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Resources for Military Families

posted Jun 29, 2009, 6:31 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 29, 2009, 6:38 PM ]
I recently got a list of online resources for military personnel and their families in an e-mail from Lynn Wiggert and wanted to share it here.  Thanks, Lynn, for pulling all this information together for us!

Pastor Tim




Pastor Tim,

 

I am aware of “Operation Homefront”.  I don’t think there is a MN chapter but maybe the national office can help. 

 

http://www.operationhomefront.net/programs.asp

 

Here is what operation homefront does:

 

The Process

Command officials, chaplains, family support centers and other military nonprofits refer 71 percent of our cases to us. The rest of our cases come through our online community and word-of-mouth.

Here’s how we would handle a typical case:

1. Operation Homefront takes a call from a young family who, in addition to the emotional stress of deployment , does not have the experience or financial resources to handle a crisis that normally
occurs in military life.

2. We work with local media partners and our Web site to request specific assistance (such as car transmission repair services) and then coordinate those services with the family, typically within 24 hours.

3. After the crisis is over, our counselors (often experienced military wives themselves) work with the family to better prepare their household finances, outline the resources available through the military and introduce them to a community of other military families to help them develop a social support network.

4. Few clients need assistance a second time, and many come back to volunteer with oth

 

 

Plus below is more info from other organizations:

 

 

Here is a partial list of organization that help service personnel.  I found this info here:

http://www.ourmilitary.mil/StateSupport.aspx?ID=mn

 

Support Groups: Armed Forces Foundation
CaringBridge
Home of the Brave Quilts
Operation Interdependence Inc.
Project EverGreen Foundation Inc.
Proud Patriots, Inc.
Soldier Support Foundation
Veterans Airlift Command
Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation
Fore Our Soldiers
Operation Helmet
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Project EverGreen Foundation Inc.
Sew Much Comfort
Tee It Up for the Troops

 

 

Also this page http://www.ourmilitary.mil/help.shtml

 

Has these organizations:

Computer Donation

Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

Entertainment for the Troops

Gift Certificates

Help for the Wounded

Helping Troops Help Others

Homes for Disabled Troops

Letters and Messages

Military Family Support

 

Other Support

Phone Cards

Scholarships

Send Care Packages

Service Aid Societies

Tragedy Assistance

Training and Placement for Veterans

Veteran Service Organizations

Video Conferencing

And this page too:

 

http://www.ourmilitary.mil/otherswhosupport.shtml

 

has these links:

 

Child Care

Air Force Crossroads

Army MWR - Child & Youth Services (CYS)

Coast Guard Child care Program

Miliary OnceSource

Community Services

Air Force Services

Army Community Services

Coast Guard Community Services

Marine Corps Community Services

Navy Community Services

Education

Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)

Interstate Compact on Education for Military Children

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Inc. (NAVCVSO)

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)

Employment Assistance

Air Force Crossroads

Army Community Covenant

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Troops to Teachers

Family Support

Air Force Crossroads

Air Force Family Readiness Edge (PDF)

Army Community Covenant

Army Family Services

Army OneSource

Army Reserve Family Programs

BBB Military Line

Coast Guard Work-Life Programs

Family Support During Deployment

Freedom Team Salute

Military and Family Policy eMagazine

Military Homefront

Military Spouse Job Search

National Guard Family Program

National Resource Directory

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (National Guard and Reserve)

Financial Counseling and Pay Assistance

Air Force Crossroads

Air Force Enlisted Village

Army Community Covenant

Army Family Finances

BBB Military Line

Coast Guard Work-Life Programs

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Miliary OnceSource

Marine Corps Community Services

National Resource Directory

Housing Assistance

Air Force Enlisted Village

Army Fisher Houses

Army OneSource

Coast Guard Work-Life Programs

National Resource Directory

Medical Assistance/Wounded Warrior Programs

Air Force Crossroads

Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)

Army Community Covenant

Army Family Health Care

Armed Services Blood Program

Army Fisher Houses

Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)

Coast Guard Work-Life Programs

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Resource Center

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR)

Miliary OnceSource

National Resource Directory

Navy Safe Harbor

Real Warriors (combating psychologoical health care stigma)

TRICARE

Survivior Support

Army Wounded Warrior Program

Freedom Team Salute

Military Homefront

Miliary OnceSource

National Resource Directory

Survivor Outreach Services

State and County Support for Veterans

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Inc. (NAVCVSO)

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)

Troop Support

Air Force Family Readiness Edge (PDF)

Army OneSource

Army Wounded Warrior Program

BBB Military Line

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)

Freedom Team Salute

Military and Family Policy eMagazine

Military Homefront

Miliary OnceSource

National Resource Directory

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (National Guard and Reserve)

Utility Consumer Advocacy

Federal and State Lifeline and Link-Up Programs

Veteran Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

Freedom Team Salute

National Resource Directory

Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF)

Youth Programs

Air Force Crossroads

Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYs)

Army Reserve Child and Youth Services

Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)

Interstate Compact on Education for Military Children

Military Youth on the Move

National Guard Athletics & Youth Development

National Guard Family Youth Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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