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HonorBound Foundation, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: To support and provide education to veterans and their families by all means and methods as well as acting as a resource for veterans coping with issues related to their military service, including limited financial services to veterans and their families in crisis. Such support shall include advocacy and referral services to appropriate social agencies and funding and advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. To provide education and information to the public regarding Veterans Administration programs and other programs created for the treatment of PTSD and other mental or physical illnesses and disabilities. To cooperate with other nonprofit or governmental agencies and programs furthering the aforementioned purposes and educate the public on these problems, their causes and potential cures.

Target demographics: To assist Veterans and their families with honor, dignity, and respect by advocating for and providing immediate assistance to them during times of crisis.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2235 Veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: Communities across the U.S.

Programs: A fund that offers emergency financial relief for veterans and their families in crisis; A toll-free number that allows us to receive hundreds of inquiries each month from people across the country; Business partnerships that make it possible to secure services and equipment at reduced rates or at no cost for families in need.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work at the VA Hospital in Atlanta. I have referred countless Veterans to the HonorBound Foundation (formerly National Veterans Services Fund). Where most organizations have very restrictive requirements that prevent my Vets from qualifying for help, HonorBound Foundation is much more flexible and willing to look at each individual situation before making a decision whether they will help or not. The staff are extremely easy to work with and the turn around receiving financial assistance for my Vets is extremely fast! This is essential when you are working with someone who is having a true financial emergency and needs help quick. To be honest, this is really the only national organization that I can depend on to help the Veterans I work with on a consistent basis. I don't have time to jump through the endless hoops that many other organizations require, only for my Veteran to still be denied in the end. I greatly appreciate the efforts of HonorBound Foundation and wish that they had more money to help even further!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was my first time using HonorBound Foundation, Inc. for assistance with a Veteran.
After exhausting all of my resouces, I reached out to HonorBound Foundation and Susan guided me through the process. Susan went over and beyond my expectations.
I would recomend and support HonorBound Foundation to anyone in need of assistance. Anyone wanting to donate to a charity and not sure which one, HonorBound Foundation, INC, is highly noteworthy. This charity will ensure the Veteran recieves the assistance that is well deserved.
HonorBound Foundation truely cares for the Veterans not just by words but by action.
Thank You HonorBound Foundation for taking such wonderful care of our Veterans!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This program is a lifesaver for Veteran's. I am a VA case manager and refer many Veterans here for one time assistance with a financial burden that has the potential to jeopardize their stability and cause them to return to homelessness. They truly help in areas that other organizations won't - such as a car repair bill that will help a Veteran to keep their job. I am so thankful to have this resource and appreciate the donors and managers of this foundation greatly. Not only that, but these matters are time-sensitive and Honorbound responds so quickly to help. They are truly a blessing to low income Veterans when life brings an unexpected cost they can't absorb.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

in my time working as a LCSW at the Department of Veteran Affairs I have worked with several organization that claim to help Veterans. Honor Bond foundation is by far the absolute most amazing and best organization. Honor Bound always follows up and comes through in a quick turnaround. other organizations do not even come close to Honor Bounds commitment to helping Veterans in need. I have helped so many Veterans get out of tight spots and moving ahead with their lives just because of the help Honor Bound provided them. I wish all organizations including the nationally well know ones would stop and take a page out of the book of Honor Bound. They are the best on class for helping Veterans in need end of story. sincerely Eric L. Dungan, MSSW, LCSW

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for a non profit that addresses the barriers to homelessness and unemployment. I use Honor Bound to assist in areas that we are not able, and they continue to provide prompt, caring and excellent customer service and support. I constantly brag to my clients about how amazing this organization is, especially when I explain that I am sending a referral in for them, and they are skeptical. Every promise I have made to my clients about Honor Bound about who quick they respond and how well they handle every clients situation, has always been proven to my clients and they are so appreciative for such a wonderful organization!

