Freedom Station III Opens in 2024!

Plans for A New Property

Warrior Foundation Freedom Station announced the purchase of Freedom Station III, the foundation’s third transitional housing property in San Diego to support ill and injured Warriors transitioning from active duty to civilian life.


The Warrior Foundation Freedom Station purchased the property for $5M in August of 2022 and will invest another $2.5M in renovations and improvements to retrofit 12 cottages and apartments. The foundation plans to complete the project and place 12 Warrior Residents in the brand-new Freedom Station III transitional housing Mid-2024.


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


In 2011, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station pioneered a new approach and opened Freedom Station I – 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.


Freedom Stations are specifically designed to craft a sense of community and promote recovery, while at the same time, cultivate independence and a passion for the future. The community features individual cottages or apartments (400-600 sq. ft.) with select units customized with ADA friendly appliances, showers and entrance ways for disabled Warriors. In addition, each complex features a central courtyard with a BBQ and gathering area to encourage a sense of community and camaraderie that is essential to the Warrior’s recovery.


More than $2.5M in funds/donations will be required for improvements on 12 cottages / units with ADA friendly build-outs, gate and property entrances, gym, laundry facilities, BBQ and “Defenders Deck” courtyard and communal gathering area to complete the Freedom Station III project. A projected Grand Opening is scheduled to take place Mid-2024.


New Cottages

Each of the charming cottages and apartments is fully furnished, move-in ready and stocked with basic household necessities. The idea was to shift Warriors from a “barracks mentality” to independent living. The central courtyard and interconnected spaces offered Warriors the sense of camaraderie that is so crucial during the transition period. They recover among their peers, share war stories, and know they are supported by others experiencing the same transition.


Cottage Interiors

More than 100 ill or injured warriors have lived at Freedom Station and validated the concept of a transitional environment for servicemen and women as they return to life outside the military.

These “graduates” and success stories have gone on to enroll in college and vocational schools, establish fulfilling new careers, secure long-term independent housing, start families of their own, and manage continuing care for their injuries.


Cottage Kitchen/ Furniture/ Appliances

Freedom Station has proven that the existence of a supportive transitional environment truly makes the difference for ill and injured warriors as they begin a new journey outside the service.

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Current Cottage Photos

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