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.
Childcare for Reservist families:
www.militaryonesource.com800-342-9647 (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:
Annual Credit Report (Free copy available every 12 months)
Military Consumer – financial protection help
Survivor Outreach Services (Embrace, support, and advise survivors after their loved one passes away). http://myarmyonesource.com , ‘family programs’ tab, survivor services
554 Airport Rd.
Johnstown PA 15904
99th Ft. Dix SOS-
(Army long term family case management)
Sleep and Grief – improving sleep while dealing with grief by Tuck.com
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
Virginia National Guard Family Assistance Centers
Find a Family Assistance Center near you using Joint Service Support
877-424-3838 National call center for homeless vets
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)
hud.gov Vets 800-998-9999 Housing for homeless, disabled, and low income vets
http://www.militaryprobono.org/ (Free legal help for Soldiers on active status, ex. custody)
Army One Source (live chat option) at http://myarmyonesource.com
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).
http://Militaryhomefront.com Scroll down and choose ‘plan my move’ from the left screen links.
www.uscis.gov (Military link in the bottom right hand corner)
800-375-5283 (National Customer Service Center)
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)
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
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.MCYM.org (Club Beyond for youth)
Church Angel church directory
Resource Links covering multiple and varying needs (valuable and exhaustive):
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America
Nifty Benefits – A Veterans Guide to Nutrition and Health
Recovery Care Coordinator (RCCs) 866-345-8248 (Works with Soldiers and family to file VA claims, employment, referrals for injured or wounded) [email protected]
Yellow Ribbon Foundation (Offers vets in need food, Shelter, Clothing, Medical & Education)
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
Recovery Village Personalized Addiction Treatment
Various Good Resources:
211.org to find local services and get help today with help from the United Way.
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and the families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.
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.
Veteran Tickets Foundation – Vet Tix provides tickets to events that reduce stress and strengthen family ties to all branches of currently serving Military and Veterans including immediate family of troops KIA.
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