1 Shaina G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HonorBound has done a fantastic job serving mutual Veterans in need. We are so grateful for their ongoing partnership.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work with homeless veterans and their families and in my position it is very hard to find financial assistance to assist them with everyday needs and necessities.
I found out about the HonorBound Foundation about a year ago when one of my clients found himself with out lights in his home. The client was a single dad and doing everything possible to provide for his child, but being unemployed was taking a toll on him. I reached out to the HonorBound Foundation and they provided assistance to my client and got his electricity turned back on with hours.

Every since that day, I have been working with this agency to provided assistance to my clients. Not only myself, but my clients are so greatful and appreciative to this organization for being the true blessing that they are. I am truly blessed as a case manager to have found this organization. I hope and pray they HonorBound is recognized for the superior work that they are doing to help the veterans who served this country. I can honestly say, without HonorBound, I would not be able to help as many veterans as I do. Thank you HonorBound Foundation and all of its wonderful and helpful employees. I appreciate you an look forward to continuing working with you to assist our veterans in need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for an organization whose mission is to assist and connect Veterans and their Families with resources that improve their lives. It is my distinct pleasure to write about an organization that plays an integral role in my organization’s overall success in this goal, namely the HonorBound Foundation Inc. I must say, HonorBound is an organization that is beyond reproach in the services and financial assistance they provide. My organization is a local non-profit that finds Veterans and their Families in a number of sad predicaments, in particular financial dire straits. My colleagues and I work with these Veterans on both their short and long term needs by utilizing a wholistic approach in assisting them and almost all if not most, need immediate financial assistance. HonorBound is the go-to organization I turn to and I not only obtain these finances but receive it in a very timely manner as well. Also, to our delight, there is a simple process in obtaining these resources and without any red tape as most other organizations’ process would require.
As a Veteran myself, you could only imagine what it means to have an organization such as this. It’s unfortunate to say but many Veterans are either reluctant and/or embarrassed to ask for assistance and the last thing they need is to receive the run around. The assistance HonorBound provides is life changing and they should be commended. When we find these Veterans, most have exhausted all other avenues of support. If anyone is considering donating to an organization, there is no other worthier than HonorBound. It has been my experience, there is no other organization that simply and more readily provide the much needed funding to one our nations most valued assets, Veterans. HonorBound Foundation Inc., I SALUTE YOU!!

Sincerely,

Alvin, Veteran Advocate
Augusta, Ga

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your kindness to veterans and God Bless you for the help you give it is appreciated.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi I'm posting on behave of my husband Jason, whom is a disabled Army Vet. Our family moved into our forever home last March 2018 and had to have the main water line replaced from the street to our house. Upon getting that fixed we were struggling with an extremely high water bill. My husband had his 7th knee surgery last August and we have been struggling with our high water bill since he was out of work for 3 months. Getting faced with a disconnection notice, Honorbound stepped in to help and paid our high water bill. We are forever grateful for the help that we've received from this organization. From the bottom of our hearts our family thanks you for your support.

