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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 Services (info for Coast Guard Specific included)*
Coast Guard & CG Reserve/Guard Family/Spouse Support
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.
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.
The Rosie Network – listing Spouse and Veteran owned businesses, and helping them promote themselves
VetJobs – military members/spouses and dependents
ODesk – work at home, freelance, contracts
Tutor.com – 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 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.
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!
Project New Hope – providing retreats for all military families
Military Marriage Resources (DVDs, Books, Supports for Chaplains)
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration – available to all branches
Military Avenue – supporting the relocation, travel and lifestyle needs of Military Families
Strong Bonds – couples/families/pre and post deployment – a program by the Army/Army Guard but available to other branches*
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.
Air Force Resources
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 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
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 Support – provides confidential professional counseling, educational, and referral services
Financial Readiness and Assistance
Financial Assistance w/Military One Source – counseling, budget assistance, tool kit
Military Saves – Financial Readiness for Military Families
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.
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 Top Knot (mommies to be/new mommies)
Military Kids Connect – 6-18, resources for parents and teachers
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.