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Mia Roseberry, the executive director of Wounded Warrior Homes visited Torrey Hills Elementary School sixth graders on Dec. 7 to speak about how her San Marcos nonprofit is making a difference through providing transitional housing for veterans.
Roseberry’s visit was meant to inspire students who are currently working on a design thinking-based project to design their own prototype for an energy-efficient, sustainable “tiny house” for a member of society to benefit from.
“The students are specifically working to design ‘tiny homes’ for some of our most underserved populations within larger urban settings. This would include veterans, the homeless, and our senior citizens,” said Sarah Raskin, the Del Mar Union School District design engineer. “The students will study the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, with a specific focus on sustainable cities and communities.”
Roseberry founded Wounded Warrior Homes after learning about the challenges some severely wounded veterans face in securing transitional housing and life counseling after they are discharged. Thirty percent of returning veterans suffer with Traumatic Brain Injury or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and 40 percent of homeless men are veterans — Roseberry said many do not have family or support groups to help them bridge the gap to be able to live independently after suffering a catastrophic injury. READ MORE