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.