warriors

Connected Warriors looks to improve the well-being of veterans, service members and their families through free wellness programs. Connected Warriors teaches yoga techniques for people of all levels of physical ability at locations around the country. Connected Warriors offers a variety of classes across the nation at local yoga studios, Veterans Affairs centers and other donated spaces. Learn where free Connected Warriors yoga classes are offered near you.


Pets for Patriots, Inc.

Pets for Patriots assists veterans, wounded military and service members in transition through companion pet adoption. The charity supports the adoption of dogs and cats by active duty service members and veterans, and provides discounts on veterinary care and pet supplies. Contact your local Pets for Patriot program to find a companion that’s right for you.

Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire assists women veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. By facilitating support discussions and connecting veterans to support resources, Grace After Fire creates a peer community of women veterans helping other women veterans with common transition challenges. Join the Grace After Fire Table Talk™ Peer Groups program to connect and get involved with other women veterans.

Heroes on the Water

Heroes on the Water gives warriors a meaningful way to relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak-fishing and outdoor activity. Heroes on the Water also offers Coordinated Therapeutic Programs that provide alternative wellness care for service members coping with psychological health concerns or TBI. The organization provides its fishing trips near installations and at various locations around the country at no cost to the participants. Find a Heroes on the Water excursion in your area.

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, to help build resilience. Practice mental fitness by registering for a Warrior Training workshop today!


Operation Climb On

Operation Climb On (OCO) hosts outdoor and climbing programs for veterans to support psychological strength and resiliency during reintegration. Through recreational and instructional programs, OCO offers veterans the opportunity to reintegrate into civilian life alongside fellow warriors as they create bonds and build trust with each other. Find an upcoming OCO program to participate in this summer!

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) distributes calling cards to connect service members with their families in times of separation. Through the Minutes that Matter program CPFS has provided more than 213 million minutes of free talk time for service members overseas. CPFS also provides a free online resource center that offers downloadable promotion tools to support service members. Request or send free means of communication for a deployed service member here.

Comfort for America's Uniformed Services

Comfort of America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE) promotes stress reduction to support psychological wellness for services members. CAUSE offers stress reduction programs, such as massage therapy, to promote healthier lifestyles. Schedule an appointment online for a massage therapy session to relieve stress.


CBR YouthConnect

CBR YouthConnect is a national residential treatment facility that provides supportive programs for individuals and families coping with psychological health concerns. CBR YouthConnect offers a six-week Family Connections and Resilience Program  to assist families in learning better ways to communicate and cope with stress. Learn more about these and other CBR YouthConnect services here.

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, view or download the Partnership Program Informational Sheet or contact us.


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