Message From The Board of Directors

As of December 2021, the Garry Owen House has successfully helped 49 Homeless Veterans.

Please Note:

We are in the process of renovating the Garry Owen House. At this time, we are unable to accept any more donations of physical goods (including food) without prior approval.
You can however donate by volunteering to assist in the cleanup and renovation. Monetary contributions are always accepted.

Do you have a passion for helping our homeless Veterans? Interested in being a part of making a difference? Consider attending a meeting and becoming part of our team. We are always looking for board members, committee chairs, and regular volunteers. Contact us today for more information.

Veterans Helping Veterans
One Vet at a time


Do you want to be a part of helping with the improvements in our transition home for Veterans?  We are looking for people to assist with:

  • Spray insulation in the basement
  • Quote from an electrician to update the wiring
  • Quote for crushed stone
  • Debris removal
  • and more!

Do you have a trade/skill and are looking to volunteer?  Send us a message with what you’re able to help with and we will get back to you as soon as we can!


Mission Statement

The mission of the Garry Owen House is to provide a transitional shelter where homeless veterans can find hope for the future through a fellowship with other veterans dedicated to help them link up with the opportunities they have earned in the service to our country in an atmosphere of safety, dignity and respect.

The Garry Owen House is a 501 C3 non-profit organization.

Project Goals

The goal of this project is to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans in a safe, comfortable, supportive environment that facilitates transition from a life of insecurity, dependency and social isolation. This has been accomplished through the establishment of a facility that fosters a combination of privacy and social interaction with fellow veterans and the community.

Facility Goals

The facility is located in a small, rural community, which is key to providing a peaceful, non-threatening and non-stressful place that facilitates re-adaptation to the realities of life. The environment is conducive to participating in recreational and vocational activities such as gardening and small scale agricultural projects. The facility accommodates outside support services that can be provided to each veteran privately or in groups.

Board of Directors

Wendy MacDowell, Secretary
Lisa Wardwell, Treasurer
Gene Kelly, Deputy Treasurer
Ryan Stanhope, Sergeant at Arms
Gene Kelly, Chair
Russell Pike, Vice Chair
Lisa Wardwell, Director


Make a Contribution

Help us reach 100% of our funding goal! Contribute today.