How Wounded Warrior Homes Serves Our Veterans
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.
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 AmericaA 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 SuccessIn 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 ProgramEach 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
"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 and my life drastically changed. 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."Steven
"I was a veteran of 18 years. After an injury and years of taking opiates, coupled with PTS and TBI symptoms, it all ultimately led to my early departure from what I loved to do. With a quickly out of the military I was left jobless, homeless and without a car. After having a series of blackouts, no one was willing to take a risk with me and I ended up in the hospital with nowhere to go. I got temporary shelter at a local crisis house and while there, my case manager who referred me to Wounded Warrior Homes. A lot of stress has been taken out of my life and I honestly can’t say where I would be if it weren't for Wounded Warrior Homes."Anonymous Veteran Served by WWH