Tag: USA Cares

USA Cares – Treating Invisible Wounds

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USA Cares
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Robert P. Givens is an expert in national security decision making, with masters degrees in national security strategy, airpower art and science, military operational art/science, and public administration. Currently serving as president of RPG Consulting LLC, Robert P. Givens spends his time outside of work assisting and supporting USA Cares.

USA Cares is an organization that provides financial assistance and other forms of support for post-9/11 military veterans (or currently serving soldiers) and their families. The group began in a city in Kentucky as a response to the needs of soldiers after 9/11 and quickly expanded – USA Cares now helps veterans across the country. With this new reach, USA Cares is able to offer a variety of services and programs for military families in need.

USA Cares has a multitude of financial assistance programs, some with the aim of assisting soldiers and veterans with their mental health. One of these programs is the Combat Injured program. Combat Injured was launched in response to the steadily-growing number of soldiers suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) who were unable to seek help because of their financial burdens, as the VA does pay for treatment, but does not provide any financial benefits. Combat Injured helps soldiers and veterans pay their mortgages and utilities, and buy food and other basic necessities for their families. This support allows the service members to fully focus on seeking the treatment they need for the best recovery outcome possible.

USA Cares Provides Support to Military Members and Veterans

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USA Cares
Image: usacares.org

Robert P. Givens is a retired United States Air Force brigadier general and the founder of a corporate advising firm, RPG Consulting. As a supporter of charitable endeavors, Robert P. Givens is involved with USA Cares, a Kentucky-based non-profit charity dedicated to assisting recently deployed U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.

USA Cares provides programs that help members in several ways. The organization supports service members facing financial challenges, such as providing food for their families and paying utility bills. In these situations, USA Cares provides emergency financial assistance. The organization also assists with job placement services and housing to prevent evictions and foreclosures. In addition to these programs, USA Cares specializes in helping with unseen combat injuries, such as post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

According to the website, the organization assisted with more than 75,000 cases and provided more than $11.5 million in indirect support grants in 2015. The charity maintains a relatively low administration cost rate of 6.92%, and more than 80% of donations go directly to programs and services.