San Marcos High Students Build 'Warrior's Cottage' For Healing Vets
"Tiny Home" will be used to help wounded warriors gain independence
A cottage built by San Marcos High School students over the past few years soon will be a temporary home for a veteran who has undergone a healing program and is ready to live independently.
The 400-square-foot structure, technically called an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or “granny flat,” will be part of the residential program Wounded Warrior Homes operates for veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder or other issues.
Wounded Warrior Homes Executive Director and co-founder Mia Roseberry said the new cottage behind the nonprofit’s home in Vista will be used to help veterans get a taste of what it will be like after they move out of the program.
Veterans will spend the final 60 to 90 days of their stay in the program in the cottage, where they will experience what it’s like to be alone while still being next door to a support system in the main house just yards away.
The cottage was the first built by the Warrior Village Project, founded by Fallbrook resident Mark Pilcher as a way of helping veterans and teaching construction skills to the new generation of builders.
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On Saturday, December 5, 2020, local nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes will break ground on an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in North County San Diego to house veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury.
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Wounded Warrior Homes founder, Mia Roseberry, joined KUSI News to discuss what their program is doing and explain how you can help.