"Leave No One Behind"

Mahedy Sober Living House

Mahedy Sober Living House is a beautifully-restored Victorian home located in San Diego’s Golden Hill neighborhood, with space available for 14 veterans.

Residents access counseling services and sober recreational activities at the Veterans Rehabilitation Center to help them maintain their new positive lifestyle.

Mahedy House is on the California Register of Historic Places. VVSD purchased the house in 1996 and has made substantial improvements to it. The house is named in honor of Father William Mahedy, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was instrumental in creating Vet Centers to provide onsite counseling to Vietnam combat veterans.

Father Mahedy is also credited with inspiring a group of Vietnam veterans to create the Vietnam Veterans of San Diego (VVSD) to serve and advocate for Vietnam veterans. In 2005, VVSD became Veterans Village of San Diego.

A resident manager lives at the facility, which houses both male and female alumni of the Rehabilitation Center who are employed.


  • Graduates of VVSD’s Veterans Rehabilitation Center
  • Currently Employed

Resident Expectations

  • Work with a case manager to plan and maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle
  • Develop and follow a solid recovery plan
  • Engage in individual and group therapy
  • Improve their independent and social living skills

Residents work with counselors at the Veterans Rehabilitation Center on

  • Goal Development
  • 12-step Programs
  • Self-esteem
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Individual Issues
  • Parole Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship and Family Problems

This program is funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Residents provide their own governance through an elected Resident Council.


We believe intensive rehabilitation leads to self-sustaining independence,
the maximizing of human potential and a meaningful, fulfilling life.
Our veterans are worthy of nothing less.