• The Problem - and the Wounded Warrior Homes Solution

    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 Wounded Service Members Suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    According to a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association of Psychiatry found that 20% of veterans with TBI reported suicidal thoughts.

    Long Term Housing = 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

    “Before I reached out for help from Wounded Warriors Homes 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

    United States Marine Corps

    “I was a veteran of 18 years. After an injury and years of taking opiates, coupled with PTSD and TBI symptoms, it all ultimately led to my early departure from what I loved to do. Once 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 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

    “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 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 assistance.”

    Anonymous Veteran

    Served by WWH