Supporting homeless & injured veterans

About Houses for Warriors

Supporting those who have served

Our mission

Houses for Warriors strives to improve the quality of life for injured and homeless veterans in need. We do this through:

  • Safe and Affordable Housing options including Cooperative Living- Residential Group Homes
  • Special Adaptive Housing and ADA Accessibility renovations for injured veteran's homes.
  • Free Home Remodeling and Major Repairs for Warriors experiencing financial hardship.
  • Transitional Housing and Vocational Training  in Construction Trades.
  • A Hand UP, Not a Hand Out

Since we began, our organization has provided a wide variety of special services and resources to our injured veterans in need of essential home repairs, special adaptive home upgrades and repairs that improve their quality of life. 


These Warriors sacrificed life and limb to protect our freedoms in America. It is an honor to organize such services with the help of our amazing Volunteers and Construction Partners: Purple Heart Homes of Colorado, Valor roofing and Solar, Waste Connections of Colorado, Patriot Plumbing and many more!


We are committed to providing our homeless veterans with clean, safe and all-inclusive living arrangements that cannot be found elsewhere.


Our Process

Our process focuses on our core belief and philosophy that the personal, physical and spiritual well-being of our warriors must come first. We take an inter-disciplinary approach to our management as well as a team approach to our service offerings. We partner with numerous local and state non-profits as well as governmental entities in order to best meet the needs of our community.


Application and Screening Process

Unlike most providers that have a check-list of requirements, we prefer to take a holistic approach. Most of our warriors typically originate via a shared referral source. Often times this could be a VA Service provider, nurse, case worker, social worker or even another warriors’ family. Doing so allows our qualified staff to better understand the special needs of the particular warrior and therefore make a decision.


Our Philosophy

Our mission and philosophy stems from five key components: Respect, Empathy, Self-Learning, Integrity and Pride Of Ownership. We personally believe that housing is a universal necessity that creates positive change for all of humanity. With housing and the above key-tenets, we believe that we can impact change and help our warriors better their lives. Our mission is simply to improve the lives of our warriors through affordable, all-inclusive housing environments which are centered around respect, empathy, self-learning, integrity and pride of ownership.


The Warrior Populations We Intend to Serve As We Grow

We are working towards providing a wide variety of housing options. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

·       All Men Cooperative Living Group Homes

·       All Women Cooperative Living Group Homes

  •  Disabled and Non-Disabled Residential Care Homes
About the founder

Meet Andrew

 Andrew Canales is the founder and CEO of Houses For Warriors, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  specializing in the startup, acquisition and operation of real estate and operating companies that provide services and solutions to military veterans in specific markets, assisted living and affordable rental housing, including vocational training in construction and cabinet making



With Houses for Warriors, Andrew coordinates with property owners, donors, community leaders, and business owners across the country to create strategic partnerships and opportunities that serve our veterans and those involved. His main goal is to improve the quality of life for every veteran who is struggling.

About the Communications Director

Meet Brian

 Brian Johnson is our Marketing Director and Mentorship Coordinator. Brian founded Warrior NOW,  a 501©(3) nonprofit that was founded as a way to eliminate the stigma associated with Veterans dealing with Mental Illness, PTSD, TBI, and/or Addiction. Brian Johnson is our Marketing Director  and Mentorship Coordinator and the founder of Warrior NOW, a local 501©(3) nonprofit that was founded as a way to eliminate the stigma associated with Veterans dealing with Mental Illness, PTSD, TBI, and/or Addiction. Brian has an extensive background in community health and social services and has contacts at numerous hospitals, behavioral health clinics, home-health agencies and neuro-rehabilitation specialists in the Denver Area which are a vital source for attaining a continual referral list of pre-screened veteran clients for Houses For Warriors.



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