8 Nonprofits Serving Veterans

8 Nonprofits Serving Veterans

March 3, 2017 Liz Palisin Featured Nonprofits 0 Comment

Working with veterans is one of the joys and challenges that many dedicated nonprofits face today. You can thank a veteran, but oftentimes the best way to do that is through serving them. These veteran-centered nonprofits are doing a fantastic job of uplifting our service men and women.


1) Care Packages From Home

This nonprofit was started in 2007 by veterans from Carlsbad, CA. An all-volunteer team sends food and other comforts of home to troops stationed abroad. Their primary purpose is to provide good food, personal care, and fun items to deployed American troops, so there is no cost to them. The website even allows you to request a particular care package for a family or service member of your choice!


2) Wounded Warriors Family Support

Wounded Warriors is a spectacular nonprofit that creates family-friendly retreats where wounded veterans, spouses, and children can communicate and distress. Founded by retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel John Folsom in 2003, this organization’s goal is to help families reconnect and heal after war inflicted emotional and psychological trauma.


3) Sheppard’s Hands

Local Nonprofits make all the difference in the lives of veterans. Phyllis Abbot of Sheppard’s Hands realized that Kentucky doesn’t have a long-term house dedicated solely to female veterans, and there are few in the entire country and took action. She became a mentoring student in Power of Purpose’s nonprofit training and created her own nonprofit. In addition to housing, Sheppard’s Hands ensures that the women it serves have access to medical care and counseling, job training, help with computer skills, financial planning and other assistance.

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4) Hope For The Warriors

This nonprofit was the idea of military wives as they shared their experiences of the effects of war on their families. The group’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for service members who sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.


5) Armed Services YMCA

Having a parent go to war is not an easy situation to deal with if you are young. The Armed Services YMCA dedicates itself to providing comfort to military children and families as they cope with the absence of a parent who is at war.

The YMCA offers a wide variety of different programs that are designed to help military children who are struggling socially or academically as a result of having a parent who is away.


6) Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

This organization provides financial assistance and education to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and their families. The group operates and impressive 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. For over a century, they expanded their services and programs to support the changing needs of service members.



7) Hire Patriots

Hire Patriots provides former service members with job listings for businesses that are specifically looking for veterans. Overall, they helped over 500,000 US veterans find employment to date. The service provides listings throughout California and allows veterans to post resumes that local businesses can search.


8) USO

Since 1941, the USO (United Service Organizations)  provides care packages, entertainment, and recreation-type services to military members and their families. It operates more than 135 centers worldwide, including 10 mobile locations in the U.S. and overseas.

Services include free Internet and email access, libraries and reading rooms, housing assistance, family crisis counseling, support groups, game rooms and nursery facilities.


All of these nonprofits are a brilliantly serving those who served us. If you have a nonprofit idea that you want to explore click this link to explore your options! 

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