Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor

Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW)-Safe Harbor is the Navy's sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. It provides resources and support to them, their families and caregivers. The program provides individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors' recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.

NWW helps Sailors and Coast Guardsmen return to duty, and when that is not possible, the program works collaboratively with federal agencies as well as state and local organizations to ease wounded warriors back into their communities. 

How do Sailors and Coast Guardsmen enroll in NWW?
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the program or be referred by family, command leadership or medical providers.

Who is eligible for enrollment?
NWW enrollment is available to seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, including:

  • OIF/OEF/OND casualties
  • Shipboard and training accidents
  • Liberty accidents
  • Serious medical and psychological condition (e.g. cancer, PTS)

What is non-medical care management?
Non-medical care management teams tailor support to each enrolled service member’s needs, including:

  • Comprehensive Recovery Plan
  • Pay and personnel issues
  • Invitational Travel Orders
  • Lodging and housing adaptation
  • Child and youth care
  • Transportation needs
  • Education benefits and training and employment opportunities
  • Commissary and Exchange access
  • Respite care
  • TBI/PTS support services
  • Adaptive sports and reconditioning
  • Transition assistance

Additional resources

Caregiver Resources
Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor on Facebook
Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor on Twitter
National Resource Directory
Social Security Administration: Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors
Department of Veterans Affairs: SGLI Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)