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Causes: Financial Counseling, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: The Home Front Cares primarily provides emergency and responsive support and grants for Colorado's service members, veterans and family members, who have been impacted by deployment in harm's way.

Results: Since 2003, The Home Front Cares has raised more than $7.6 million to help thousands of Colorado service members, veterans and their families, paying essential life expenses like rent and utilities. We began by serving families of deployed soldiers in the Pikes Peak region, but as the wars have wound down over the years, we've expanded our services statewide, to include all branches of service, Guard, Active Duty, Reserve or Veteran. Today, nearly 99% of our clients are Veterans.

Target demographics: Service members, veterans and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 375 veterans and families with financial grants, and provided referral services for more than 1,000 clients to ensure they receive the financial and other counseling and services they need.

Geographic areas served: Colorado

Programs: emergency financial grants to pay essential life expenses such as rent and utilities. Our grants, often made within 48 hours, prevent evictions and homelessness, and keep the power and heat on for Colorado veterans and military families in need.

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I've learned that this organization has better than an 80/20 direct services to admin cost ratio, is rated by other nonprofits as the most responsive and 5% of responding clients stated the timeliness and response saved their lives. Their latest data shows life was improved for 472 children, over 300 had grants provided that kept them at work or at home or in school, and 1200 received other services. They don't give hand-outs, they give a hand up.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Over the last 10 years I have personally watched The Home Front Cares (THFC) change the lives of hundreds of service men and women, many of whom were literally at the end of their rope. THFC is very careful not to just throw money at a problem, but rather look for those opportunities where they can make a real difference in someone's life by helping them work past a dark or seemingly impossible time in their lives. I have been very impressed by the efficient use of the donors' money--making sure to maximize what goes to help the serviceman or woman in need and keeping administrative expenses to the bare minimum. I'm proud to be associated with such and organization that is recognized around our community as doing such a wonderful job for our servicemen and women, their families and veterans.

Susan459

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

THFC is an organization that Veterans and their families can depend upon for emergency assistance in the Pikes Peak Region. They are phenomenal community partners and a great representation of Colorado generosity.

Susan Holmes
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Jack G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This charity takes great care of military families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Home Front Cares is the best charity in town. It is run almost entirely by volunteers and does a great job caring for deployed soldiers and their families. When a crisis appears, they can react right away and solve the problem.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a big fan of the Home Front Cares because their mission is so critical to our veterans in emergency financial hardship. I have helped with the annual fundraiser dinner for the last couple years, and will continue to volunteer as long as there is a need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Home Front Cares is an organization that has helped thousands of Veterans and their families. We are truly blessed to have them in our community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently attended a fundraising banquet for the Home Front Cares. It was an amazing experience and something that I will now do annually. It is obvious how much they truly care about the military community in Colorado Springs. The testimonials from people who have received assistance brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Home Front Cares!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What this group does is amazing! I was staggered when I heard how many vets are in need because of hardships, and the fact that these folks are doing something about it is truly inspiring! I'm telling everyone I know to give to this group!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having had a father who served multiple tours of duty in several war zones, the mission of The Home Front Cares is very near and dear to my heart. When I hear stories of military veterans being evicted from housing and sleeping in their cars with their families, it's clear that the government is failing individuals who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. We owe our returning service men and women so much more. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for their sacrifice.

The Home Front Cares bridges that gap and offers help. They offer hope when all hope is gone in the form of emergency financial aid to deserving veterans in need. And because of that, I am happy and proud to support their efforts.

Chip U.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working in a non-profit that serves active duty and veterans myself, I rub shoulders with this organization constantly & they are nothing short of exceptional. They are very accommodating, personable & you can easily see that from the top down, those that work at The Home Front Cares truly do care. They have changed lives & given hope to those in need. I am proud to work in concert with them as we try and assist our military service members, past & present, with their unique challenges.