Wounded Warriors are a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Service members disabled from injuries return home where they are discharged from service, have to vacate base housing and have to wait for their VA compensation to begin. Most of them experience a 50-75% cut in pay and their spouse may need to leave work to care for them. This can quickly put severe financial strain on their families as it may take months for their benefits to kick in.
As a result, our young veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk of becoming homeless if programs are not put into place to help these service members transition back into civilian life while keeping some stability for their families. That is why Operation Homefront has established the Operation Homefront Transitional Housing Program.
HOW TO APPLY
Wounded warrior families can apply online.
When applying online, you will need to create an account to get started.
Operation Homefront's Transitional Housing Villages provide fully furnished apartments for wounded, ill & injured service members with family to live rent free while they go through the process of medically separating from the military. Veterans recently discharged and pending VA compensation for service-connected diagnoses are also eligible. OH Staff provides monthly financial counseling, community activities & case management to support families during this challenging time.
Operation Homefront currently operates its program in three locations across the country:
SoCal program: serves primarily Balboa Hospital and Camp Pendleton and is located in San Diego, CA.
Maryland program: serves those primarily being treated at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is located in Gaithersburg, MD.
San Antonio program: serves those primarily being treated at San Antonio Military Medical Center and Audie Murphy VA Hospital.
If you would like more information about our Transitional Housing Program, please email email@example.com.
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HELPING CAREGIVERS TOO
Operation Homefront also has a program for caregivers called Hearts of Valor. Operation Homefront’s Hearts of ValorTM program is a network of caregivers of wounded, ill or injured service members. Through empathy and mutual understanding Operation Homefront created this community to connect and support each other as your lives are forever changed by the wounds of war, seen and unseen. Find out more at www.heartsofvalor.org.