Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
Emergency Financial Assistance Program and Drive-Thru Food Distributions
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active-duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted veterans and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and grants. The families STEP serves are at risk of losing a basic necessity – their home, a vehicle, water, electricity, insurance – or they consistently run out of essentials, like food and baby diapers, before their next paycheck. STEP’s professional social workers provide one-on-one counseling with each client family, using a holistic approach to personal finance. Every client family leaves STEP with a better understanding of their financial situation and a personalized plan to achieve their goals. With this BWF grant, STEP will improve the stability of least 1,237 military/veteran households through a combination of their emergency financial assistance program and drive-thru food distributions.