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Wounded Warrior Homes Inc

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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

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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Rick74

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes is an amazing organization who is very genuine in their services. The organizational staff and volunteer base they attract is top notch and aims to provide resources to many deserving veterans. Often times the personal connection gets lost in translation when an organization continues to grow, however this is not the case with WWH. Every person I have met in the organization and from the volunteer staff all maintain and invest themselves into their passion for helping veterans. I love to volunteer with WWH and will continue to do so.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mia Roseberry and the staff at Wounded Warrior Homes are some of the most helpful and kindhearted people I've met who have the desire to help underserved veterans. Mia and her husband Steve actually started Wounded Warrior Homes when they first allowed homeless veterans to sleep in their own house! If you actually want to help a veteran, I'd consider giving to this organization. They do all they can to help, they're near the phone almost 24/7 and they point veterans in the right direction to get the resources they need on top of actually building homes for them. These are kindhearted people who have even helped me personally. I can't say thank you enough.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Visiting Nurse, I regularly place my Vets in the Wounded Warrior Homes. The program assists them on getting back on their feet...financially, socially & emotionally and continues to assist them even when they are out on their own. The staff are dedicated to ensure each Veteran receives the best care they can deliver.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization offers a phenomenal opportunity for Veterans who are in transition. Often these Veterans are homeless, and without direction. Offering them sanctuary is often the step needed to start moving forward.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

In 2009, I heard Mia Roseberry give a talk about a non-profit she and her husband were starting to help post 9/11 veterans with traumatic brain injury and/or PTSD. She and the cause immediately spoke to my heart--my husband was a Vietnam Veteran living every day with the trauma of war. Since then, through hard work, persistence and tremendous support from a wide variety of people and organizations, Wounded Warrior Homes has grown from an idea to a strong organization serving veterans not only in the San Diego area but across the country. I am proud of the work they do, and grateful to be a part of.

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Wendy157

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes is a wonderful organization that serves the special needs of Military personnel that have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The founders of the organization have showed tireless dedication to taking care of anyone that comes to them for help. They offer support in so many ways, as well as hope and opportunities for those in need to get back on their own two feet. They treat each individual with care and respect. In the capacity as a volunteer as well as a sponsor they have been great to work with.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WWH does great work for our military personnel in North County San Diego. Providing comprehensive assistance and working their constituents toward self-sufficiency.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been working with WWH since their inception. Steve, Mia and the whole team have immense passion for helping transition veterans with brain trauma - they work their tail off day in day out to make sure every once of support and love they can squeeze out of their budget and their own souls go to those guys. I've seen firsthand the transformation they can bring about in a young man through their program - from scared to leave his bedroom to speaking in front of hundreds of people at a time - it's a true miracle what they do.

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1 Jackie_143

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes is a great nonprofit organization that is greatly concerned with the well being of veterans. As a volunteer I have participated in events that Wounded Warrior Homes have hosted and I can truly say that this organization and the people that are part of this organization truly care about veterans and making sure that they are being taken care of and that they are receiving their benefits.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and interned for Wounded Warrior Homes for many years now! Those who run the program are indeed, the type of people you love having in your life. It is like a big family, everyone always involved with each other and helping in whatever way possible. The work they are doing within the veteran community is unlike any other to me, in that you can truly see the genuine care! It is a true blessing to be a part of this organization!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was a Marine for 20 years, retired in 1996 but at that time did not have an opportunity to get involved in my community. I recently moved to Bonsall, CA. and called this my last move. That is when I started looking at "how I can give back to the community and my fellow veterans." I researched multiple nonprofits before I came across Wounded Warrior Homes (WWH) and then asked them "how can I help." The group of people at WWH is truly amazing and they provide a valuable service to our veterans. Their goal is to keep costs down which provides more money to our veterans that need somewhere to live while they transition out of the service. I believe in this organization so much that I also donate money, time and anything else that they need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with WWH at a work day out at the veterans house! It was well organized and the highlight of the day was when I had the chance to chat with one of the veterans that is in the program! Thanks to the staff at WWH for all you do to help our veteran community!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The stars state the true fact of this program, as have most who have served, this program goes above and beyond what is expected of them. It creates a platform from which wounded military veterans and transitioning service members are able to calm the storm and give focus on what needs to be done to succeed. The Wounded Warrior Homes reach is far and wide and has networking branches which extend further than any other program I have encountered, programs that are not even heard of (At least ones that I had no idea of) are at their fingertips and this is the type of outreach veterans need to become healthy, or more successful on their path through this world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Small group with big hearts. Thank you for all you do! Well organized volunteer program...As a volunteer there is nothing worse than giving up your Saturday and going to a disorganized site for the day. They seem to have it together...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm 11 years old and helped at WWH to dig a trench for a water line that will supply the Greenhouse that will help feed the veterans in the house. It was a good day and I learned so much from the staff and I also found out about R.E.D. Friday (Remember Everyone Deployed) and now wear red every Friday! I can't wait to help again!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gene and team at WWH are true pros. They are focused on the right things.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wounded Warrior Homes is hands down my favorite nonprofit here in San Diego! It's truly inspiring to see the stand they're taking for the Veterans here in our local community and beyond.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have nothing but great things to say about Wounded Warrior Homes! The staff and volunteers are amazing and I love that they are a local organization helping veterans through the transition from active duty. It's important to remember that some wounds are not visible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was able to hear from a wounded veteran first hand about how WWH helped him get back on his feet. Inspiring to know that a little help can lay such a solid foundation for success. Impressed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the honor of being an intern with Wounded Warrior Homes for over a year. A great organization! The staff are very dedicated and committed to helping our wounded warriors become productive, self-sufficient citizens in civilian life. The organization provides a full range of services for our wounded warriors including transitional housing, employment assistance, and case management. The organization goes to great measure to assure that every dollar raised is used in direct support of their mission. Being associated with Wounded Warrior Homes has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. It's organizations like yours that really changes the lives of our wounded warriors in a positive and meaningful way! Thank you for letting me a part of your mission.