The Home Front Cares is devoted to providing urgent emergency financial aid and other support for Colorado veterans and military families. Our primary focus is on those who have deployed in harm's way since 9/11, Programs include one-time financial grants to families, assistance with energy bills, adaptive housing modifications, and Welcome Home Heroes.
This aid provides a critical bridge to struggling military families, as the average veteran may wait 14 months for VA medical and financial benefits to process and begin. This need will increase significantly as some 100,000 soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen leave the service in the next few years.
If you would like to apply for assistance, please visit our Help page.
GRANTS TO FAMILIES
Provides one-time grants to families in need due to unforeseen circumstances aggravated by deployment of a parent/spouse or separation from the service. Shelter (rent, mortgage), car payment, car insurance and other "survival" expenses are among items covered.
Pays utility bills for military families through grants from Energy Outreach Colorado, augmented by our general fund.
Provides financial support for home modifications necessary for disabled service members.
WELCOME HOME HEROS
An important morale-builder that shows returning soldiers that their community welcomes and appreciates them. Volunteers from The Home Front Cares meet every plane that arrives in Colorado Springs carrying soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We hand every returning service member a cheeseburger and soda, greet them and thank them for their service.
This program also supports family members to visit wounded loved ones out of state in military hospitals and to attend memorial services, as well as welcoming ceremonies for soldiers and families, unit activities, and other functions that are not readily covered by existing military or nonprofit infrastructure.