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Wounded Warrior Homes Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Search Assistance

Mission: Provide transitional housing and services for veterans who served

Target demographics: single post-9/11 combat veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,200 veterans

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: transitional housing, facilitating continued access to hands-on resources, and a defined path for each member to transition from active-duty military service to independent living as a veteran of foreign wars.

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had the opportunity to help out with a Wounded Warrior event with my company and it was so remarkable seeing all they do to help. Everyone was so nice and grateful to be able to give to those in need. Being a military wife it was very special to know there are people in the world willing to stand up and help if we ever needed it.

Anita B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We learned about Wounded Warrior Homes by chance several years ago. We were immediately struck by their passion and commitment for helping our warriors that have fallen through the cracks of traditional veteran's services.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As veteran that served for more than 31 years, and was fortunate enough to survive multiple deployments, I can appreciate the amazing work Wounded Warrior Homes (WWH) Inc., does for my less fortunate fellow service members. The veteran homeless problem is a significant challenge the entire country faces and WWH is an organization that has stepped up to the plate with a plan and the motivation to do something about it. It is an honor and privilege to sit on their Board.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Raised as an Air Force brat, I can relate to the dedication of our military personnel. So when I retired from my civilian career I sought out ways to support our vets, and finding Wounded Warrior Homes in 2014, I became a volunteer. Since its founding not quite ten years ago by Mia and Steve Roseberry, this non-profit has successfully transitioned over 80 homeless post- 9/11 vets into successful civilian lives. We presently offer a private room and board in one of our three homes in North County. Just as importantly, the room comes with an individualized program for up to two years that is managed by our wonderful staff working with each of our resident vets to realize their goals beyond military life. Our highly dedicated staff is small in number and our maximum capacity is 13 vets in residence. But our waiting list can be as many 25 homeless vets. In short, the need is great, and Wounded Warrior Homes is presently working on an ambitious plan to provide more rooms. To realize that goal, we need your help. For more information, I ask that you take a look at our webpage. And join us in our mission as a volunteer and/or in your donations.
Bob Gough
Board President

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My dad was a career veteran with the US Air Force, so I was raised a Military Brat & understand the commitment of our military personnel & their families. Sadly, many of today's combat veterans do not cope well with injuries and for various reasons fall through the cracks when it comes to medical assistance after they have departed the service. Wounded Warrior Homes has stepped up to provide local homeless veterans afflicted with PTS & TBI with a roof over their heads and a personalized plan for healthcare, education and civilian career guidance for each resident. I am grateful to WWH's for providing me with an opportunity to help veterans in need, and honored to work with their dedicated volunteers and hard working staff members.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes (WWH) is doing it right and one of the best programs I know of. They offer housing for up to two years to veterans who are recovering from TBIs and/or PTSD, and homeless or at risk of being homeless. A two year program is almost unheard of anymore. The trend now because of funding dollars is “housing first” programs that offer housing and services for an average of 90 days. As a social worker who has worked with traumatized and homeless veterans, I know it can take a lot longer to begin to heal, stabilize and make/execute plans to move forward in their lives.

I chose to support this program and join the board because of their model and also because of the integrity of the program, the compassionate care offered by the staff, and their passion for and dedication to our veterans.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Within San Diego County, Wounded Warrior Homes is among the top-rated service providers for veterans with PTSD and TBI. The leadership has been highly awarded for vision and entrepreneurial tactics to address the often difficult transition from service life to civilian life. They have provided more than 200 months of housing to single male veterans who struggle with PTSD and TBI. Helping them get jobs, occupational training or getting a college degree are among their hands-on support.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Wounded Warrior Homes for almost 3 years, both as a volunteer and as a staffer. I am continually impressed by the integrity of the Executive Director, Mia Roseberry, the other staff and our Board of Directors. When a question comes up, it's about doing the 'right thing' for our veterans that we serve. Wounded Warriors Homes is an outstanding organization that really makes a difference in the lives of the wounded warriors they help. I feel honored to be part of helping make that happen.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I consider WWH my extended family. I deal with Stacy 90% of the time however 100% of the staff do such amazing things for veterans In need. For me personally it has been a house to live in while I adjust to my new job. But it’s more than just the house, it’s someone to talk too. There’s a little structure which I needed, and guidance. I couldn’t have been placed anywhere better in my life than right here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes supports US military veterans challenged with PTSD and provides housing to homeless veterans. As an organization, their integrity and passion are unmatched. I’ve always been skeptical donating to charities with the concern that my time and/or money would not reach the people who need it. With Wounded Warrior Homes, I have seen firsthand how the veterans are impacted by the services and programs available. The individuals that make up the team of staff and volunteers at WWH are some of the most inspiring and generous people I've ever met. There are very few organizations I trust as much as WWH, and their impact on veterans and their families both locally and nationally is incredible.

1 Patty Lafayette U.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes Inc. Goes above and beyond to help our Country's veterans get the help they need.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I came to Wounded Warrior Hones through the Board, and remained securing grant funding. As I met staff and volunteers, I realized each of us is there for a reason: to honor and support our nation's heroes. Being a small part of getting post 9-11 veterans on the path toward a successful civilian life with their invisible, and visible wounds of war managed is a gift.

I am the daughter of a retired naval officer, and he was so pleased to learn I am working with Wounded Warrior Homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I are on in our 70s and we feel at home at 9weekwarrior. Variety of opportunities and experts- Paolo, massage guy, is amazing-deep tissue and as a person one feels peace w/him. Yoga teacher, peppy and personal. Ben and Chondra and often their kids working out, happy, positive-you feel part of their spirit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the work of this organization. They provide a safe environment for our wounded veterans needing some help to heal and live independently a chance to do so. The men have up to 24 months to execute on their personal plans for education, therapy, etc. as they move forward in life following injury while in service to our country. The leaders have personal experience with the military, many having served themselves, which makes the program more relevant and useful. They work hard and honorably, and receive no government funding for their efforts.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To serve your country, return to the United States and through unfortunate circumstances find yourself without a home to me is more than tragic. Wounded Warrior Homes is five-star, knocking it out of the park assisting veterans with housing needs. Being a Viet Nam Vet myself motivates me to help non-profits like Wounded Warrior Homes in San Marcos. For the past four years we have helped Wounded Warrior Homes keep down their administrative cost by donating a copier for their office use.

2 Kawika H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes continue to raise the bar as they expand their operations in North County San Diego. Every veteran I meet that has completed their program is ready to face the world on their own and take back their life. WWH helps our heroes and gives them a second chance!

2 Brian W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes are wonderful. The folks there are friendly, professional, and very helpful. They provide a "tailored to you" helpful experience to get you the assistance you really need. They truly care about us veterans. I am grateful for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The team at Wounded Warriors homes are all amazing people who really care about helping our great veterans. I fully support their cause and can assure everyone that this is an ethical group of people and the charity is worthy of support from the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first met Mia Roseberry in 2010 when she was giving a speech about Wounded Warrior Homes and they were just starting out. Fast forward to 2018 and Wounded Warrior Homes is a thriving, growing organization providing a greatly needed service to our post-9/11 veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. Wounded Warrior Homes has a successful program of Transitional Housing and Reintegrative services that helps these veterans move from being a Warrior to Civilian.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of this organization I am being provided a opportunity to transition from getting the help I needed after getting out the military.. The staff are super friendly and helpful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes has helped me in ways I cannot put into words. I have struggled so much after coming back from Afghanistan and have been homeless for the majority of the time. Now I have a home and a great group of people who support me and pick me up and keep me going forward when things get tough. Thank you so much for all you do for us!