1 Kerri Corrigan G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sue Tosto and her team work diligently and quickly to assist veterans and their family in crisis state. They are willing to communicate with the case managers, effectively expediting any application that may have questions or concerns about being approved. Generally, when the foundation has funds and a veteran is eligible, payments are made or sent the next business day. They are amazing and a God-send to our nation's heroes!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HonorBound has been instrumental in assisting many of our clients with short-term financial needs. Without this assistance, these veterans would experience further hardship, to include loss of jobs, housing instability and even homelessness. The HonorBound team is easy to engage, quick to respond, and equally swift in determining if they are able to assist. We appreciate their support of our veterans!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As a Social Worker working with Veterans experiencing homelessness, I refer to HonorBound Foundation, Inc when unable to secure assistance via available community resources. Every time that I have submitted a referral or have a question- staff at HonorBound respond quickly, professionally and with the Veteran's best interest at heart. Working with HonorBound is a pleasure, they always go out of their way to assist us as Case Managers and to assist the Veterans. Thank you for all that you do! You have as assisted in improving the lives of so many Veterans and their families. We are truly thankful for your assistance.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working for a federal department who serves veterans exclusively, I must say that the HonorBound Foundation is in a class of their own where they are second to none.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is a 100% disabled Veteran and although he is compensated by the government urgent things still arise where we do not have the ability financially to make extra money to take care of these essential situations. While working on an urgent financial situation with our Veterans Resource Specialist, Jami, she mentioned a wonderful organization called “Honor Bound” that could possibly assist us. She told us what documentation was needed for assistance and helped by beginning and completing that process with Honor Bound. It was just a matter of a few days and assistance was received by paying an electrical bill which resulted in no loss of electricity. I can’t begin to explain what a relief and blessing this was to our family and our Veteran who often feels at a loss to take care of issues normally anyway with his disabilities. They are truly a blessing and have the upmost respect for Veterans always. Thank you again Honor Bound!! What you are doing is so needed in the Veteran community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Husband and I both had to have surgery, my husband ending up have two surgery. We got behand on all ours bills, wasn't sure where to turn, so I stared by calling our local veteran and family support , they wasted no time helping my husband and I to take care of some bills that we got so far behind on that we didn't think we would every get paid.
Again Thank You Honor Bound Foundation,

God Bless you all
Robert ,Carolyn

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so appreciative for the HonorBound Foundation. They have helped many of our veterans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with a range of different issues. A very worthwhile organization!!

Gerry Roy, Social Worker

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a social worker and the HonorBound Foundation, Inc. has been an INVALUABLE resource for the veterans that I work with. I can not express the gratitude that I have for the prompt, professional, and courteous manner in which they provide assistance. I know that when I make an appropriate referral, the veteran WILL receive the help that they need . Thanks HonorBound for providing such compassionate service to those who have provided such sacrifice and service for all of us.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a social worker with the Hampton VAMC. This organization has time and again assisted veterans I work with resolving various financial challenges. The staff is always pleasant and a pleasure to work with. They have been an asset to me.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

To all of those out there who care about veterans:
If you are looking for a highly honorable and helpful foundation to donate to:
Please consider HonorBound Foundation:
In the five years that I have been a Veterans Service Officer for Porter County, IN I have reached out to them for the veterans in need that I deal with on numerous occasions: each time they have come through for them.
One of the best things is that they are able to act so swiftly:
My latest example:
I filled out an application for a veteran who desperately needed some new clothes for interviews while he is out looking for employment.
This morning I find in my work email inbox an email that $300 in Walmart gift cards will be mailed out to him today.
This is Real Help; Real Fast!
HonorBound is truly honorable!!
Sincerely,
Paulina B. Huffman
Asst . Veterans Service Officer
Porter County, IN

1 Rey David D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Social Worker (VA Hospital), I face limitless obstacles when financial distress hit our Veteran. Loss of income, illness, hospitalization, exploitation are some of the many issues that our heroes experience that could trigger a financial crisis.

The HonorBound Foundation have said present and have been ready to "jump in" when I reach out seeking assistance for our Veteran. The application process is straight forward and their response is always prompt.

For that, Thanks you HonorBound Foundation, Inc.

