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Since being formed in 2004 the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station has taken on a life of its own.  The support from our community has been beyond our wildest expectations and has brought to us many wonderful supporters and volunteers.  We offer a very direct avenue for patriotic citizens to help assist those who are fighting the war against terrorism.  We have FOUR GROUPS of Warriors which the Foundation will, with your generous support, be able to continue helping.   Our

First Group
is the S.I.'s or Seriously Injured who come home from Iraq or Afghanistan via Germany with immediate needs, both medical and emotional.  We fly in family members and provide them with accommodations, transportation, and anything else that will enable them to just concentrate on helping their Warrior with his or her recovery.  

The Second Group of Warriors have suffered from exposure to IED blasts, some even from as many as seven different explosions.  The Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station has been able to provide IPads, Nexus7's, noise machines, service dogs, voice recorders, lap tops -anything that helps with their short term memory loss.  

Those in our Third Group have been going through physical and/or occupational therapy for 2 to 4 years or longer.  These are the Warriors whom we have been able to help in numerous ways.  Through the help and generosity of our patriotic contributors and volunteers, we have been able to provide a kitchen and computer café, as well as a other quality of life items at Naval Medical Center San Diego.  The most important thing we have been able to do for our warriors for the past 8 years has been to place a round trip ticket into each and every one of our warriors' hands so that they could wake up in their own state, in their own bed, with their own family on Christmas morning.

  Finally, our Fourth group are those warriors who have been medically retired and remain in our community.  We want to keep these great citizens in the San Diego area where we can continue to help them as they transition back into civilian life.  In working with these Warriors, they have told us that what they need and want is a place called Freedom Station - a support center to assist with the transition back into civilian life-which had its grand opening on May 27th,  2011

The Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station in San Diego

WFFS logo of an active duty United State Marine in dress blues performing a salute The last day of military service is unspeakably difficult for men and women of every rank and branch. This difficulty is seriously compounded when a Soldier, Sailor or Marine is discharged as the result of a life-altering injury. Led by our founder and president Ms. Sandy Lehmkuhler, the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station in San Diego is dedicated to providing these warriors with the crucial services and unwavering support they and their families need during their transition from military to civilian life.

As a non-profit veterans support organization serving a city with such a diverse military presence, The Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station in San Diego realized housing and rehabilitative services were the missing links to helping ill, injured, medically retired and active duty service people successfully prepare for civilian life. While they may no longer be in dangerous war zones, many injured servicemen and women face equally dangerous challenges upon their return stateside.

After all, many troops who are injured in combat return home with PTSD, spinal cord injuries, amputations, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), burns and blindness. These warriors find themselves not only coping with such injuries, but also facing medical retirement and an uncertain new life outside of the Armed Forces.

 

Freedom Station: Injured Military Veterans Services

the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station veterans housing complex in San Diego CaliforniaIn May of 2011, we delivered what our warriors both need and deserve: Freedom Station recovery transition center. Our vision for Freedom Station was to provide injured and medically retired military veterans services that proactively combat the many serious challenges our warriors face everyday. Freedom Station fills the local void for a transitional environment injured servicemen and women often lack as they return to life outside of military structure. 

This includes our close proximity to the Naval Medical Center where our warriors can receive their ongoing medical care, as well as on-site trained professionals and volunteers who provide invaluable social service guidance and mentoring. The individualized military veterans services we offer at Freedom Station allow us to help acclimate our warriors to civilian life, while also serving as a “training ground” for challenges ranging from choosing new careers and college entry to monthly budgeting skills, home buying and much more. To learn more about Freedom Station in San Diego, please click here....

 

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welcoming a disabled warrior and his daughter homeAs a non-profit veterans support organization, we provide unwavering support for our warriors on their journeys of recovery and rehabilitation. Our success rate is due to the warriors we have the great privilege to assist. They prove a supportive, transitional environment makes all the difference for military men and women on their roads to living productive, healthy, self-sufficient and well-adjusted civilian lives.

We are proud of the success of Freedom Station as a model any non-profit veterans support organization can follow. However, we are by far the most proud of each and every warrior who has overcome so many obstacles to be well on his or her way to living a full and productive life.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit veterans support organization, we rely on your support to continue to meet the needs of those we serve. To learn more about how you can help provide tax deductible support please click the button below, or contact us directly with any questions you might have.

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Happy Freedom Station FamiliesWarrior Foundation Freedom Station’s mission is to be the leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. We are committed to providing our warriors with quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery.

  • Warrior Foundation Freedom Station assists four main groups of warriors:
  • The seriously injured returning home from war;
  • Those suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Those undergoing physical or occupational therapy;
  • Transitioning warriors who have been medically retired and remain in our community


To serve t
his last group in particular, we pioneered a new approach and opened Freedom Station - a unique transitional housing residence that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to successfully make the transition from military service to civilian life. Warrior Foundation Freedom Station is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization proudly operated by a dedicated staff and volunteer corps.

 

 
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The All American Car Show is open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles and is the signature event put on by The Mopar Club San Diego each year. The show annually draws 250-300 vehicles and 2,500-3,500 people. Judged and People's Choice trophies are awarded as well as the Armed Forces Trophy, awarded to the best car entered by an active duty or reserve military person. Net funds  raised via show registrations, sponsorships and raffle donations are donated to our local military beneficiaries. Last year, we were able to donate to our beneficiaries. We could not be successful in this endeavor without the generous help of sponsors, vendors, raffle donors, participants, spectators and the hard work of our members!

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