WHERE TO START

We are a "by referral" agency for Colorado veterans and military families, which means you must apply for grant assistance through one of our approved referring agents. A list of agencies is below. To begin, please call our Helpline to see if you qualify to apply for assistance. 

The Home Front Cares Helpline | 719-434-1501

Colorado Air National Guard at Buckley AFB | 720-847-9184
National Guard Family Programs Office | 720-250-1191
Fort Carson | 719-526-4590
Peterson AFB | 719-556-6304
Schriever AFB | 719-567-3920
United States Air Force Academy | 719-333-3444
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Colorado Springs Veterans Center | 719-471-9992
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Pueblo Veterans Center | 719-583-4058
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Grand Junction | 970-263-2800
VSO (Veteran Support Organization), Pagosa Springs | 970-264-4013
VSO (Veteran Support Organization), Lakewood | 303-914-5595 

GRANTS TO FAMILIES

We provide one-time grants to families in need due to unforeseen circumstances aggravated by deployment or separation from the service. We pay for rent, utilities, car repairs and other essential life expenses. To apply for a grant, visit our Get Help page.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE

We pay utility bills for veterans and military families through grants from Energy Outreach Colorado, augmented by our general fund. To apply for a grant, visit our Get Help page

WELCOME HOME HEROES

An important morale-builder that shows returning soldiers that our community welcomes and appreciates them. The Home Front Cares and several partner volunteer groups meet every plane that arrives in Colorado Springs carrying soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to a partnership with McDonald’s, we hand every returning service member a cheeseburger and soda, greet them and thank them for their service.

This program also supports welcoming ceremonies for soldiers and families, unit activities, and other functions that are not readily covered by existing military or nonprofit infrastructure.  

For information about this program email us at development@thehomefrontcares.org or call 719-459-0196.