Rey Diaz
Social Worker, Richmond, Virginia.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent program. I am a SSVF case worker with the Salvation Army and this company is extremely helpful for covering some of the gaps in helping veterans. Always quick to respond and very friendly.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for an SSVF program for Rapid Rehousing of Veterans and prevention to help them keep from loosing their homes. I have found HonorBound to be very helpful with deposits, utilities and encouragement, even if they can't help. Ms. Tosto and her board are treasures and always work quickly and efficiently to help our Veterans with often less then a twenty-four turn-around for approval. When a Veteran is looking at getting into a home or trying to save the home they are already in, this can mean a huge help. Thank you HonorBound!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Honorbound Foundation has consistently supported the NJ homeless veteran population. Their assistance has been an invaluable positive in these veterans lives. In addition, the process is very straight forward and the staff is extremely professional. Honorbound Foundation has my highest regard.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a resource specialist working with veterans and their families. Honorbound was able to help a veteran family obtain needed transportation to get to work and to much needed VA appointments. This assistance was provided by honorbound when other organizations were unable to assist.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to HonorBound Foundation for helping an Army Veteran who needed help with his car payment. He'd been working, but business was slow, less hours and finally was laidoff. He was juggling his funds to try and pay everyone that he could, but then just ran out. HBF paid his car payment (two months). Wow, what a relief for him!!! Thank You HBF, thank you all and especially to the donors of HonorBound Foundation!!! Randi

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The service provided by HonorBound is outstanding! The referral process is easy and the turn-around time for responses is timely, which is extremely important to a person in need. As a service provider, I can truly say that this organization has made a difference in the lives of many of my clients, especially when they were up against the wall with nowhere else to turn. I have nothing but great things to say about this nonprofit. Keep up the great work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As executive director of a 501c3 nonprofit, Veterans Residential Services of Wilson, it is wonderful to work with such a fantastic agency as HonorBound Foundation. They always are willing to help a deserving Veteran. I recently referred a Veteran who was trying to get her family back together after being apart for six months due to a relocation. They were so generous to help with the deposit for the utilities. Last Friday a female Veterans was together with her family for the first time in six months due to HonorBound helping with the final piece of the puzzlw. Thanks for helping us make this possible!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for a non-profit SSVF program in Gainesville, Florida. We work with HonorBound on a regular basis and they have really saved some of our veterans that are in emergency circumstances. They've helped prevent utilities from being shut off and they've also prevented veterans from becoming homeless as well as getting homeless veterans into housing. The turn around time from when a initial referral is sent out to when the situation is resolved is amazing. I have not had a single bad interaction with this organization and I'd highly recommend them to anyone that is assisting veterans.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for Endeavors, Inc. Our program is a rapid rehousing program for homeless veterans. The HonorBound Foundation has been instrumental in helping us achieve our mission. The partnership is invaluable. HonorBound is a blessing to all veterans in need of a hand up.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HonorBound Foundation always comes through for me when I am trying to get assistance for our veterans. Great communication and always a quick response. There are non-profits that are out there that say they assist veterans but rarely come through. HonorBound is not one of those, they say they help and they do. They are truly in the business of Helping those who have served.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HonorBound assisted a struggling, unemployed and recently homeless veteran restore his driver's license. This veteran has had a lot of trouble finding employment and has had minimal ability to get to job interviews because he did not have a current driver's license. After receiving assistance from the HonorBound foundation this veteran now has the opportunity to obtain employment near his home and also will have more doors open to him going forward. This will, in turn, assist this veteran with maintaining his current housing and deter the possibility of him becoming homeless again. HonorBound was extremely prompt with providing assistance once they received a referral for this veteran and ensured that the process for restoring his license was successful.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a social worker for the a VA Homeless Program in Kansas. This agency has been such a help to many Veterans, especially living in rural areas without access to any other assistance. There are many Veterans I work with who would be homeless right now if not for the assistance of HonorBound. Homelessness is scary enough but made worse by the fact that many I serve are of an advanced age and could not realistically manage in a shelter. Thank you to this amazing agency and all those who donate to such a great cause. Truthfully, I just would not be able to do my job without the help of this resource.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Honor Bound assisted a Veteran to get their electricity back on! They were so quick and responsive; I was shocked at their turnaround! Truly amazing; thank you for the work you do for our Veterans!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HonorBound is a phenomenal organization, dedicated to assisting veterans. I recently worked with them to assist two clients with utility bills. We were all amazed and very grateful that this organization was ready, willing and able to resolve issues they were facing. Words are not sufficient to express how much I appreciate Honor Bound for all they do.
-Ha’Lecia, Case Manager