More than a third of our 20 million veterans are struggling.
More than 40,000 are homeless.
More than 17 die by suicide every day (VA, 2023).

THE CHALLENGE

Sometimes, war comes home.

Meanwhile, veterans, military members, and their families are under stress, coping with multiple deployments, uprooting to new duty stations, transitioning to civilian life, or facing financial challenges. Over 20,000 active duty service members rely on food stamps. The government can’t solve these challenges alone. That’s where we come in.

COSF’s unique programs help transform military and veteran lives.

FACING THE CHALLENGE

While there are tens of thousands of resources available to those who serve and have served, finding and accessing them can be fraught with barriers.

COSF helps those in need navigate and access critical services by providing one-on-one support. Through our digital PATRIOTlink platform and our direct Case Coordination services, COSF connects veterans and caregivers to the people and resources they need to live full, healthy lives.

HOW WE HELP

PATRIOTlink®

PATRIOTlink enables any user access to vetted, direct, cost-free veteran services. With the support of COSF’s corporate funders, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Major League Baseball, PATRIOTlink is now available free of charge to users across the nation.

Case Coordination

The Case Coordination program is designed to address the most challenging hurdles faced by caregivers and their families such as accessing earned benefits, medical and mental health issues, unemployment and underemployment, financial and housing insecurity, and finding respite care.

I was in a month-to-month apartment rental but when my fiancé lost his job due to COVID-19, we missed one month’s rent and got 24hr notice to move out. Even though I contacted an attorney at the VA, they told me that I had no tenant’s rights without a signed lease. Without a car, all of our belongings were put on the sidewalk . . . some have been stolen. I had nowhere to go. I couldn’t find help even though there is supposed to be COVID-19 relief. Code of Support found us a hotel and provided financial assistance to help us get through this crisis.
Full-time student, Army veteran

This year started off extremely rough for my family because the job market in my chosen career field quickly became dismal during the COVID-19 pandemic. I reached out to my old military colleagues and they told me about the Code of Support Foundation. The support from the COSF case manager has meant everything to my wife and me in this difficult time – she was with us every step of the way, encouraging us and ensuring we got the help we needed. We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Air Force, Veteran

Code of Support Foundation gave me what I had lost, HOPE. I now have a home, continue working, and can proudly spend time with my children. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Army, Veteran and father of two
My husband, a disabled Army veteran, has pneumonia and a blood clot in his lung; but because he did not test positive for COVID-19, the hospital sent us home. I have no money for medicine, sanitizer, or masks, and I am afraid to leave the house to even buy groceries for fear of infecting him. I contacted Code of Support for help and they opened a case right away. Now I have someone to turn to – thank you!
Army, Veteran Care Giver
As a veteran who has several personal and family struggles, Code of Support has been a blessing to us. They have contributed to me and my family with mental health support, caregiver support, scholarship resources and financial assistance. Words can’t express how we feel, but we are truly grateful.
Marine Corps, Veteran