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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Operation Homefront (OH) mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they have worked so hard to protect.

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.

    Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, Operation Homefront provided $4.2 million in emergency assistance to 2,300 military, veteran and wounded warrior families.

    Programs: Operation homefront assists military families coping with deployment and injury recovery as they struggle with unforeseen budget challenges. The most common types of need are for rent/mortgage assistance, home repair, food and utilities. Transitional housing and permanent mortgage-free home programs help military families reduce debt and achieve greater stability for the future. Family support activities address the inherent challenges of military life through programs designed to sustain, uplift and transform.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Erin35

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront amazed me. My husband just came back from deployment and immediately PCS'd. I did my best to balance the checkbook but as I expected the grocery budget took the biggest hit. Thanksgiving is around the corner and all I could think about was how many ways I could be grateful for the Turkey Sandwiches that we would be having. I was asking many places but because this was a temporary problem not many organizations do one time help. I applied for operation homefront's help with little expectations and that very day a represenative called me back and 2 days later gift cards for the commissary came in. I am so Thankful for Operation Homefront, you helped my family back on their feet and my children will get to have a wonderful fulfilling Thanksgiving. I vow that if I could ever give back that I would immediately give back to Operation Homefront because they have proven above and beyond their true dedication to military families. Thank you

Review from CharityNavigator

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation homefront helped us tremendously with groceries. It made my day to get that mail and have commissary gift cards in it. Will the representative was really nice I never expected to get help like that especially now a days but they definitely went above and beyond my expectations. Thank operation homefront you helped us tremendously I could never be thankful enough

Review from CharityNavigator

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a disabled vet and at a time of great need Operation Home Front where there to help me and my family through a very tough time. I am so thankful, that they were there and willing to do what they could.

Review from CharityNavigator

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a wounded vet and while I have employment my injuries have limited my earning ability. This summer my truck broke down and it ended up costing me $4,500 to get it fixed which left me with no money for food or rent. While the process is a bit long and redundant, the people who worked there were finally able to help and paid for my rent and got me $250 in groceries . Just when I needed it the most

Review from CharityNavigator

Client Served

Rating: 5

During a deployment transition, we found ourselves strapped financially. All of our utilities were with in days of being shut off, we had no food, and no income for the month. OH was a tremendous blessing to our family! In a matter of 2 days, they paid our utilities, auto insurance, and gave us commissary gift cards for food. There is absolutely no way we could have survived through this time had they not helped us. Operation Homefront is amazing. We are so grateful for all they do to help military families!!

Review from CharityNavigator

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

i really feel that OHF is a scam that someone is pocketing the money somewhere. We applied for assistance through them and met all the requirements but were denied for the reason that they give food donations to ACS and we should go there and get ONE bag of food to feed a family of five for two weeks. Our pay was messed up when my husband transitioned from a regular unit to a WTB . After speaking with workers at WTB and ACS they informed me that OHF was a scam for soldiers and that they have helped MANY soldiers apply and have NEVER gotten help from them. I will do what i can to get this information out and let people know NOT to donate to a company that only takes the money to cover overhead instead of helping soldiers that need the help. My husbands life is changed forever due to injuries recieved during deployment and then he comes home to another scammer claiming to help those in the military. BLAH !

Review from CharityNavigator

Client Served

Rating: 5

There was a time where we had a family emergency and had to drive out of state to pick up my step-children. Because of the added expense we found ourselves in a financial bind and praying for the Lord to show us a way to receive the necessary help and viola, Operation Homefront was mentioned. I contacted them and they responded in less than 24 hours and we received the necessary assistance shortly there after. I could not believe how friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently they moved. It was a total blessing and I am so thankful that they were there to help us in our time of need!!! God bless them!

Review from CharityNavigator

Cassie W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were screwed financially after a bunch of random expenses threw our budget for a loop. After the bills came out of my husbands check we only had about $28 to buy food for our family of 4 for 2 weeks. Mary Scott from operation homefront worked with us and we ended up getting approved for $200 in commissary vouchers. It literally saved our lives, as operation homefront has done for many of the military families in our area.

Review from CharityNavigator

Nicolette P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough Amazing things about this organization!! They have helped us so many times in the last 8 years, from Christmas donations, food and diaper distribution, medical assistance and now homes on the front! What a Blessing they have been in our lives and i'm so grateful for all they have done for my family and continue to for other military families.

Review from CharityNavigator

cass Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

well we were in a bind after getting my pregnant teen sister . Amber from operation home-front helped us with food assistance . she has also been a emotional support seeing how she related to me . my husband has a pride issue n never wants a hand out i never see it as a hand out but as a hand up as we were sinking in debit and emotionally. if i never talked to Amber i would have had a brake down . now their is food in the house and we can pay our bills i kno to most that may be small but to our family of 8 and one on the way it was huge helping hand they have away of making u feel ok and calm down when stressed thank you so much amber and OH for all your help i don't feel hopeless i am confident that things will get better

Review from CharityNavigator