September 11, 2001. A day that forever changed the course of our nation and history.​
It was also on September 11, but in 2006, that Hope For The Warriors (HOPE) was founded by a group of military spouses aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. They saw their spouses return with injuries and others in flag-draped caskets. They witnessed friends and families deal with the brutal reality of war and loss. They knew what their community needed most … HOPE. ​
For 16 years, Hope For The Warriors has been helping service members, caregivers, military families, and families of the fallen find their HOPE — over 100,000 individuals to date. Support has looked different for each individual, and the needs have been ever-changing.
HOPE is unafraid to go back to the drawing board to determine the best solution for every individual, family, and community. This is how HOPE innovates, and this is our mission — be who the military community needs today.
We learn from history and the past, keep one eye on the future but live and serve in the present. ​
For 60 days, from September 11, Patriot Day, to November 11, Veterans Day, two prominent days for our community, we invite you to come along a journey with us to discover ‘what is HOPE?

Day 1

From the kitchen table of military spouses, the mission of Hope For The Warriors was formed.

Day 2

In May 2006, HOPE hosted our first Run For The Warriors in Jacksonville, NC.

Day 3

The Warrior House was home for service members and their families while they recovered from injuries.

Day 4

In 2008, HOPE expanded our nationwide footprint with the opening of our New York City office.

Day 5

Over 70% of our staff is comprised of service members, veterans, or members of a military family.

Day 6

In 2010, we held our first Got Heart, Give Hope Gala and our friend Gary Sinise graciously served as host. 

Day 7

HOPE’s team of 13 social workers support our Masters of Social Work Internship program. 

Day 8

In 2012, Camp Lejeune opened their brand new, state-of-the-art, Warrior Hope and Care Center.

Day 9

Twin monuments stand before the Warrior Hope and Care Centers at Marine Corps Base East and West.

Day 10

HOPE is committed to serving our entire warrior community, including families and caregivers.

Day 11

In 2018, HOPE supported Eastern North Carolina with the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. 

Day 12

In 2019, HOPE provided relief for Coast Guard families impacted by the government shutdown. 

Day 13

In 2020, HOPE launched more virtual programming with our first 30×30 Wellness and Fitness Challenge.

Day 14

HOPE partnered with Cohen Veterans Network to open a clinic in Jacksonville, NC to support mental health.

Day 15

After suffering a TBI and being wounded by an IED Colin, with his father, Bob, by his side, received an adaptive home. 

Day 16

Kevin is a model of resilience. With many combat deployments and health issues, he remains courageous.

Day 17

Through over 50 surgeries, Ryan maintains a positive outlook and continues to serve his family and country.

Day 18

When Sarah decided to be brave and choose love, she was able to find hope in her marriage by asking for help.

Day 19

Chance Phelps, an American hero, served in the US Marine Corps in Iraq when his convoy fell under attack.

Day 20

John and Colleen Rose’s journey has never been easy, but the testing has strengthened their bond.