Delays in disability claims processing, loss of income, homelessness, need for increased care due to injury progression, and unexpected expenses can create financial burdens for families.

Originally designed to meet short-term needs in the days following an injury, the Critical Needs program has expanded to assist various populations of our military. Including post-9/11 combat-wounded veterans and their families, post-9/11 homeless veterans, as well as post-9/11 veterans who are survivors of MST as they navigate through long-term recovery.

Hope For The Warriors’ Critical Needs program assists service members, veterans and their families in two specific ways.

  1. Program coordinators provide integrated case management, financial education, with an emphasis on long-term financial stability, and resource referrals that assist the warrior both today and in the future.
  2. If the warrior meets program eligibility criteria, financial support may be provided to assist the family in the short-term.

If you are in need, please complete an application to apply for services. This will allow our team to learn more about your situation and work alongside you to comprehensively address your specific, personal needs. After submission of your application, you will receive a welcoming phone call, and a team member will explain program criteria and customize the support we can provide. Please be aware that the Critical Needs program is not an emergency financial assistance program. Due to the volume of current requests, financial assistance (if deemed eligible) can take up to 3-4 weeks to process.


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For those served in Texas: This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistanceprovides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit

“This program is powered in part by Wounded Warrior Project to honor and empower post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families.”