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 a place to call home for veterans in the process of transitioning. 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 shared transitional housing and hands-on resources, Wounded Warrior Homes helps to define a path for each member to transition from active-duty military service to a veteran of foreign wars. We are accepting applications for current availability.
Tragically, on average an estimated 20 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
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“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
“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
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“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.