Military Resources

~Those programs listed with ** have been recognized by The Patriot Initiative 

*Indicates Organization works with National Guard/Reserve Members

~Are you looking for a specific program on your installation?

~Check this website, enter your location and chose a program from the drop-down menu

~Do you know of a website that should be on that list? email me!

General Support

Code of Support – offers case coordination for all aspects of support – legal, medical, financial, mental-health, legal, education/career

Military Bridge – neighborhood, school, base-housing reviews, military discounts and links to support organizations and non-profits.

Adoption/Infertility Assistance

Infertility Care for Military Families

Discounted Family Building Services for Active Duty and Veteran families*

Military Families & Adoption

Adoption Services (info for Coast Guard Specific included)*

Army (incl Reserve/Guard) Adoption Information and Reimbursement*

Adopt Abroad Military

Coast Guard & CG Reserve/Guard Family/Spouse Support

Spouse Handbook

Ombudsman App – available on Iphone and Android

CG SUPRT – counseling, education and referral services. Family/Marriage Counseling, drug abuse, depression, financial services, legal and career services.

Coast Guard Child Care Support

Coast Guard Yellow Ribbon Program


Project EverGreen – provides landscaping and snow removal for families of deployed service members

Dogs on Deployment – certified DoD boarders for deployed service members

PACT Military Animal Fostering – connects service members with reliable volunteer foster families for their beloved bets.

Hearts Apart – provides specially printed photographs of a deploying servicemembers spouse and children.  The photos are printed waterproof and durable bi-folded paper.

Operation: Love Reunited – providing photoshoots for pre-deployment, during or after deployment.

Operation Special Delivery – providing trained doulas to military spouses whose husband has deployed or is severely wounded.

MilSpouse Jobs/Education

Hiring Our Heroes Spouse Program

The Rosie Network – listing Spouse and Veteran owned businesses, and helping them promote themselves

Military Spouse CEO

National Military Spouse Network

VetJobs – military members/spouses and dependents

ODesk – work at home, freelance, contracts

The USAA Educational Foundation – offering tutoring for military members and their families


Military Town Advisor  – learn about communities, neighborhoods, schools and everything else!!

Military By Owner – rental and for sale (we used this and it was great!)

The Automated Housing Network –  housing search, you can search by BAH for the area

Military on the Move

The DITY Move


Military Spouses of Strength – improving mental health awareness by providing resources and support

AMVETS Code – Provides free of charge career training and employment assistance

MOPS (mother’s of preschoolers ages 0-kindergarten) – while not specifically military focused (although many base chapels host a chapter) this is a wonderful resource for moms.  this is one of the first things I look up when I move to a new location.  This organization is faith-based, but the degree to which they focus on that can vary from group to group.

married to the army

MOAA – Military Officers Association of America

Sisterhood of the Cammo Pants

Real Military Wives TV

USMCLife – all you need to know about Marine Life, blog

Army Wife 101 – milspouse blog

Battlebook – created by the Army War College, this is a great resources for new spouses!

Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary

Military Families/Couples

Project New Hope – providing retreats for all military families

Military Marriage Resources (DVDs, Books, Supports for Chaplains)

Armed Forces Crossroads

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration – available to all branches

The American Military Partners Association

Military Avenue – supporting the relocation, travel and lifestyle needs of Military Families

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program*

Strong Bonds – couples/families/pre and post deployment – a program by the Army/Army Guard but available to other branches*

Child Care Assistance

Operation Homefront 

Operation Purple – deployment, reintegration and after injury – Children can qualify even if their parent is not currently activated or deployed. They also have retreats available to families. *

Military One Source – Both a  friend and I have gone through the process of getting a counselor through them.  They are very helpful.  You will need to give standard identification information but it has all remained completely confidential.

Code of Support 

Air Force Resources

Air Force Community 

Air Force Play Pass – providing activities and distractions for Air Force families, children and single airmen affected by deployment.  It isn’t available at all base locations so check and see if its available in your area.

Army Resources

Army OneSource 

Army Emergency Relief (also available in Iphone and Android App) – tuition and fees for College Scholarships, Emergency Travel, Emergency Funds, Non-receipt of pay as a result of DFAS error, Cranial Helmets, rental vehicles and car repair, , dental care for dependants, home goods

Marine/Navy Resources

USMC Life – Marine Corp Family news and resources

EMarines – readiness information for Marines and their support

Navy Seal Foundation – family services and command support, educational programs and legacy activities

Naval Services FamilyLine – a network of volunteer spouses who mentor, consult and guide fellow spouses

through the Navy life.

Coast Guard Support

Coast Guard Foundation

Coast Guard Family Disaster Relief Fund

Coast Guard Support – provides confidential professional counseling, educational, and referral services

Coast Guard Child Care Program

Financial Readiness and Assistance 

Financial Assistance w/Military One Source – counseling, budget assistance, tool kit

Military Saves – Financial Readiness for Military Families


Boys and Girls Club Military

SOAR – assists students and parents by providing assessments aligned with state standards, and provides tutorial lessons.  It also lists educational resources to help military families.

4-H Military Partnerships – partnering with all branches, including Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve to bring 4-H to Military youth

Defending the Blue Line – providing financial assistance and equipment to military children (as well as service members overseas) who want to play hockey.  DBL also works with other organizations and hockey teams to provide hockey camps and special events for military children and their families.

Jack’s Snack Packs 

Pillow Project USA – provides pillows for the children of separated service members (separated for at least 3 months).  We own these and love them.  I highly recommend this organization.

Daddy’s Deployed – personalized books for children to help them through deployments

Operation Special Delivery 

Operation Top Knot (mommies to be/new mommies)

Operation Hug a Hero

Military Kids Connect – 6-18, resources for parents and teachers

Hugs to Go

Operation Child Care 

United Through Reading

Books for Military Kids

Families Far and Near – Sesame Street


Military Pro Bono Project** – The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel and their families with civil legal problems, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed.


 Military OneSource EFMP  resources and links

Navy EFMP information

– enrollment process

– Navy Respite Care for Child with Special Needs


Air Force EFMP USAF Support Services

Air Force EFMP Respite Care

Air Force EFMP Facebook page

Coast Guard EFMP

Marine Corp EFMP