|Note (August 5, 2016): As of August 5, 2016, this program is not funded or active. It has been activ in the past and (according to a representative at Catholic Charitis San Antonio) it will be funded again int the future – possibly within a month.|
The Military Family Relief Project provides veterans and their immediate family members with emergency assistance in times of crises. Since its inception in 2008, Catholic Charities has provided hundreds of service men and women, veterans and their family members with assistance to help ease the transition from military to civilian life. Whether our service men and women need financial or material assistance, counseling, financial coaching or access to additional services, the Military Family Relief Project provides the support needed help those that have dedicated their lives to serving our country.
How We Help
In an effort to improve the lives of our service members and their families, the Military Family Relief Project provides a comprehensive list of services, to include:
One-time emergency financial assistance to prevent utility disconnection;*
Food and clothing assistance;
Counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI);
Referrals for job training programs and work recruitment programs; and
Referrals to additional social service agencies.
Additionally, the Military Family Relief Project will connect clients as appropriate to other programs and services available through Catholic Charities, such as community voice mail services, parenting education, guardianship and money management services, and free income tax preparation assistance.
*If eligible for financial assistance through this program, Catholic Charities will remit payment directly to the vendor. Financial assistance is not provided directly to clients.
Who qualifies for our program?
Services are provided to veteran, reserve, National Guard or active duty military service members as well as their spouses and children currently living within the family household. Spouses of deceased service members are also eligible for assistance.
What you need to bring
To qualify for assistance through this program, clients must provide status discharge papers (DD214, honorable discharge, etc.), a valid photo ID, either a military ID or a driver's license, and a social security card. If a client is in need of emergency financial assistance, proof of income eligibility is required.