Operation Home Front

Soldier and son

MISSION: Operation Homefront provides EMERGENCY financial and other ASSISTANCE to the FAMILIES of our service members and WOUNDED warriors. 

It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in February 2002. It was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. Operation Homefront is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has evolved into a major nonprofit. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 locations serving 43 states. The national office handles cases in states that do not have their own local offices. The majority of our clients are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS
741,721 Needs Met Overall

151,150 Needs Met in 2012
$128 million Dollars Used To Help Military Families

4,200 Wounded Warrior Families Served
24 to 72 hrs Average Time to Get $$$ to Family in Crisis

43 Number of States Represented With Local Offices
93 cents Amount per Dollar that goes directly to programs

6 years Number of Consecutive Years We've Received Charity Navigator's Four-Star Rating 


KEY SERVICES: 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

The target population is American military personnel and/or their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury, or physical or mental detriment as a result of service since 9/11. These may include active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veteran service members.

They are a diverse ethnic group (64 percent are minorities): approximately 20 percent are African-American; 5 percent Asian-American; 34 percent Hispanic/Latino; 5 percent Native American; and 36 percent Caucasian. Roughly 75 percent live at an income level 80 percent below the median income for the communities in which they reside. 

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