Military Assistance Response Program
This program assists veterans or service members who are facing temporary financial hardships. We assist in paying essential bills as a result of a military service-related incident. Our goal is to improve the quality of life to create a foundation for long term stability.
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 skill sets.
Additionally, this program helps pay an individual’s essential expenses while they train for a new job or career.
The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (“HVRP”)
This grant program is an employment-focused program of the U.S. Department of Labor. As an HVRP grantee, USA Cares provides job training, case management, and placement services to connect homeless veterans with local employers in 65 Kentucky counties and to achieve meaningful employment. To address the complex problems facing homeless veterans, USA Cares also works with public and private partners at all levels (federal, state and local) to provide supportive services and access to housing.
Financial Education & Empowerment Program
As a part of the application process, USA Cares incorporated The 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.
CSP Corporate Fellowship
Fort Knox’s ACES, Fort Knox Transition Assistance Program (TAP), and USA Cares’ Career Transition Program invite you to take advantage of the Fort Knox Career Skills Program 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
- Wounded Warrior Resource Center for Veterans | WWP (woundedwarriorproject.org)
- 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.