YRF serves severely ill and injured, post-9/11 wounded service members and their families. Following an unexpected medical crisis, it makes daily life more manageable for the wounded and those who care for them. The Crossroads Program helps those who face long stays while in recovery, providing hotel rooms, apartments, and rental cars to their families. During the pandemic, YRF offered remote work opportunities to caregivers that allowed them to support their families and meal deliveries for mobility- and immune-compromised service members. The Keystone program focuses on life skills development for the injured, respite for the caregiver, and health and wellness for all. A scholarship program supports skills training and certifications that can mean new employment. YRF helps over 1,600 active caregivers and has had over 21,000 recipients since 2005 making sure that we care for those who have cared for us.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; VA-Fairfax County; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda; Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital, Va.

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other

Population(s) Served: Disabled

Awards & Recognition

Department of the Army, Certificate of Appreciation, 2007
Top 64 charities in the Washington area, Washingtonian magazine, December 2008.
Warrior Transition Brigade, Certificate of Achievement, 2009
Warrior Transition Battalion, Certificate of Appreciation, 2011
Ft. Campbell Fisher House, Certificate of Appreciation, 2013
Ft. Belvoir Army Community Service, Certificate of Appreciation, 2014


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