The Wounded Warrior Mentor Program of San Antonio matches volunteer mentors with Wounded Warriors at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). This includes SAMMC North (Brooke Army Medical Center) and SAMMC South (Wilford Hall). The Mentor Program was founded by several members of the West Point Class of 1958 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004. The Wounded Warrior Mentor Program of San Antonio was organized in the fall of 2009.
This program enjoys the full support of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine chains of command. Somewhere between 70 to 80 percent of Wounded Warriors will leave the service. Many of those who do stay must be reclassified into a new military career specialty.
Generally speaking mentors are available who can orient Wounded Warriors toward a new profession and a new life. They are sounding boards and advocates for the Wounded Warriors. Mentors help Wounded Warriors with the planning involved to answer the question: “What will my future life be in three to five years?”
Mentors are senior individuals who have served in the military and now have civlian careers. These senior individuals are asked to bond one on one with the Wounded Warriors in a mentor relationship. A relationship built on trust, so the Wounded Warrior has someone to turn to for help and guidance.
Mentors are volunteers. They are former service members from all branches of the military. They have served in the military and understand the military way of life. Additionally because the currently involved in follow on careers they understand the stress involved in the transition from military to civilian life. This makes them uniquely suited to assist the Wounded Warriors in their life planning process.
The Wounded Warrior Program of San Antonio currently has over 40 volunteers assisting with the program.
The Wounded Warrior Program of San Antonio is an IRS 501(c)(3) designated organization EIN 27-2054018.
The Wounded Warrior Mentor Program of San Antonio is NOT associated with the Wounded Warrior Project