To our wounded warriors, Operation Second Chance is a critical financial resource … and much more. Founded by and for military families, OSC provides direct support to those in financial crisis due to combat injury or illness, usually during the gap between active duty pay and the initiation of veterans' benefits. Assistance for essential expenses like childcare, utilities, and mortgage payments helps prevent families from going into debt or losing a home. But perhaps even more important is the support of a nurturing community. So OSC coordinates retreats, sports events, hospital visits, and more – boosting morale and helping veterans transition back into civilian life, reconnect with family, and build a network of peers. Referrals to other resources help meet additional needs – whether it’s counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, or home renovations to improve wheelchair accessibility. And through Operation Giving Back, veterans and their family members have the opportunity to support OSC’s mission, working as paid interns to serve others like themselves. These families have given so much. Won't you?
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County
Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities
Awards & Recognition
Top rated charity with Great Nonprofits, 2015
GuideStar Gold Charity, 2015
Best Nonprofit from the Independent Charities of America, 2015
Proclamation from the State of MD, Operation Second Chance Day - October 5, 2014
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