York House, a home for wounded warriors in Vista, needs major repairs after a leak caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
VISTA, Calif. — Houses of Wounded Warriors provides transitional housing and support services for post-9/11 veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
The organization has three homes in San Diego County that can accommodate more than 20 veterans in total. Vista’s nonprofit York House is in need of major repairs after a leak caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage. The house is closed until repairs can be completed.
“This leak has been happening for a while, so our insurance company said they won’t pay for the damages,” said Mia Roseberry, co-founder of the organization.
Roseberry hopes to reopen the house as soon as possible. The organization serves as a safety net for veterans facing homelessness.
“All of our veterans went on to do great things. They just made this place their stopping point to get back on their feet. They went on to start businesses, families, nonprofits,” she said.
Veteran Patrick Kelley is living proof of that.
“I’m staying at the Oceanside location. I’ve been there for about a year,” he said.
Kelley served in the military from 1988 to 2018. After months of hospital therapy, he found Wounded Warrior Homes.
“It gave me an opportunity that I never would have had in the regular world,” he said.
He cannot imagine his life without the program.
“I would be on the streets, yeah I would be on the streets,” he said.
Kelley now helps homeless veterans. He started his own nonprofit, Foundation For Homeless Veterans, which connects homeless veterans with resources. Kelley said his organization has helped 12 veterans so far.
Wounded Warrior Homes is in need of 5 new XL twin beds, bathroom vanity and vanity lighting for the Vista home as it continues to undergo repairs and renovations. Find information to make a donation, here.
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