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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: To educate and inform the public on the needs of veterans and their families; primarily concerning the agent orange issue and gulf war illnesses; to identify and assess the needs of, and to provide limited medical assistance for, disabled children of veterans on a nationwide basis, and to provide assistance and/or relief to families of veterans through programs that combine family-guided case management (service coordination) and advocacy assistance while building socialand community support.

Programs: To inform and educate in conjunction with armed service-related illnesses and to work to raise public awareness of the contributions of veterans to our society. The organization helps veterans and their families to assess needs and provides assistance, relief, and referral to appropriate agencies when possible.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you NVSF for helping me get my truck insured for the next six months as I use my truck to collect pallets for a living. Your agency really helped me during a time that was pretty tough to get through on my own. I have a hard time asking for help and your agency came through. Much appreciated. Mahalo

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Case Manager for a local Non-profit organization in California, we assist homeless veterans. They have helped our clients across the State, and were extremely easy to work with. The Program Services Manager is prompt on emails and contacting me back. This is a GREAT RESOURCE for veterans in need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This agency has helped numerous homeless veterans in our community obtain housing! We have been shocked by their generosity, especially since, they are way out in Connecticut and we are in California!

Jenn32

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

A friend of mine was suppose to receive funds. They "Paid" his electric bill and then they "took" payment back. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS CHARITY.

5 summer14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Do not donate to this "charity." Once they suck you in you will NEVER get get rid of them. They will not communicate with you either. And they will never stop. They are also listed on Americas Worst Charities. Sorta says it all.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Terrible organization. As a social worker who has referred my homeless and disabled veteran clients as a last resort to this place for financial assistance when our organization cannot help them - not one has ever gotten any help from NVSF despite following all the specifications outlined on the application form. Instead, we've only have nasty communications from the people running NVSF. Stay FAR away, and seek out a BBB-accredited organization to donate to. This place is the worst of the worst scams - only 16 cents on the dollar makes it (if ever) to a veteran in need. Also - their bookkeeper was recently arrested for embezzling $186,000.00 from the organization and the amount could be up to $830,000.00. Needless to say, we will not be referring individuals to this place ever again.

See http://www.dariennewsonline.com/news/article/Police-believe-woman-embezzled-830K-from-vet-5522266.php

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

According to their form 990, they received $9,111,243 but the veterans received $1,099,346. So the 88% is spent on overhead and fund raising, and the veteran gets 12%. Do you want your money to go to fundraisers or to the veteran?

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I just got off the phone with a lady in the office who was completely rude. I informed her that I was a 100% disabled veteran who was affected by the disasters in Oklahoma. She told me to contact Red Cross. I informed her that they were helping total loss victims. I said who do you help? She said dire straights individuals. I told her that I would keep her number for when I am in dire straights and she said that her charity is not for people to call and get help its for only people that have a social worker call for them. She made me feel small and insignificant and that my problem was not a problem at all. Who are they actually helping. Please do not support such a charity.