Resources for the Army Reservist & their Family


Resources for the Army Reservist & their Family

These resources are available for you; do not be afraid to use them!

It can’t possibly hurt to try. No issue is too small to ask for guidance.

 

Deployment

Education

Family

Finances

Homeless

Jobs

Legal

Mail

Moving

Naturalization

PTSD/TBI

Red Cross

Sexual Assault

Special Needs

Spiritual Communities

Suicide Prevention

Tricare

Wounded Warriors

Various Good Resources:

Resource Links covering multiple and varying needs (valuable and exhaustive)

 

Addiction Recovery

Childcare for Reservist families:

http://www.naccrra.org/militaryprograms/ (800-424-2246)

 

http://sittercity.com/dod

 

http://www.childcareaware.org/

 

Counseling:

www.vetcenter.va.gov/

 

www.militaryonesource.com 800-342-9647 (Call anytime day or night, you are entitled to 12 free counseling sessions per issue for Soldier or family member, this counseling does not get reported to your commander, it is just between you and military one source)

 

www.giveanhour.org (Free non-profit veteran counseling)

 

mentalhelp.net (Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.)

 

Credit & ID Theft prevention:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/military/index.html

 

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre34.pdf

 

http://www.annualcreditreport.com (Free copy available every 12 months)

 

Death:

http://TAPS.org

 

Survivor Outreach Services (Embrace, support, and advise survivors after their loved one passes away). http://myarmyonesource.com , ‘family programs’ tab, survivor services

 

NG SOS-

814-533-2481 o

814-270-3406 c

554 Airport Rd.

Johnstown PA 15904

 

99th Ft. Dix SOS-

609-562-7892 o

404-903-7772 c

 

http://www.vba.va.gov/survivors/

 

https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/active/tagd/cmaoc/altfcm/index.htm

 

(Army long term family case management)

 

Deployment:

http://www.astorybeforebed.com/military

 

http://survivingdeployment.com/

http://www.booksformilitarychildren.info/

 

www.hugahero.com

 

http://www.operationmom.org/

 

Operation Purple camp for children with a deployed parent- militaryfamily.org operation-purple camps

 

‘These Boots: A Spouse’s Guide to Stepping Up and Standing Tall During Deployment’ CD

(order through Military One Source)

 

Child of any age ‘Double Duty CD’- Shares tips for staying close to your child of any age around deployments (order through Military One Source).

 

Ages 0-3 ‘Young Children on the Homefront: Family Stories, Family Strengths’ DVD

(order through Military One Source).

 

Ages 2-5 ‘Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes’ DVD set- Help young children manage feelings during deployment

(order through Military One Source).

 

Ages 6-10 ‘Mr. Poe and Friends Discuss Family Reunion After Deployment’ DVD- Helping kids to not feel alone during deployment (order through Military One Source).

 

Ages 6-10 ‘With You All the Way: Dealing with Deployment’ DVD- Strategies for children with deployed parent (order through Military One Source).

 

Ages 11-18 ‘Military Youth Coping with Separation: When Family Members Deploy’ DVD- Preteen and teenagers are good at adaptation, but should also feel support can benefit

(order through Military One Source).

 

www.bridesacrossamerica.com (Free new wedding gowns if you or your spouse has deployed within the last 5 years and will have a wedding in the next 18 months)

 

http://deploymenthealthlibrary.fhp.osd.mil/ (Deployment health and readiness info)

 

http://www.aerhq.org/ (Interest-free loans and grants if you are a family facing tough financial hardship during deployment)

 

Education:

http://afcef.org/ (Educational fund for children of fallen heroes)

 

http://www.dantes.doded.mil/ Distance learning, college credit for troop training, etc.

 

http://www.militaryscholar.org/ (Scholarships for military children)

http://cfsrf.org/ (Scholarships for military children whose parent died in battle)

 

http://www.dantes.doded.mil/Sub%20Pages/Counselor_Support/Docs/fossm.pdf (Scholarships for military spouses)

 

www.gibill.va.gov

 

http://www.nasaa-vetseducation.com/

 

Google YMCA Operation Hero (for

 

http://aarts.army.mil Generates official transcript from your military training for free to give to prospective colleges for credit consideration

http://www.soarathome.com/

http://www.militarychild.org/

http://www.tutor.com/military

www.finaid.org/military Scholarships and student loan info

http://www.schoolquest.org/ Find a new school

www.roa.org With a Reserve Officer Association membership, you can receive eknowledge’s SAT/ACT PowerPrep Programs for military service members and their families for free when you pay s&h. Standard PowerPrep™ – retail is $199.95

Family:

Ask military one source if there is a ‘military family life consultant’ in your area. MFLCs offer 12 free sessions of counseling to reservists for non-medical issues like stress, school concerns, readjustment issues, anger, couple issues, grief and loss…etc.

