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Virginia Wounded Warrior Program


 

Serving those who served

www.wearevirginiaveterans.org

In response to the growing need to improve and expand services to our nation’s veterans and service members, the Commonwealth of Virginia established the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) in 2008.  It is operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, formerly the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and the Department of Rehabilitative Services.  

The VWWP supports the following persons on their road to recovery from the effects of stress-related injuries (such as post traumatic stress disorder) or traumatic brain injuries:

  • Veterans of any era who are Virginia residents
  • Members of the Virginia National Guard not in active federal service
  • Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service
  • Family members of veterans and service members

Regional coalitions of community services boards, brain injury services providers, and other public and private service providers are offering services across the Commonwealth. These coalitions will enhance the existing array of services in their communities based on an ongoing assessment of local needs. 

Following are examples of the services that may be available through these networks of public and private providers:

  • Comprehensive and timely assessment
  • Case management
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Outreach activities
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Family support
  • Linkage to benefits services, housing, employment and educational programs

 

SSCS Wounded Warrior Contact

Delano Medley
Case Manager/ Out Reach Specialist
Region IV, Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
424 Hamilton Blvd.
South Boston, VA 24592
(P) 434-572-6918 ext 301
(F) 434-572-4978
medleyd@rbha.org
www.WeAreVirginiaVeterans.org

Did You Know?

  • Virginia has 822,312 veterans as of September 30, 2010 and the number is increasing (Source, VA VETDATA)
  • 20% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan report symptoms of PTSD or depression; only half have sought treatment (Rand Corp. Study, 2008)
  • 19% of returning service members experienced possible traumatic brain injury (Rand Corp. Study, 2008)