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HonorBound Foundation, Inc. (fka National Veterans Services Fund, 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

32 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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Social Worker at a local Veteran non profit in my area. I have had to request assistance from NVSF several times when we could not find local resources to help our Vets. When the Vets were eligible and the amounts were under the $500 requirement, NVSF always approved them to receive the assistance. We are very appreciative of this agency and the service that it offers to the Vets here. The program services director is quick to respond and good about communicating if something is missing that they need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a case manager for a nonprofit that serves homeless veterans. I have reached out to the NVSF on many occasions for assistance with matters that my organization is unable to assist. The NVSF has helped so many of my Veterans. They always go above and beyond to help! They are also extraordinarily quick with their assistance. Thank you so much for all that you have done for my homeless Veterans.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A staff member for a Veteran non-profit in Charleston, I could not make the impact I have made in the Charleston area without their trusted support and collaboration. There efforts alongside our own have helped so many of our Veterans which their crisis situations. I know when I reach out to them that they will be ready and willing to help in anyway they can. As a housing advocate, I could not make the impact I make without great partners and NVSF is at the top of the list.

Jason Myers

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for a Veteran Service Organization, I have referred several Veterans to NVSF. The life changing assistance that they provide is second to none. If you have donated to NVSF in the past, thank you for your support and please continue to give. If you have not donated to this Organization there is no finer non profit worth your generosity. Please donate!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi,
Via my Social Worker/Case Worker, I was able to receive financial assistance on 2 situations.
1.) Background Check Fee paid; for starting my own Pet Sitting/Walking/Caring service via a National Pet Care Company.
2.)Utility Bill paid. I received a "cut off" notice.
All this happened within a few days. The paperwork was submitted on Thursday/Friday, by that Monday, both were paid.
I am VERY grateful, for the quick work and effort from my Case Worker/Social Worker as well as the organization for its quick/timely response.
Thank you!
L.S.
Army Veteran

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For every one person that is dissatisfied with the service of this organization, there are at least 10 others that are. I am a case manager who was referred to the NVSF to get assistance for a vet. They came through with flying colors. I as well as the vet in question Thank YOU! The job you do can not be easy. The USA is a big place and not everyone will be satisfied.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for an agency who coordinates resources & care for military connected families. We are grateful for the support and assistance from NVSF. We worked diligently to assist one of our community Veterans negotiate terms to have his electric utility services restored. His family had been without power for 1 week. When our veteran had no where to turn and our options seemed to distant to reach, NVSF was there with help with professionalism unparalleled to any system that I have ever seen. In addition, the way NVSF is set up, agencies are required to exhaust their efforts at seeking support before it is recommended to include NVSF. This way those Veterans who need the help the most have the opportunity at NVSF support. I hope that the nation recognizes this organization for the work that they do and funders continue to support their efforts. Thank you NVSF!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What would we have done without NVSF! I am a social worker who works with veterans from all eras. I often encounter veterans who are facing financial hardship. NVSF has assisted two of my clients. One with car payment. This particular veteran used his car to travel to and from medical appointments. Due to extenuating circumstances he and his wife fell behind on here bills. NVSF paid their car note, they are now back on their feet and he has made all of his medical appointments.

In the second situation, the veteran on my caseload recently discharge from the military after 17 years of service. He was having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. He feel behind on his rent and was facing eviction. NVSF assisted with his past due rent to ensure that his housing was secured.

These two veterans were so grateful for the assistance provided by NVSF. As their social worker, I truly appreciate the assistance as well. The staff has always been very responsive and easy to communicate with via email and phone! We Thank you for assisting our nations veterans who have faced financial hardship!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I work for an organization that helps homeless Veterans find permanent housing. Our assistance is limited and temporary. We always try to find other resources for our Veterans to help out in any way to alleviate some financial burdens. NVSF has always come to the rescue. They have a quick turn around and are communicative on any questions we have for them. On behalf of the Veterans in our program, we would like to thank you for all that you do. You make a difference in their lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently worked with a 80-year-old veteran who had been experiencing homelessness for the past year. He was sleeping on the streets while carrying all of his possessions with him. Recently he was able to secure housing, however he did not own any household goods including even the most basic of items such as a bed. NVSF assisted with obtaining a brand new bed and mattresses for the veteran! Recently he told me he had been sleeping on the bed for about a week, it was delivered on the day he moved in and "Best sleep I’ve gotten for over a year". Thank you to this wonderful organization for all of your hard work and assistance.