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1760 Commonwealth Drive
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
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About USA Cares

OUR MISSION

USA Cares’ mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members, and their families with financial assistance and post service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability.  Our services improve the quality of life for veterans and their families and reduce potential factors that can contribute to veteran suicide.

OUR VISION

Stability for Military Families in Crisis.

OUR STORY

USA Cares was launched through a grassroots partnership between WAVE-3 TV in Louisville, KY, the Mid-South Division of Kroger Food Stores, and the Association of the United States Army Fort Knox Chapter. The organization was dubbed Kentuckiana Cares, with a goal to raise funds to help military families in financial crises through the sale of “Support Our Troops” yard signs. In October 2003, in response to the increasing number of requests for assistance, Kentuckiana Cares evolved into what is now USA Cares, a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that has assisted thousands of veterans and military families facing hardships related to service.

Programs

MILITARY ASSISTANCE RESPONSE PROGRAM
This program assists veterans or service members who are facing temporary financial hardships.  We assist in paying essential bills as a result of a military service-related incident.  Our goal is to improve the quality of life to create a foundation for long term stability.

CAREER TRANSITION
This program provides individuals with tools and resources to better prepare them for the hiring process and refers qualified candidates to corporate organizations with open positions of employment specific to their skill sets.

Additionally, this program helps pay an individual’s essential expenses while they train for a new job or career.

FINANCIAL EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
As a part of the application process, USA Cares incorporated The Military Housing Financial Education & Empowerment Program to provide support to military families who are facing financial difficulty. Our hope is to arm military families with the tools they need to be prepared when the unexpected happens.

SENIOR LEADERS CORPORATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Fort Knox’s ACES, Fort Knox Transition Assistance Program (TAP), and USA Cares’ Career Transition Program invite you to take advantage of the Fort Knox Career Skills Program – Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship! The program provides skills development training for those preparing for the transition from military service into the civilian workforce. Through this program, each participant will have the opportunity to participate in a fellowship at a local organization within the Kentuckiana region.

FELLOWSHIP
Participants will spend four days (Monday-Thursday) a week at their designated employer location. Fellowship hours are determined by the participants and their designated employers.

CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
For eight weeks, each participant will attend mandatory workshops at the Education Center. Workshop hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and workshops/seminars include the following:

  • Industry Research/Resumes
  • Social Media & Recruiting
  • Cover Letters & Portfolios
  • Interview Methods
  • Salary & Benefits Expectations
  • Networking & Communication
  • Nonprofit Organizations/Franchises
  • Capstone Project/Mock Interview

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Completed mandatory TAP transition workshops
  • Completed general resume
  • Cover letter answering why you should be selected for the SLCFP
  • SFC or above/CPT or above
  • Signed memorandum from your command supporting your attendance

QUESTIONS & REGISTRATION:

PAULA PRESLEY (800) 773-0387, ext. 115 – paula@usacares.org

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USA Cares
1760 Commonwealth Drive
Jeffersontown, KY 40299