22 Mile Death Valley Truck Pull

On May 22nd, Michael McCastle will attempt to raise much needed funds for Veteran Suicide Prevention by pulling a 2.2 ton truck for 22 miles across Death Valley in the Mojave Desert–the hottest recorded desert in the world. He will pull the truck with a body harness one mile for every veteran lost to suicide each day. Death Valley represents the mind of the afflicted; desolate, lonely and hopeless. This feat symbolizes hope for life. No matter what the environment around you is or what darkness the day brings, you can still come out of it very much alive and there are good people and organizations that are willing to help. Michael will also be pulling “The Memorial Truck” to symbolize those who have given their all for our country.

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Supporting Our Veterans

Wounded Warrior Homes provides Post 9-11 active duty combat veterans who are battling Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury with quality transitional housing and comprehensive support services. They fought for our freedom, now it is time we fight for theirs.

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If you are battling Post-Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injury and are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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How Wounded Warrior Homes Serves Our Veterans

For the men and women who serve our country with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress, a home is the simplest, yet most essential item in their lives. It is a comfort and a hideaway at the end of a long day, and a place to call their own that gives them independence. Wounded Warrior Homes provides homes for veterans who served to protect ours. Veterans transitional housing is essential to service members returning from active duty. Many service members do not have the option to move home to continue their outpatient medical care and access the services they need. Families may live several hours from the closest VA Hospital or they may not live by one at all. By providing affordable transitional housing and hands-on resources, Wounded Warrior Homes provides a defined path for each member to transition from active-duty military service to a veteran of foreign wars. We are accepting applications for current availability.
There are 433,000 Wounded Warriors who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and 13.8% of veterans will be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. Even though we can not provide transitional housing for all, here at WWH we pride ourselves on the fact that we never say no to a veteran and have directly referred and help over 1,300 veterans to date.
The military estimates that one-fifth of all troops with brain injuries will have prolonged or lifelong symptoms requiring continuing care. They fought for our freedom, now it’s our turn to fight for theirs. Wounded Warrior Homes is committed to raising even more awareness about the debilitating effects Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), can have on our veterans.
Tragically, on average an estimated 22 veterans commit suicide per day in America. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry found that 20% of veterans with TBI reported suicidal thoughts. A growing body of research suggest that stable housing may help reduce stress in individuals. Reduction of risk, such as stress is an important aspect of suicide prevention.

“WWH gave me exactly what I needed: a home. Once in that home I was able to begin to find myself. After I leave WWH’s program this fall, I plan on pursuing my education at the local community college and continuing to fight against the effects of my PTSD and TBI.”

Travis

First Class Petty Officer, United States Navy




Watch Rob’s Story

“The day before… I was standing in homeless shelter, now I have a home. It’s important to have an organization like Wounded Warrior Homes because we are facing a big change in our life and your support truly saves lives.” Robert Caudill, United States Marine Corps Do your part and donate today to help assist WWH veterans in need of support.


Did You Know?

An Estimated 22 Veterans Commit Suicide Everyday in America

A growing body of research suggest that stable housing reduces stress in individuals. Reduction of risk, such as stress is an important aspect of suicide prevention.

Over 60% of our Wounded Service Members Suffer from "Blast Effects" or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

According to a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry found that 20% of veterans with TBI reported suicidal thoughts.

Leading The Way

Long Term Housing = Setup for Long Term Success

In order to save returning post-9/11 combat veterans’ lives, Wounded Warrior Homes provides affordable long term transitional housing, hands on resources and a defined path for each service member to transition from active-duty military service to independent living.

LIFE: Our Development Program

Each WWH veteran is introduced to our transitional care and counseling program, LIFE – Living Independently For Ever, LIFE provides: Case Management, Individual Transition Plans, Life Counseling, Release Planning and up to 2 years in a Wounded Warrior Home.



What Our Veterans Say About Our Programs

“My name is Steven Emanuel Bauford Jr. I joined the United States Marine Corps six days after I turned eighteen out of Saint Petersburg, Florida. I went to Iraq three times on back to back deployments. I had three of my friends get killed and a few wounded. I am currently suffering from post-traumatic stress. Before I reached out for help from Wounded Warriors Foundation I was homeless. I lived in my car in Vista, California for 30 days. This event was very self-reflective and humbling. I never begged for money but I did go to bed hungry some nights. I finally enrolled in the VA and was happily directed to the WWH. On June 15th, 2014 I moved in with two other veteran roommates and my life has drastically changed. Mia and Steve Roseberry have taken me into their non-profit organization and have given me a roof over my head, and better sense of security and different outlook on opening up and reaching out for help. They have shown me that people do care about veterans. They always have an open door policy which allows me to keep them up to date with my transition back into a normal society. Its not easy to change but I am now in college and moving towards a better life. I hope to one day get the opportunity to teach, train, motivate and encourage others by either becoming a pastor, mentor, school teacher or a guidance counselor. I know that this program will be a part of my life for the rest of my life because I see how much other veterans can benefit from this service.”

Steven

United States Marine Corps

“I am very grateful for where I am and what Wounded Warrior Homes has done for me. I was a veteran of 18 years who had two combat tours and numerous Humanitarian deployments as a Navy Corpsman. Unfortunately, after an injury and years of taking opiates, coupled with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms ultimately led to my early departure from what I loved to do, which was saving lives. With a quick departure from the military I was left jobless, homeless and without a car. I was constantly moving around living on friends’ couches. After having a series of blackouts, no one was willing to take a risk with me and ended up in the hospital with nowhere to go. I was fortunate enough that I was able to get temporary shelter at a local crisis house for two weeks. While there, I was able to work with my case manager who referred me to Wounded Warrior Homes. With everything seemingly to be falling apart around me and the situation didn’t leave me with any options or reasons to “carry on”, it was a positive in a seemingly negative world. Since living here a lot of the stress has been taken out of my life and that allows me to gather my thoughts and priorities and focus on myself and what needs to be done without the stressors of everyday life. I honestly can’t say where I would be if it weren’t for Wounded Warrior Homes, but I do know that I am in a better place now and grateful for everything they’ve done and are doing for me.”

Anonymous Veteran Served by WWH

“Wounded Warrior Homes has been there for me, and helped me out with hard times when my service was done for the country. My life was missing people in my life that care. I suffer from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. It’s been tough getting my life together. I would like to say thank you to the Wounded Warrior Homes staff for all the assistants.”

Anonymous Veteran Served by WWH

Support Our Wounded Warrior Homes' Veterans

“One of the greatest needs for our returning service men and women is going to be transitional housing. Our vets get to a point when they are finished with in-patient rehab, but they are not ready to live independently. Wounded Warrior Homes fills that need.” — Chip Dykes, Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC. Ret.

 

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