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The Home Front Cares

Rating: 5 stars   52 reviews 3,015

Address:

1120 N. Circle Dr. Suite 7 Colorado Springs CO 80909 USA

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.

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719-434-1407
www.thehomefrontcares.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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
Operation TBI Freedom
Craig Hospital

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity takes great care of military families.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Home Front Cares has been active for over 11 years, helping active duty and veterans get the immediate help they need with rent, utilities, car repairs, etc to prevent them from being homeless or without heat, etc. The case managers work the requests quickly and effectively to get the necessary funds to the clients to prevent eviction or electricity/gas being turned off. The staff, Board members and volunteers work tirelessly to raise money to support those who have fought for our freedom and look to us for assistance in their time of need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Home Front Cares fills a desperate need in Colorado, bridging the financial gap that so many military members face when separating from military service. With the slowdown of the VA, many young servicemen and women are strapped to make necessary payments for housing, utilities, cars or car repairs. Many are working hard to support their families by trying to secure new jobs with the added pressure of health challenges such as PTS, TBI and hearing and vision loss. THFC steps in with immediate help to qualified clients. This truly is a life changing organization.

It is a privilege to serve on a Board that is so dedicated to serving our military in a time of need. The small, dedicated staff and many volunteers work amazingly hard to give back to our servicemen and women.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had heard of The Home Front Cares for several years before learning of the enormous need in Colorado Springs from one of the founders, Bob Carlone. Bob and Joe Henjum saw the need and acted upon it...assistance for military members and their families who have been affected by deployment. Because of military related injuries many cannot find jobs and consequently, their families suffer because of lack of funds to pay for the necessities of life. This is where The Home Front Cares steps in quickly. The staff and case managers act quickly to receive approval for the cases in order to allievate the financial strain. I am extremely proud to serve on a Board with such dedicated volunteers who support those who valiantly serve our country.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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