Combat Injured Assistance
The Combat Injured program pays the basic expenses for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST) while they receive treatment.
The Housing Assistance program aims to prevent foreclosures and evictions for post-9/11 veterans and their families. Families seeking help are required to attend free budget counseling before any grant assistance is awarded.
The Emergency Assistance program focuses on cases where the financial stress is related to military service. This program pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills.
This program provides individuals with tools and resources to better prepare them for the hiring process, and refers qualified candidates to corporate organizations with open positions of employment specific to their skillsets.
Additionally, this program helps pay an individual’s essential expenses while they train for a new job, relieving any financial barrier that keeps them from getting a new job or career.
Financial Education & Empowerment Program
As a part of the application process, USA Cares incorporated The Military Housing Financial Education & Empowerment Program to provide support to military families who are facing financial difficulty. Our hope is to arm military families with the tools they need to be prepared when the unexpected happens.
Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program
Fort Knox’s ACES, Fort Knox SFL-TAP, and USA Cares’ Career Transition Program invite you to take advantage of the Fort Knox Career Skills Program – Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship! The program provides skills development training for those preparing for the transition from military service into the civilian workforce. Through this program, each participant will have the opportunity to participate in a fellowship at a local organization within the Kentuckiana region.
Certified Military Housing Specialist Program
USA Cares now offers a nationally certified course designed to provide loan officers, realtors and housing professionals with a clear understanding of how to work with military borrowers, whether they’re using a VA loan or other type of financing.
This course helps housing professionals make sense of the military language, rank and pay system, delivering the tools and knowledge necessary to provide prompt and competitive service to military borrowers in a timely and competitive manner, especially in a fast-paced market. It also includes advice regarding foreclosure prevention, with tips that loan officers and realtors can give their clients to help them avoid mortgage delinquencies in the future.
In addition to these resources, check with your local Department of Social Services for programs that you may be eligible for based on family size and income.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars – Unmet Needs: Unmet Needs will now only assist pre-9/11 era veterans if they have been out less than 3 years.
- Military Assistance Program (MAP): Only assists deployed service members.
- American Legion: Visit online or call 800-504-4098 and request a representative in your local area. Please note, the Legion will only help pre-9/11 if they are members.
- Honor Bound Foundation
- National Association of American Veterans
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
- Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)
- Operation First Response
- Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
- PenFed Foundation
- Salute America’s Heroes
- Fallen Patriot Fund
- Hope For The Warriors
- Operation Homefront
- Welcome Home Veterans 1-800-VETHELP
- National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
- Department of Veterans Affairs: Contact your local VA office for the VASH Program for Housing vouchers, or dial 1-877-4AID-VET.