Resources for Military Families
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) http://www.militarychild.org The mission of MCEC is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation. Their work is focused on ensuring educational opportunities for military children who are affected by family separation and transition,
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission http://www.mic3.net The Compact provides information focusing on key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.
Veterans Crisis Line https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ This site connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html Communication for military families, financial assistance, referral services, deployment support and services.
Military One Source https://www.militaryonesource.mil: Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.
National Military Family Association https://www.militaryfamily.org/ Provides resources and valuable information related to services and programs for military families.
Pets for Vets https://www.petsforvets.com Veterans are paired with shelter dogs who are specially selected to match the veterans' personality.
Our Military Kids https://www.ourmilitarykids.org A nonprofit organization created to provide support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children deal with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.
Sesame Workshop https://www.sesameworkshop.org Provides much-needed support and practical education through Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help young kids through deployments, combat-related injuries and the death of a loved one.