Returning Heroes Home (RHH), in collaboration with the U.S. military and through the efforts of hundreds of loyal, patriotic donors, built the facilities known today as the Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC) with a focus on evidence-based slot up rtinngs design.
Today RHH and the U.S. military have a public-private collaborative designed to enhance the quality of life for our Nation’s Warriors who have been wounded, injured or became ill while on active duty. RHH continues to contribute to the WFSC’s programs, events, and activities that are designed to enhance the healing experience and promote family and social interaction while offering a sense of home to Warriors and their Family Members.
To serve and support Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors and their Family Members at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Warriors who visit the WFSC are there while receiving medical treatment at SAMMC for severe injuries and illnesses. These Warriors come from all over the United States and often stay for extended periods of time.
Every year, the WFSC staff, dozens of volunteers and RHH, through the help of our donors work in collaboration to support hundreds of wounded, ill, and injured Warriors overcoming some of the biggest difficulties of their lives. Through our public-private collaboration, WFSC and RHH offer programs, events, and activities designed to promote health and reduce stress and anxiety in an optimum environment for healing and rehabilitation.
The construction of the Warrior and Family Support Center, made possible by Returning Heroes Home, has been heavily influenced by “evidence-based design”. This philosophy influences the physical environment in order to promote the healing experience, enhance family and social interactions, and offer a sense of home.
Evidence-based design takes into account how elements such as building layout, windows, light, access to nature, color, sound, furniture arrangements, and air quality contribute to positive outcomes, both physical and emotional, for our Warriors in recovery as well as their Family Members. This philosophy continues to guide the supporting programs, events, and activities that enhance the quality of life for the Warriors and their Family Members served through WFSC.
If you would like to donate to programs, events, and activities that enhance healing and promote family and social interactions while offering a sense of home to Warriors receiving medical treatment at SAMMC, then RHH wants to hear from you.
You can rest assured knowing that your donations will be used to improve the quality of life for Warriors and their Family Members.
Family Comes First!testimonial
We are close family.Judith and the staff and everyone that I have met here while my son was recovering provided me with 100% more support and encouragement than our home town community. Without this support and encouragement I know that it would have made this journey more difficult if not impossible.
An Oasis for Our Familytestimonial
An Oasis for Our FamilyWhen my husband was medivaced from Iraq, he had no idea these facilities were here. It was an oasis for both of us. The staff went out of their way to help us and answered so many questions for me.
Too Far Away!testimonial
Too Far Away!There have been countless hours that I have just gone … to sit and talk to someone. They have been my family away from home and have been there for me through the tough times and celebrated with me during the good.
Warrior SupportWhen my husband was medivaced from Iraq, he had no idea these facilities were here. It was an oasis for both of us. The staff went out of their way to help us and answered so many questions for me.
Facilities We Funded
Warrior and Family Support CenterThe Warrior and Family Support Center is a place for comfort and camaraderie. The 12,000-square-foot facility has an all-in-one, “living room” feel, designed to provide the Warriors and their families a place where they can feel supported and.…more
Therapeutic GardensThe Therapeutic Gardens were designed to continue the mission of providing our Wounded Warriors and their families the best possible environment for healing. Following the best practices of evidence-based design, the Gardens were created with input from leading medical professionals, therapists and other experts.…more
Freedom ParkFreedom Park provides an atmosphere designed to promote healing through physical activity. The 6-acre grounds were designed with input from the clinical staff at the Center for the Intrepid in order to maximize the effectiveness of the resources for physical therapy, healing and rehabilitation.…more
AmphitheatrePart of the 6-acre Freedom Park grounds, the ampitheatre provides a meeting place for large-scale events honoring Warriors and their families.…more
Sports and Turf FieldThe Sports and Turf field provides another option for accessibility and regaining physical strength.…more
I attribute the WFSC directly for being able to maintain my morale and a positive attitude during my recovery. Not only have they helped greatly with my recovery, they also gave me pointers and the knowledge I needed to safely invest my money to secure my future by helping me work out what shares to buy now. In my opinion, this staff and facility is the best money spent for recovering wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center.”