Resources for Military
Resources for Military Families and Veterans
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/, www.caregiver.va.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: http://www.dmva.state.pa.us
Military OneSource: http://www.militaryonesource.mil 800-342-9647 Toll-Free
Defense Finance and Accounting Service: https://www.dfas.mil/
Pa. National Guard Family Assistance Programs: https://www.pa.ng.mil/
State Family Programs
Deployment Cycle Support
Bldg 7-10, Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA., 17003-5002
Phone: (717) 861- 2650
Sesame Street Military Families Far and Near: https://www.familiesnearandfar.org
Our Military Kids: http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/
Free tutoring for Military Children:https://military.tutor.com/military/home
Financial manual for Military Families: http://www.kiplinger.com/web_docs/military/Military_Families_Final.pdf
Military Kids Connect: https://militarykidsconnect.health.mil/
Operation Military Kids National: http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/home.aspx
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids: http://www.comfortcrew.org/
Military Child Education Coalition: http://www.militarychild.org/
Military OneSource: http://www.militaryonesource.mil 800-342-9647 Toll-Free
Family Voices: http://www.familyvoices.org/
Air force Exceptional family Program: https://www.afpc.af.mil/Benefits-and-Entitlements/Exceptional-Family-Member-Program/
Army Exceptional Family Program: http://efmp.amedd.army.mil/
Coast Guard Special Needs Program: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Human-Resources-CG-1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Special-Needs-Program-SNP/
Marines Exceptional Family Program: http://www.mccs-sc.com/efmp/index.asp
Respite Care for Navy families/40 hours a month: Call 1-800-424-2246 today and learn about NACCRRA’s Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care and how your family can receive this care.
U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity: http://www.dodea.edu/
Military K-12 Partners:https://www.dodea.edu/partnership/
Wounded Warriors, and more
- Air Force: http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/
- Navy: https://www.navywoundedwarrior.com/
- Marines: https://www.woundedwarrior.marines.mil/
Suicide, Warriors, and more
Defense Suicide Prevention Office: https://www.dspo.mil/
Military Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1
Veterans supporting veteran warriors and their families offering peer-to-peer confidential support available 24/7. Connects you with a veteran peer who understands the unique facets of military life, knows military benefits and resources. Veteran peers can assist in setting a plan to overcome adversity, manage stress, and build resilience.
Veteran's Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
DAPE-HR (Health Promotion Risk Reduction Suicide Prevention)
2530 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202-3941
For Program, Policy Issues: Work: 703-571-7250/7248
For Crisis Intervention: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
In Theater (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait) - 94-800-273-TALK (8255)
Other OCONUS - DSN Access Code + Country Code + 800-273-TALK (8255)
AIRFORCE: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/ http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/suicideprevention/index.asp
DoD/VA Suicide Outreach: DCoE Outreach Center
Provides psychological health information and connects service members/families with resources.
Emergency suicide crisis services may also be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the CG SUPRT Program toll-free number 855-CGSUPRT (247-8778).
Vets4Warriors is a confidential, Peer-to-Peer support network and call center for Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Service members and their families.
Available 24/7, Veteran Peers connect Service members and their families to the resources and support they need to achieve their goals, manage stress, and build resilience.
Website: www.Vets4Warriors.com Phone: 855-838-8255
The National Resource Directory (NRD)
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.
Website: www.nrd.gov Phone: (800) 342-9647
Office of Warrior Care Policy
The Office of Warrior Care Policy ensures recovering wounded, ill, injured, and transitioning members of the Armed Forces receive equitable, consistent, and high-quality support and services. The office helps wounded warriors and their families through effective collaboration efforts, pro-active communication, responsive policy, and program oversight.
Website: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/ Phone: (703) 428-7536
Center for Deployment Psychology
The Center for Deployment Psychology offers a wide range of provider resources that can be viewed on the Center for Deployment Psychology home page. The Center for Deployment Psychology also offers training tailored for civilian providers.
This program acknowledges that transitions in military service can be challenging and provides help to service members and families in any transition – be it a call to active duty, relocation or other events.
Website: http://intransition.dcoe.mil/ Phone: 800-424-7877
Real Warriors Program from DCoE
Campaign to promote building resilience, facilitating recovery, and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans, and their families. It addresses the stigma associated with seeking assistance by featuring stories of service members who have sought treatment and are continuing to achieve successful military careers.
Website: http://realwarriors.net/ Phone: 866-966-1020
Re-Engineering System of Primary Care Treatment in the Military (RESPECT-Mil) from Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC)
Primary care system and resources designed to enhance the recognition and high-quality management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression to screen, assess and treat active duty Soldiers with depression and/or PTSD.
Website: http://www.pdhealth.mil/respect-mil/index1.asp Phone: 866-559-1627
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury is part of the Military Health System, which provides a 'continuum of care' - from initial accession to deployment to discharge. The DCoE works across the entire continuum of care to promote resilience, rehabilitation, and reintegration for warriors, families, and veterans with psychological health concerns and traumatic brain injuries.
Telephone: 800-510-7897 or 866-966-1020
Alternate contact: Resources@DCoEOutreach.org
USACares Warrior Treatment Today
USACares Warrior Treatment Today pays essential household bills while a wounded service member or veteran is attending residential treatment for TBI or PTSD.Online: http://www.usacares.org/?page_id=136
Must meet program criteria: http://usacares.org/images/file_upload/WTT_White_Paper_V-2009-06-25.pdf
The Home Base Program
The Home Base Program is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program is dedicated to improving the lives of veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who are suffering from deployment-related post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. The program has multiple components, including clinical care, family support, research, education, and community outreach, which are available to residents of New England.
Higher Ground is a recreational rehabilitation program specializing in serving service members with traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, polytrauma, blindness, and mental illness. The program combines outdoor sports with family/coping therapies.
Paws and Effect
Paws and Effect, a nonprofit organization based in Iowa, raises and trains service dogs and places them with military veterans with combat service-related issues such as TBI, PTSD, physical injury, and special needs. Foster families raise and train the puppies until it's time for placement with their new owner, a combat veteran.
TRICARE is a health care program for military members and their families. The program is divided into three regions (North, South, and West), and offers overseas assistance.
TRICARE Military Treatment Facility Locator is the locator tool for Military Treatment Centers.
TRICARE Reserve Select is a health care program for reserve and guard members.
See website for specific contact information: http://ra.defense.gov/Contact/TRICARE.aspx
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.
Sexual Assault Fact Sheet: http://www.sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY13_DoD_SAPRO_Annual_Report_Fact_Sheet.pdf
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery, and supporting the reintegration of returning service members, veterans, and their families. http://www.realwarriors.net/