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CARE Package Cash


Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), one of the most effective, efficient, and dignified ways to provide crisis assistance, has been used across the world with powerful results. Now, in the United States, CARE is committed to providing cash and voucher assistance as an immediate, effective, lifesaving response to emergencies caused by natural and humanitarian disasters.

With over $1M distributed, the CARE Package Cash program ensures underserved women and families have the power and flexibility to buy things they need most during a crisis and ensures they do not fall into deeper, long-term financial hardship. Through our approach, we are committed to supporting often-overlooked, vulnerable communities in need of urgent assistance. Those communities include newly resettled refugees. CARE is able to provide cash support, which is often what families need most upon arrival. By contrast, local and national resettlement agencies provide pivotal services to refugee families – like housing and basic goods – but cannot provide cash.

Providing Cash Assistance in the U.S.

CARE’s Cash and Voucher Assistance Work in the United States

COVID Response

In 2020, CARE launched its first U.S. cash transfer program that distributed over 22,000 cash cards to frontline workers impacted by COVID.

Atlanta Cash Program

CARE provided over $200,000 in direct cash assistance to support more than 450 low-income families with school-age children through CHRIS 180 and Purpose Built Schools.

Emergency Relief

Short-term cash transfers can help poor families survive sudden-onset crises such as employment loss or natural disasters. Through our strong, existing CARE Package Relief partners, CARE has distributed $240,000 in direct cash assistance to support families in communities affected by the severe weather crises in Houston, western Kentucky, and Arkansas.

Refugee Cash Program

CARE provided $636,000 in direct cash assistance to support 766 refugee families relocating to the U.S.