The American Legion Family Support Network Hotline to connect OEF/OIF servicemembers and their families in need with a Legion post that can provide assistance with tasks such as grocery shopping, child care, mowing the grass, fixing the family car, and other household needs.(800) 504-4098 American Red Cross – Disaster Recovery Financial Guide Online resources for restoring stability, managing injuries and property loss, recovering financially, and moving ahead long-term after a disaster. Armed Forces Relief TrustLinks to the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, which provide emergency assistance to servicemembers and their families; eligibility and qualifying expenses vary for each relief fund. Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief FundProvides scholarships and financial assistance to the surviving children and spouses of fallen OEF/OIF servicemembers, and financial assistance to the families of disabled servicemembers.(301) 685-3421 Military CouponOnline coupons or discounts for military families. Military Money Provides online information and planning tools for military servicemembers and their families about money management, education and career advice, deployment and relocation; created as part of U.S. Department of Defense’s“Financial Readiness Campaign.” Military Saves Campaign to help and support servicemembers and their families in building personal savings for their immediate and long-term needs. My Military MommyProvides information about the best discounts are for military families. Operation Homefront Provides a variety of emergency financial and support services for the families of deployed servicemembers and wounded warriors; has 23 chapters in 32 states.(800) 722-6098 Operation Once in a Lifetime Grants to meet the needs of military families in or near poverty, and for travel and special events to create memories for servicemembers about to be deployed and their families. Personal Finance for Military Families Financial guide covering topics such as saving and investing, avoiding scams, buying a home, transitioning to civilian life, and more. Rebuild Hope Financial support network providing six to nine months of financial assistance in tandem with financial counseling and budgeting plans for injured, current-era veterans and their families. SaveAndInvest.org Military-specific information for managing money, buying a home, saving for college, etc. for servicemembers and their families.(202) 728-6933 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Federal nutrition program administered by state and local agencies provides assistance with purchasing nutritious food for low-income families.(800) 221-5689 Tax SlayerMilitary tax-edition software. Unmet Needs ProgramVFW-sponsored program that provides grants to recently or currently deployed servicemembers and their immediate families to assist with basic life needs such as home or auto repair, medical deductibles, travel expenses, child care expenses, clothing, mortgage, and rent.(866) 789-6333 USA CaresGrants made to service providers to cover expenses such as utility and mortgage payments for post-9/11 military families.(800) 773-0387 HUDVet National Resources Lists resources for veterans seeking home ownership; provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Veterans PlusThe VeteransPlus Program offers a choice of financial wellness options.Back to Top
Military Pro Bono Project Pro bono legal aid for income-eligible, active-duty military servicemembers to assist with the resolution of civil legal issues; accepts case referrals from military legal assistance offices worldwide. LawHelp.org Gateway to nonprofit legal aid providers and public interest law offices in each state; basic information about legal rights, self-help information, and court information, plus links to social service agencies for low- and moderate-income people. Lawyers Serving Warriors Free legal services by volunteer attorneys to OEF/OIF servicemembers and veterans facing administrative separation, going through a mental or physical evaluation board, or pursuing a claim with the VA for disability compensation; a project of the National Veterans Legal Services Program. (202) 265-8305 National Veterans Legal Services Program Advocacy, training, education, publications, and pro bono legal assistance for veterans navigating the VA system.(202) 265-8305 The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Pro bono legal aid for veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims only.(888) 838-7727 U.S. Armed Forces Legal Aid Society General legal information for educational and informational purposes only; it is not legal advice.
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2-1-1 Call Center of the United Way & AIRSNational database to connect people with essential human services such as assistance for food, housing, counseling, employment, and health care.Dial 2-1-1 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Military Line A variety of free services, consumer education, newsletters, and other resources for veterans and military families, organized by branch of service. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Information to help homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless find community-based services and local, state, and federal agencies to assist them.(800) 838-4357
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"Just knowing an organization like the American Legion Auxiliary exists, providing support to our military and our families even when we're gone, makes a world of difference."
- ALA member and Indiana National Guard Col. Marilyn Moores