Our Veterans Assistance Program was founded in the spirit of Veterans Helping Veterans. Our program provides ‘last chance’ assistance to Veterans experiencing hardship. All Veterans requesting assistance must demonstrate their need with honesty and have a sustainability plan. If awarded assistance, it is in the form of a one-time grant. The primary goal is to not only prevent Veteran homelessness, but also to remove a Veteran from homelessness through assistance with rent and utility bills which allows for the use of a HUD-VASH voucher to secure or maintain residency. Other areas of needs will also be considered by the committee.
Please note, you must provide documentation that supports your request for assistance to move forward in the application process. Additionally, you must show how you will maintain your situation after receiving assistance. One-time grants are always sent directly to the organization the Veteran is obligated to. Areas of need MUST always match the hardship and include documented proof and the request must make economic sense.
Through collaborative efforts with partnering organizations, our program offers opportunities for Veteran hiring in meaningful careers. If you need help developing a strong resume or you need assistance with interview soft skills, please indicate this in your application request or simply CLICK HERE to contact us or call 630-971-1150.
“I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your attention, patience and assistance in these matters. It’s not easy to reach out in a time of need, but you never made me feel any the less. I truly appreciate the efforts of the Veterans Assistance Program. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless.”
-U.S. Army Veteran
“One year ago today I had moved back home to Rockford after living in Seattle for the last 12 years. I came home after work at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard had slowed greatly. I came home with the idea that I had a job waiting for me but that just did not happen. So I was forced to check in at the Rockford Rescue Mission men’s shelter . I have since received my VA Vash voucher, have my own apartment and I have a job now. The program made that possible, so now I am no longer homeless and have employment. Thank you to the Veterans Assistance Program.”
-U.S. Navy Veteran
Please note: You must have applied to at least THREE other organizations for assistance before applying to the Veterans Assistance Program–No Exceptions. Please create a list of organizations and apply for assistance with those organizations first. It is only after they have said no that you can apply through our program.
Operation Support Our Troops-America has no affiliation with the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Foundation, nor its website of www.ajlynchfoundation.org.
IF YOU DO NOT NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING FINANCIALLY TO HELP SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT VETERAN PROGRAM.
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Unfortunately, all funding for 2019 grant requests have been expended.