FamilyOfaVet - Real world info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat
FamilyOfaVet - Real World info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat.

USA Cares is a non-profit organization devoted to providing real-world, worthwhile support
to current members of the military and those who have recently served in Iraq or
Afghanistan.  They're about giving people in need a "Hand UP, not a hand out."  They
provide assistance to mentally & physically wounded warriors and their families, work to
prevent home foreclosures and evictions, and help with basic needs during financial crisis

So far USA Cares has responded to over 13,000 requests for aid and has prevented
foreclosure/eviction of over 435 individually owned or rented homes of military families.

Probably my favorite part of this organization is their "Family Resource Center." This
program is a call center dedicated to serving military and Veterans, as well as spouses,
parents, children, and other loved ones.

All calls are answered by trained and experienced Family Resource Coordinators.  These
coordinators act as mentors, coaches and friendly voices that help families that may not
even know the right question to ask. Through this approach they are often able to identify
services and benefits, in addition to USA Cares support, of which callers may not be aware.

Here are some other great things about USA Cares:

Grants NOT Loans!  - USA Cares provides assistance in the form of grants. Many other
groups provide loans, which often do not solve long-term problems.

Privacy and Dignity – The voice at the end of the line with USA Cares has likely been in
the shoes of the caller. They listen intently and share useful information and solutions.

Help from Many Sources - USA Cares often mobilizes other organizations such as local
VFW’s and the Semper Fi Fund to join in providing assistance. Additionally, partnerships
with Operation Homefront, the American Legion, food banks and churches across the
country have helped many families.

**One note, not so much of caution, but just something to be aware of.  Because USA
Cares is so busy, it can take several days for them to get in touch with you and then
several more days to get the ball really rolling.  Don't wait to the last minute to call them.  
Call when you think you're probably going to have a problem, not when they're coming
down your driveway to shut your water off!**

If you or your loved one is in need of help, you can contact USA Cares as follows:

On the web:  

By Phone:    

By E-mail:

Return to Financial Help for Veterans Page
Don't forget to take our Congressional Survey!
As little as 10 minutes of your time can help us make a difference in your life!!
About This Site  |  Media Room  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Link Share  |  Spread the Word

If you have questions or concerns about this site, please e-mail us at Info -at-
Family Of a Vet, Inc., is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  
All donations to Family Of a Vet are tax deductible.  For more information about supporting the work we do,
This page dedicated to helping Veterans and their loved ones learn more about USA Cares.
USA Cares - Devoted to helping military & veterans! welcomes and encourages the off-line distribution of content from its website through appropriate channels but no use is granted without our specific permission. Please contact us by e-mail at Permissions -at- stating the specific content to be used and place and means of off-line distribution. Webmasters, bloggers, etc., wishing to use a limited amount of content from our site for non-commercial, on-line purposes may do so as long as a backlink to our site is provided. © Copyright 2007 - / Family Of a Vet, Inc. All rights reserved.

About This Site  |  Media Room  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Link Share  |  Spread the Word  |  Volunteer
our mission: to provide real world resources that help heroes and their loved ones survive & thrive in life after combat