Our Homes Fit for Heroes program provides free apartments to wounded special operations warriors and their families. The purpose of our program is to go above and beyond what is provided by our government and treat these individuals with the respect and honor they deserve. They can certainly recover in a modest one bedroom studio with a kitchenette or a centrally located kitchen utilized by multiple families, which is typical of the military provided accommodations; however we think that they and their families deserve more comfortable accommodations for the sacrifices that they have made. They deserve to be treated with respect and allowed to recover in homes fit for heroes. By providing a comfortable home that includes a full kitchen and a full spectrum of amenities the wounded soldier and their family gain a sense of normalcy to their life that is very important to the mental and physical healing of the entire family unit.
The program also fills the housing gap for those soldiers that opt to receive treatment that is not approved by military health insurance. If treatment is not approved by military insurance the soldier is not authorized a per diem allowance which includes some funding for lodging. Therefore, the soldier not only has to maintain their primary household, but also bear the burden of secondary lodging expenses while they are receiving treatment which can last for several months depending on the severity of the injuries.
"Duty-Honor-Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points; to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn."
-General Douglas MacArthur, 12 May 1962