When a military service member is in crisis, the USO of Metropolitan Washington is there to help with emergency housing and food assistance.
USO-Metro provides free furnished apartment units to military service members and their families who are in extreme financial hardship, or to families of service members who are critically or terminally ill and require treatment at area military hospitals. These apartments are made possible by the generous support of Oakwood Worldwide and Southern Management Corporation. Units are available for up to 60 days at no cost. Each family must be referred by a senior command representative, military social service agency or by a military patient representative. Certain eligibility requirements established by USO-Metro and military officials apply.
USO-Metro also has a limited supply of food and grocery store gift certificates for military families in need. A food pantry is also available at the USO Center at Indian Head, Dahlgren, Fort Meade, and Fort Belvoir for service members at no charge. For emergency food assistance please contact Shannon Rush at 703-805-4277.
"Someone in my husband's chain of command told us about USO-Metro's emergency housing program. We had help within hours of first hearing about it. It was really quick and easy. We have a 6mth old son. I would have been stuck living out of friends houses for months if not for the emergency housing. It's just amazing that there is help like this. In a situation where you're pretty much stranded and there's nowhere else to go, it was good to have this support.
"USO-Metro offered us a home when we didn't have one and we had nowhere to go. The emergency housing program gave us somewhere to go, where we could regroup and take time out with one less thing to worry about. USO made sure we didn't have to be on the street, you made sure we had a place to go. If I could say one thing to USO-Metro and its staff, I'd say thank you." - Wife of a soldier
For more information on Emergency Services contact your Senior Enlisted Advisor. Click here to complete our new online application. All information must be complete in order for us to process your Emergency Housing application. Please be as detailed as possible when applicable. Completion of this application does not guarentee you assistance. We will need to review all the information and will need to have your Senior Enlisted Advisor contact information to confirm this is an emergency request.