Short Term Transitional Housing
Wounded Warriors are a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Service members disabled from injuries return home where they then are discharged from the service, have to vacate base housing and have to wait for their VA compensation to begin. Our young returning veterans 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. That is why Operation Homefront has established Operation Homefront Village.
Operation Homefront Village will allow these service members to live rent free while they go through the transition process. Upon placement in OH Village, Operation Homefront counselors will set up a mandatory schedule that these service members, veterans and their families must follow. They are required to attend support groups, workshops, benefits briefings, and resume writing classes, as determined by their counselor. OH counselors will meet with each military family every 30 days to review their financial situation, determine where they are in the transition process, review their attendance in the required workshops and classes, and determine if they still present adequate need to continue living in OH Village. Once they have become self-sufficient, OH counselors will help them find suitable housing in the area they intend to live on a permanent basis.
OH Village properties are fully furnished, complete with full utility services, internet access, cable TV, and telephone service. OH Village apartments have all the typical features of home.
Operation Homefront currently operates three Villages:
Operation Homefront Village - SoCal serves primarily Balboa Hospital and Camp Pendleton and is located in Oceanside, CA
Operation Homefront Village - Bethesda is located in Gaithersburg, MD and serves those primarily being treated at Bethesda Naval Medical Center
Operation Homefront Village - San Antonio serves those primarily being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center and Audie Murphy VA Hospital