Join Wounded Warrior Homes on Monday, September 28th, 2020, for a day on the green at the beautiful Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista, Ca!
100% of proceeds from this event go directly to support our Veteran Transitional Housing Program.
Helping Those Who Protect Our Freedom
America faces a crisis of over 76,000* homeless veterans in The United States. Though we are experiencing a national decrease in veteran homelessness, our battle is far from over.
The City and County of San Diego have not only one of the highest population of veterans, but also one of the highest number of homeless veterans. Wounded Warrior Homes’ aim is to alleviate the growing stress of unsheltered vets in California by providing transitional housing to those with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Service Members returning from combat or exercises experience stress in many forms. These stresses can later translate into PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress can result from discharging weapons, being shot at, from attacks or ambushes, seeing dead bodies, receiving incoming fire, or from knowing someone injured or killed in combat.
While on the front lines or in training, service members can experience many forms of physical disorientation. Traumatic Brain Injury can result from being hit in the head, the head striking an object, from the head being affected by a nearby blast or even a major force to the body or spinal column.
Some veterans may find it difficult switching back to a “civilian” mindset when they return. After prolonged exposure to a war zone and the dangers of combat, adjusting to life at home can be a challenge. For service members experiencing PTS or TBI, the battle isn’t completely over. The effects of stress and pain from combat can contribute to anxieties that can cause a range of effects on daily life. Some service members will turn to alcohol or drug abuse to cope with the effects of combat. With this resulted addiction it can cause their life to become imbalanced, create distance between themselves and family members, and ultimately lead to financial instability and eventual homelessness.
Wounded Warrior Homes was established to serve our heroes and provide them with a safe environment of support and supplemental services to aid them in transitioning back from the front lines to the home front. Homeless veterans experiencing the effects of Post Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injury are handled with care and respect as they are taken from the streets and given the opportunity to flourish in a positive environment that not only contributes to the treatment of their injuries sustained but also points them on a path to success in their new civilian life. Caseworkers help them make decisions about advancing their education, finding jobs and even provide resources in financial planning so as to ensure a successful transition.
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.”
“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.”