Public, Society Benefit

Combat Wounded Coalition

Live Greatly and Overcome All

aka Wounded Wear, Inc.

Chesapeake, VA

Mission

The Combat Wounded Coalition's (CWC's) mission is to "Inspire wounded warriors to overcome" through four program pillars - Pride – Power – Purpose and Peace.

Ruling Year

2010

Founder/ Executive Director

Mr. Jason "Jay" Redman

Main Address

1220 Executive BLVD Suite 109

Chesapeake, VA 23320 USA

Keywords

Wounded Wear, Jumping for a Purpose, Toast to the Heroes, Overcome Academy, Patiotic Clothing, Clothing Modifcations

EIN

27-0426467

 Number

8567440211

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Our nation's combat wounded warriors often have a difficult time assimilating back into society because they feel that society does not understand or cannot relate to what they have faced on the battle field. Many warriors become frustrated with their lives because their "life plans" have often times been changed in a blink of an eye due to the injuries they received on the battle field. Combat Wounded Coalition reinstills a sense of Pride in warriors; Power back in their lives through challenging/exciting activities; Purpose back in their lives by connecting them to new careers, skills, school, housing, and hobbies; Peace back in their lives by connecting them to organizations that assist with treating the unseen scars of combat. Counseling services and Non-pharmacological solutions to Post traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries, so warriors can find Peace with themselves, their families and with society.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pride Program

Power Program

Purpose Program

Peace Program

Overcome Academy

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Adults,

Military personnel

Related program

Purpose Program

Context notes

The Purpose program is to connect wounded warriors and care givers to services offered by other, vetted non-profits and for profit organizations that provide services outside the scope of CWC.

Number of interview clothing consultations provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Military personnel

Related program

Purpose Program

Context notes

Part of the Overcome Academy program is to provide each student in a class with a custom Tom James suit for professional appaearance during presentations, interviews and in the workplace.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Military personnel

Related program

Pride Program

Context notes

The CWC's Pride program recognizes the sacrifice of registerants that meets the support criteria with a clothing kit filled with patriotic clothing identifying the warrior as a Purple Hear recipient.

Number of clients participating in support groups

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Families,

Military personnel

Related program

Power Program

Context notes

CWC's Power support pillar brings wounded warriors and Gold Star family members together for our Skydiving events as well as our Toast to the Heroes gala. This is a time for fellowship and therapy.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Combat Wounded Coalition provides the oversight, management and accountability for our combat-wounded warriors as they pass through the Four Pillar Pipeline. CWC assesses each warrior's needs and helps them through each phase of the 4 pillar program. CWC ensures objectives are met, resources are optimally employed, and the partner organizations that we direct warriors to are providing the care and support that they committed to. The Combat Wounded Coalition is committed to help combat-wounded warriors re-instill the Pride they once had, attain Power they need to move forward in their lives, rediscover Purpose in their new lives, and ultimately, find Peace with themselves, their families and with society.

The Combat Wounded Coalition maintains a secure database of its customers' information. A warrior initially expresses interest in our services via: in-person, phone, email, postal mail, or internet. They request a Wounded Wear clothing kit - www.combatwoundedcoalition.org, or through social media. The customer is directed to fill the form on the website, so their information is automatically populated into a proprietary database. A program manager oversees all new combat-wounded warrior introductions and reviews the initial needs assessment for each warrior. The program manager assists in directing each warrior to partner organizations that can assist the warrior with their individual needs and requirements that are out of the scope of CWC, custom tailoring a service plan that will assist the warrior through all the pillars of support, PRIDE, POWER, PURPOSE and PEACE. The program manager monitors and oversees these warriors as they go through the care pipeline.

The Combat Wounded Coalition's mission is to inspire combat wounded warriors to Overcome and to assist warriors realize their full potential. We assist warriors in mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring our nation's heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life they want (PRIDE). This capability is accomplished by providing free fashionable clothing and clothing modifications. Additional Mission capabilities are achieved through programs and opportunities that improve confidence and sense of achievement (POWER), provide networking and direction in life (PURPOSE), and offering balance and tranquility (PEACE) in their lives. We partner with other non-profit and for profit organizations that are credible and have a proven record of offering successful resources, programs and strategies for assisting warriors in finding Purpose and Peace within their lives, with their families and with society.

Indicators gauge the effectiveness of operations within the Combat Wounded Coalition's mission and assure the overall mission is met with emphasis on long-term, secondary and tertiary effects. This is the organization's foundation strategy and internal accountability process. The Combat Wounded Coalition's Effects-Based Operations (EBO) is what separates the organization from other wounded veterans organizations. It is salient to capture, document and be able to articulate the Combat Wounded Coalition's effectiveness and value as the organization continues to grow. This is accomplished through surveys strategically given to the warriors and Gold Star member (family members of fallen service members) as they enter the Warrior care Pipeline, at the beginning, upon completion of services offered or referred to, and upon completion of the warrior care pipeline.

This process will be re-evaluated periodically to assure it is current and effective. Measure of Evaluation (MOE) will answer the “so-what?" question that follows each facet of the Combat Wounded Coalition's mission, and follows the Combat Wounded Coalition strategic plan to capture metrics, testimonials, etc. necessary to support the answers. Effects based Operations (EBO) provides methodology to assure the organization achieves its objectives, with the understanding that focusing on short-term or secondary objectives has consequences on mission and primary objectives. EBO planning will be designed to maximize impact and minimize risk while maximizing reward and maintaining relevance, applicability, and adaptability towards reality.

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Financials

Combat Wounded Coalition

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Part-Time Staff and Volunteers.

Disability

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are an equal opportunity employer. Our primary mission as a 501c3 is to support combat wounded veterans who have received a disability rating from the VA for a physical and/or pyschological disability directly related to combat action or training for combat. Our support to these veterans is regardless of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender.