Navy Safe Harbor Foundation aims to ensure that every service member is given an opportunity for full recovery after a serious injury by coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and provides resources and support to their families. Enrollment in the Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor is available to service members wounded in combat, as well as to those diagnosed with a serious illness or injured in shipboard, training and liberty accidents. Enrollment lasts a lifetime.
Recognized as the gold standard of care for the world-class support it provides to each and every enrolled Sailor and Coast Guardsman, as well as their families.
NSHF Services and Accommodations:
- Respite care for enrollees and their families
- Financial and Legal Support
- Travel Expenses
- Court Costs
- Warrior Weekends
- Housing/Rental Support
- Support of Transition from Recovery/Rehabilitation
- Family Support (i.e., Christmas Gifts, Family camps)
- Adaptive Athletics
- Housing Modifications
- Vehicle Modifications
- Specialized Equipment
- Public Awareness
- PTSD/Combat Stress Support and Education
Focus support and services toward US Navy and Coast Guard seriously Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) reserve, active-duty, and medically retired population
Focus support to the Navy’s Safe Harbor Command enrollee population and family members.
Fill the gaps and provide services not available through government or community avenues.
Raise awareness of the needs of WII Sailors, Coastguardsmen, and their families.
- All seriously wounded, ill, or injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families
- OIF/OEF Casualties
- Shipboard Accidents
- Liberty Accidents (MVAs, motorcycle accidents)
- Serious Medical and Psychological Conditions (cancer, severe PTSD)
- High risk non-seriously wounded, ill, or injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families (on a case by case basis)
- Families in Crisis
Navy Safe Harbor Anchor Program
The Anchor Program helps Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor carry out its promise to provide transition assistance to seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well as their families. It provides them with an invaluable network of support during a critical chapter of their lives – the conclusion of their military careers.
The Anchor Program matches Sailors and Coast Guardsmen in transition with sponsors in their communities, perhaps from a local Reserve component and/or from local veteran groups. Some sponsors are active-duty Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well.
The sponsors offer a wide range of support, including serving as social contacts, providing personal referrals – recommending anything from the best nearby restaurant to the most reliable plumber – and establishing connections with local employers. They also help an enrollee maintain contact with Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor by communicating regularly with his or her non-medical care management team. But, perhaps most importantly, the sponsors are available to lend an ear – and a hand – to an enrollee as he or she grapples with the challenges associated with returning to civilian life. Their experiences with the military – on active duty and in retirement – make them ideal companions for a wounded warrior.
Though participating in the Anchor Program is purely voluntary, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor urges all of its enrollees to take advantage of this important service. If you are interested in becoming an Anchor Program sponsor, please contact the Anchor Program Coordinator at 202-433-9149. Access the Anchor Program sponsor guide, and learn about what it takes to sponsor wounded warriors. To hear more about the Anchor Program, visit Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor’s YouTube channel.
"I can think of few more important priorities than supporting our seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. These men and women have sacrificed so much for each of us, and for our country. It is our sacred duty to care, provide, and advocate for them, ensuring they can lead the fullest lives possible." --Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations 14JUL2011