$55 Million Invested, 390+ Grants Awarded, 2.5 Million Veterans & Families Reached
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and PsychArmor Institute (PAI) have partnered to build a suite of free online courses for volunteers and organizations serving veterans that make it possible for any person who works with veterans and their families to improve their level of military and veteran cultural competency, at a time and pace that meets their needs. PAI and BWF’s online trainings range from foundational courses such as "Trauma Informed Interactions with Veterans", to those that are targeted to meet specific needs, such as "How to Interact with a Service Animal". PAI's energy, relationships with leading subject matter experts from both the public and private sector, and national reach, led the Bob Woodruff Foundation to this investment.
Quality of Life Foundation
The Quality of Life Foundation (QOL) Wounded Veterans Family Care Program provides assistance for caregivers in need, who take care of our of severely wounded, ill or injured veterans. The Bob Woodruff Foundation investment in this program provides forty plus caregivers quality of life improvements, like: meal delivery, sewing machines, emergency car repairs, dental care, and massages to relieve stress. This program gives back to those who work tirelessly to ensure their veterans are cared for; often at their own personal expense.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Service Dogs in Military Medicine - December 2013
On December 4, 2013, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in collaboration with the National Intrepid Center for Excellence (NICoE), sponsored a convening on the expanding role of animal-assisted therapy and the use of service dogs in military medicine. Download.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Service Dogs in Military Medicine – June 2014
On June 12, 2014, the Bob Woodruff Foundation sponsored a second convening on the use of service dogs in treatment protocols for service members and veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Download.