Maryland Veterans Trust
The Maryland Veterans Trust provides grants and loans to veterans who are in dire financial situations, or to private organizations that help veterans (homeless programs, substance abuse programs, etc).

Maryland Access Point
If you are experiencing long term/permanent financial hardship or are in need of long term services and supports, contact Maryland Access Point to locate assistance in your county.

American Legion
Offers temporary financial assistance for basic needs (shelter, food, utilities and health expenses), which can be requested at a local American Legion. For more information, contact your local American Legion Post.

This program is limited to minor children of veterans. The parent must have served during one of the following periods:

  • Dec 7, 1941-Dec 31, 1946
  • June 25, 1950-Jan 31, 1955
  • Feb 28, 1961-May 7, 1975
  • Aug 24, 1982-July 31, 1984
  • Dec 20, 1989-Jan 31, 1990
  • Aug 2, 1990- Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government

Membership of the Legion is not required. Minor children include any unmarried child, stepchild or adopted child 17 years or younger. Children 18-20 years old will be considered if a current disability requires special schooling or indefinite in-home care, or they are enrolled in an approved high school

For more information on the American Legion, visit their website.

Military Branch Loans & Grants
Most branches of the military offer assistance through short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. These loans and grants are normally for unforeseen emergencies and are given on a case-by-case basis. Contact your branch organization to see if you qualify.

Air Force
800-769-8951

Armed Forces Foundation 
202-547-4713

Army Emergency Relief

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
410-636-4078

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
703-696-4904