Financial Help

Here are organizations that provide financial help. Click the name of the organization to learn more about it.

To learn more about financial assistance for improving your education, you can check the Education section for ways the US government helps active duty, veterans, and their spouses and children.

Army Emergency Relief

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    AER is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. AER's sole mission is to help soldiers and their dependents.

Fisher House Program

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    The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Operation Homefront

USAA (insurance/banking)

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    In 1922, when 25 Army officers met in San Antonio, Texas, and decided to insure each other's vehicles, they could not have imagined that their tiny organization would one day serve 7.7 million members and become one of the only fully integrated financial services companies in America.

    We believe they would be pleased to know that USAA has remained true to their founding values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

VFW Foundation: Return the Favor

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    Return the Favor is an awareness and fundraising campaign sponsored by the VFW Foundation to honor, celebrate and support active-duty and retired military and their families. The VFW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and official charity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), America’s oldest and largest service group for combat veterans.

American Red Cross

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    The American Red Cross works under partnership agreements with the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants 24/7/365. Types of assistance include financial assistance for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, assistance to avoid privation, etc.

Operation First Response

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    Our journey has grown and changed to expand to the needs of the families we serve. OFR staff members consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to lighten the load of our wounded and their families. We have seen devotion beyond words from family members to their loved ones. Mothers, fathers, spouses and extended family and friends who have spent endless hours at the bedside of their loved one, because of the severity of many of the injuries this journey can last for several months and for others...several years.

Operation Once in a Lifetime

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    Operation Once in a Lifetime’s mission is to make the dreams of U.S. Soldiers and their families come true by providing free financial and morale support to U.S Service members, their families and veterans regardless of rank, deployment, physical condition or branch or service.

    You serve, you qualify.


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    HOPE NOW consists of mortgage servicers, investors, and counselors. They are united to assist distressed borrowers retain their homes and avoid foreclosure. There are non-VA programs that the group has at their disposal that may be available to provide the assistance the VA can not. The members of this alliance recognize that by working together, they will be more effective than by working independently.

    The Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development encouraged leaders in the lending industry, investors and non-profits to form this alliance.

USA Cares

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    USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. We assist all branches of service, all ranks and components and treat all with privacy and dignity in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. We never charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding.

Omni Financial (military loans)

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    Omni Financial®, is a leader in the military lending market and is one of the most recognized and trusted military loan companies in the country. We have offices and representatives at major military installations across the United States and also representatives across Europe. Omni also makes military loans to servicemembers worldwide via our website.

    Omni Military Loans® is a consumer finance company – NOT A PAYDAY LOAN COMPANY. We make traditional consumer loans ranging in amounts up to $10,000 with loan repayment terms from 6 to 36 months.

    When you can't wait for your bank or credit union and you don’t want to turn to a high cost lender like a payday company, then Omni Financial® is a trustworthy and responsible alternative.

Army OneSource

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    This is a website put together by the US Army that consolidates a lot of benefit-related information in one spot. Learn about family services, health care, housing, recreation opportunities, and post-Army employment assistance.

Pioneer Services (military loans)

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    At Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, we’ve been meeting the financial needs of the military community for more than 20 years. We offer personal loans, retail lending, VA loans, and award-winning financial education programs, to all ranks and branches of service. Many of our services are also available to Department of Defense employees.