Fort Family Outreach center 24/7 support for Reservists and their families at 866-345-8248

http://www.strongbonds.org (Military pays you to attend 1 single or married Soldier retreat each FY)

www.arfp.org (Search Army Reserve Enrichment Camps- for kids) (ARFP Teen Virtual World for teens- just go to www.arfp.org, click on the “ARFP Teen Virtual World” link, fill out the registration form to validate your AKO email address and send an invitation to your Teen to join. ARFP provides a virtual Army Reserve installation where geographically dispersed teens can meet to collaborate, learn, and create a community through social networking)

www.herosalute.com (Single-day complimentary admissions to certain theme parks)

www.ourmilitarykids.org (Grants to pay for children’s sports while parent is deployed)

Pennsylvania National Guard Family Assistance Centers

New Jersey National Guard Family Assistance Centers

New York National Guard Family Assistance Centers

Virginia National Guard Family Assistance Centers

military.com Guard and Reserve Family Support Services

Finances:

http://usacares.org/ (“Assistance that keeps the lights on, the home warm and the primary family car in the driveway.”)

http://fallenpatriotfund.org (Financial grants to families of KIA/seriously wounded OIF vets)

www.afrfaf.org (Help for financial emergencies while Soldier is deployed)

www.modestneeds.org (Case-by-case help for low-income families)

American Legion Family Support Network (800-504-4098)

http://www.militarysaves.org/

http://www.saveandinvest.org/

 

http://www.militarymoney.com/

 

http://www.smartaboutmoney.org/

 

Dave Ramsey – The Truth About Budgeting

 

Crown Financial Ministries

 

http://www.sec.gov/investor/military.shtml (Investment info)

 

http://usacares.org/ (If you are an OIF/OEF vet., they may be able to offer help for mortgage payments, etc. to families with financial hardship)

 

Ask military one source if there is a ‘personal financial consultant’ in your area. PFCs offer free consultation and unbiased advice for virtually any financial matter.

 

www.homeloans.va.gov (Vet loans are exempt from down payments)

 

American Red Cross may offer emergency financial assistance to a family about to have gas shut-off, or needing to travel to bury their loved service member (casualty travel assistance program)

 

www.lastwishfoundation.org/ children (Provides financial gifts to minor children of KIA Soldiers)

 

www.hopenow.com (Foreclosure prevention assistance)

 

Food Assistance/Food Pantries in Hampton Roads area (Foreclosure prevention assistance)

 

Homeless:

877-424-3838 National call center for homeless vets

 

va.gov/homeless/

 

888-725-3000 Homeless vet substance abuse treatment program

 

mentalhelp.net substance-abuse (Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center Review and Rating Search)

 

www.homesforourtroops.org (Homes for handicapped warriors)

 

http://nchv.org/

 

hud.gov Vets 800-998-9999 Housing for homeless, disabled, and low income vets

Jobs:

Work Search/Job Search

Legal:

http://www.militaryprobono.org/ (Free legal help for Soldiers on active status, ex. custody)

 

http://www.jagcnet.army.mil/legal

 

http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/

 

Army One Source (live chat option) at http://myarmyonesource.com

www.palawhelp.org/

 

Mail:

USPS free shipping materials kit for Soldiers and their families, call (800) 610-8734 and press Option 1, Priority Mail Supplies (request Care Kit). The hours of operation are M-F 0600-2000
EST or Sat. 0600-1700 EST (Without Daylight savings time 0500-1900 or Sat 0500-1600).

 

Moving:

http://Militaryhomefront.com Scroll down and choose ‘plan my move’ from the left screen links.

 

www.defenselink.mil/mtom/t4_41.htm

 

Naturalization:

www.uscis.gov (Military link in the bottom right hand corner)

 

800-375-5283 (National Customer Service Center)

 

PTSD/TBI:

Free confidential mental evaluation for vets Duquesne 412-396-6562

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) provide info about psychological health, PTSD, and TBI: 1-866-966-1020, staffed 24/7 by consultants for psychological health and TBI health.mil

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center http://www.dvbic.org/ (Very good counseling and caring work with TBI/PTSD, even a residence program offered absolutely free)

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

 

Red Cross:

800-696-3873, 877-272-7337, or find number for local American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/where/where.html

 

To send emergency message to service member, call local number and provide them you’re your Soldier’s full name, rank, branch, SSN, military address, and if deployed, have any additional info on the deployed and home base unit available that you can to help the process

 

Sexual Assault :

http://www.nsvrc.org/

 

http://rainn.org/

 

Special Needs:

DOD Special Needs Parent Toolkit- Shares Military support, services, and tools for parents of a child with special needs (order through Military One Source).

