The Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) Program serves veterans and active service members who have minor children at home and in their care. This program was established in 1926 as one of The Legion’s first Children and Youth Programs. Grants, funded by the National Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN are provided to qualified families in need, and offset necessities such as rent, utilities and food. For the children of our service members and veterans, the possibility of homelessness, loss of basic utilities (i.e. electric and water) and malnutrition is prevented via the TFA Program.
The TFA Program in The Department of Florida is one of the best programs for communities, for children & youth, and for our veterans. Since 2008, with the help of Posts, Districts and Areas, we have processed over 400 cases producing a dollar amount figure which has resulted in The Department of Florida placing 3rd (2008), 4th (2009), 2nd (2010), 3rd (2011), 4th (2012), and 3rd (2013) in a field of 55 Departments worldwide. This program epitomizes what this organization stands for: “Veterans Serving Veterans Since 1919”.
For More information on the TFA Program Contact TFA Director
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