Helping Those Who Protect Our Freedom
“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
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.
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.”
“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.
Join Wounded Warrior Homes on Monday, September 28th, 2020, for a day on the green at the beautiful Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista, Ca!