Operation Homefront, Inc

Rating: 4.38 stars   72 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy, Economic Development

Location: 1355 Central Parkway S Suite 100 San Antonio TX 78232 USA

Mission: Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

Operation Homefront provides direct services to alleviate a military family’s or individual’s actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support. Emergency financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. Other emergency funding assistance, which an applicant receives within 24 to 72 hours, includes the following:

  • Financial assistance
  • Emergency food
  • Emergency home repairs
  • Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers
  • Home and appliance repair
  • Furniture and household items
  • Local moving assistance
  • Community events
  • Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing
    Results: Since its inception, Operation Homefront has provided more than $128 million dollars of funding to programs to benefit military families.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

awful company they only care about exploiting photos of wounded veterans and don't offer any real help to majority of the veteran community in need and struggling

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I was truly blessed when I was able to attend a caregiver retreat with the Hearts of Valor. But, at that time it was known as Wounded Warrior Wives.

After attending the first caregiver in retreat in El Paso, TX it improved my mental status. I wasn't in the dark well I had already been there, but was swimming my way out of the water I suppose. This caregiver retreat wasn't a go the to an amusement park, or a lodge, or getting a massage. It was much more than that. I was a knowledge base retreat, educational, and an eye opening experience.

I learned the difference between TBI and PTSD and the two specific signs to know the difference of the two. I only wished our VAs would listen to it. The re-enacting of roles that we face daily was a shocker, even for high ranking service members. The counselors that we available to us, were tremendous and knew exactly to say, when to say and how to say it.

I wish the sponsorship of Tri West had not ended to offer more support for others so they too will know they are not alone.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be available in areas that are not bases or hospitals so they could benefit from the pack back giveaways or the Christmas Holiday stuff they do. Not to reject applications that are for regular retired or served in Iraq 2005. Don't ya think they have PTSD or TBi too, but not found only later. Contact members yearly to see if they still need services from the organization if not remove them.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience about our retreat in El Paso. Very few can comprehend the challenges of a caregiver. We're glad you could join us to get support and connect with a great group of women who understand exactly where you're coming from.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I personally know the founder and director of this organization. They are a small group who do not benefit from the money that comes in. The director lives off of a very small stipend and spends 80+ hours a week working with the military and their families.

The organization depended on donations and volunteers to provide trips, financial help, Christmas and Easter programs, back-to-school programs, clothes donations, food donations and so much more to our military.

If you want an organization that gives where they say they do, this is it. No flashy ad campaigns, no BS, just very dedicated people who will do everything they can to help a service member and his/her family. Give here. give generously.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Homefront is dedicated to service members ,wounded warriors and their families. I know that they have great impact on so many lives . I think that what they do for our services members is remarkable. Operation Homefront does a great job at showing service members how thankful we as a country are for their services and sacrifices.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally seen how many cases Operation Homefront deals with on a day to day basis. Even if Operation Homefront is unable to provide assistance to the service member they always refer the service member to other sources.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

there really isn't anything I would change

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel proud to be associated with Operation Homefront

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Having worked with Operation Homefront for close to a year, I can see the impact they have on so many peoples lives. This is an organization where the staff truly cares about the organizations mission. Operation Homefront offers many different services that gives military families a broad range of assistance options. I know this organization is going to continue to do great work in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing from military families the effect that Operation Homefront has had on improving their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything, and continue to grow in order to help as many military families as possible.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff of Operation Homefront is always available to take care of the military families. I have seen the staff stay after hours to deliver financial assistance.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for this organization almost since the organization started. I have seen them grow from a small organization to a larger national organization. I have seen many of the growing pains they experienced along the way and although they have had some hurdles, they have worked through them and have gotten stronger. As they grew their staff, I have become less involved in the day to day volunteering but recently helped them out with a project. When I went back to volunteer, I was amazed at how far they have come, the many new systems and processes in place. It is so great to see this organization I once saw working from a garage, now a very succesful and thriving organization. I am proud to be associated with them.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

First of all, everyone that we have ever had to deal with were top notch. I am so glad that I got to share the experience with my son!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the capacity of the volunteer and as a recipient.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing first hand how wonderful they are taking care of the military families.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, helpful and willing to stop and talk.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many military families.

Ways to make it better...

more people got involved with such a great cause. I mean the people here are great, but I think that more people should volunteer their time to this organization. They are doing so much good for the military communities!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the other organizations that scam military families, it may make some families scared to deal with different organizations. I also think that more companies should start getting involved so that this organization can do more for the military communities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the work that this organization does for military families is very much appreciated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Operation Homefront is an amazing organization! I have personally witnessed the support they provide our military families. As a disabled veteran and now a military spouse, I cannot tell you how much their support means to our military families! They are the number one resource out there to support military families in my opinion!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the families receieve direct emergency support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they truly change the lives of these families.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and passionate about serving military families.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save a lot of military families from financial despair.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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