 

Special Care Organization Records for Children with Special Health Care Needs- Central repository for tracking ongoing health needs (order hard copy binder through Military One Source). .

 

Special Care Organization Records for Adults with Special Health Care Needs-

www.militaryonesource.com/specialneeds

 

http://stompproject.org/

 

Spiritual Communities:

 

http://www.militarybeliever.com/

 

http://www.militarymissionsnetwork.com/

 

http://www.ocfusa.org/

 

www.militaryministry.org

 

www.MCYM.org (Club Beyond for youth)

 

South Jersey Church directory

 

Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area Church directory

 

Church Angel church directory

 

Resource Links covering multiple and varying needs (valuable and exhaustive):

afterdeployment.org

 

http://www.operationwearehere.com/ForChaplains.html

 

military.com Giving to Military Charity Associations

 

Give Back: Military-Focused Charities

 

Suicide Prevention:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/

Army Reserve Family Programs

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center

 

Healthy Mind and Healthy Body: Suicide Prevention Guide from White Sands Treatment Center

 

Tricare:

http://www.tricare.mil/

 

tricare dental program

 

Veterans

Recovery Care Coordinator (RCCs) 866-345-8248 (Works with Soldiers and family to file VA claims, employment, referrals for injured or wounded) [email protected]

www.va.gov

 

http://yellowribbonfoundation.com (Offers vets in need food, Shelter, Clothing, Medical & Education)

www.myhealth.va.gov

 

http://iava.org/ (Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America)

 

http://www.oefoif.va.gov/

 

Woman Veterans

If you are a woman vet, you should call and see all that this program offers!

Program manager- 877-928-2621×7517

1111 East End Blvd. Wilkes-Barre PA 18711

Women Veterans Health Care

 

va.gov/womenvet/

 

Recovery Village Personalized Addiction Treatment

 

Wounded Warriors:

http://yellowribbonfund.com (Activities, mentoring and care for injured service members)

 

http://woundedwarriorresourcecenter.com/ (Trained Specialists 24hrs a day for wounded warrior questions and family concerns)

 

http://usatogether.org (Like a craigslist for wounded warriors)

 

www.svasp.org and dsusa.org (Learn and participate in new sports after your combat injury)

 

http://wtow.woundedwarriorproject.org/ (Warriors transition to work project)

 

http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/

 

http://socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors/

 

http://www.dav.org/ (Disabled American Veterans)

 

www.homesforourtroops.org (Builds & adapts vets’ home for handicapped accessibility)

http://www.hadit.com/

 

Operation Purple Healing Adventures for children of wounded warriors militaryfamily.org operation purple

 

http://legion.org/heroes (Heroes to Hometowns program)

 

http://www.fisherhouse.org/

 

http://amputee-coalition.org/

 

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov

http://www.armedforcesfoundation.org/

mesotheliomaveterans.org Mesothelioma Veterans Center

 

Various Good Resources:

211.org to find local services and get help today with help from the United Way.

American Legion – www.legion.org

Army Reserve Family Programs

Armed Services YMCA

Disabled American veterans – http://dav.org

Hamptons Roads assistance from Christian charities

http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/ (Select ‘troops and families’)

military.com Guard and Reserve Family Support Services

www.myarmylifetoo.com

myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/

nationalresourcedirectory.gov/

realwarriors.net/

www.uso.org

Veterans of Foreign Wars – www.vfw.org

vets4warriors.com 855-838-8255, 24/7/365 including holidays and weekends for service members and their families. There is no “press one” or being on hold for an extended period of time. An actual veteran will answer the phone call.

Virginia National Guard Family Assistance Centers

Soldiers or military family members can call military one source anytime day or night for any issue whatsoever at 800-342-9647 or visit www.militaryonesource.com

Childcare for Reservist families

Counseling

Credit & ID Theft prevention

Death

Deployment

Education

Family

Finances

Homeless

Jobs

Legal

Mail

Moving

Naturalization

PTSD/TBI

Red Cross

Sexual Assault

Special Needs

Spiritual Communities

Suicide Prevention

Tricare

Wounded Warriors

Various Good Resources:

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