Resources

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

http://www.dmva.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dmva_home/5902

Pa. National Guard Family Assistance Programs:

Pennsylvania National Guard: http://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: http://military.tutor.com/how-it-works

http://www.militaryconnection.com/

http://www.kidwx.com/

Financial manual for Military Families: http://www.kiplinger.com/web_docs/military/Military_Families_Final.pdf

Military Kids Connect: http://militarykidsconnect.t2.health.mil/

Operation Military Kids National: http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/home.aspx

Operation Military Kids Pennsylvania: http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/statePOCHome.aspx?state=Pennsylvania

National Guard Family Program:  https://www.jointservicessupport.org/FP/Default.aspx

National Guard Children and Youth Program:  https://www.jointservicessupport.org/FP/Youth.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.afspecialneeds.org/

Army Exceptional Family Program:  http://efmp.amedd.army.mil/

Coast Guard Special Needs Program: http://www.uscg.mil/worklife/special_needs.asp

Marines Exceptional Family Program:  http://www.mccs-sc.com/efmp/index.asp

Navy Exceptional Family Program:  http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/efm/Pages/default.aspx

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.

Air Force Aid Society: http://www.afas.org/

Defense Finance and Accounting Service: http://www.dfas.mil/dfas.html

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity: http://www.dodea.edu/

Military K-12 Partners: http://militaryk12partners.dodea.edu/

Moving:   http://www.move.mil/

Air Force Aid Society: http://www.afas.org/

Defense Finance and Accounting Service: http://www.dfas.mil/dfas.html

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity: http://www.dodea.edu/

Military K-12 Partners: http://militaryk12partners.dodea.edu/

Deployment Guide: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/Project%20Documents/MilitaryHOMEFRONT/Service%20Providers/Deployment/DeploymentGuide.pdf

Wounded Warrior Program resources below:

Joint Services Support: https://www.jointservicessupport.org/Default.aspx

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program:  https://www.jointservicessupport.org/YRRP/

Suicide:

Defense Suicide Prevention Office:  http://www.suicideoutreach.org/

Military Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1
Military Crisis Line

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.
Vets 4 Warriors

Army:   http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/

Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
DAPE-HR (Health Promotion Risk Reduction Suicide Prevention)
2530 Crystal Drive
6th Floor
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)
The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) - 1-866-966-1020

ARMY RESERVE:  https://www.jointservicessupport.org/PHP/Default.aspx

NAVY: http://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/support/21st_century_sailor/suicide_prevention/Pages/default.aspx

Chaplains:  http://www.chaplaincare.navy.mil/

http://navynavstress.com/

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. 
1-866-966-1020 

COAST GUARD:  http://www.uscg.mil/worklife/suicide_prevention.asp

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).

NATIONAL GUARD: https://www.jointservicessupport.org/PHP/Default.aspx

Vets4Warriors
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: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/nrd     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.
Website: http://deploymentpsych.org/
Phone: 301-816-4754

In-Transition Program
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.
Online: http://dcoe.health.mil/ or http://www.realwarriors.net/
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

Telephone: 800-773-0387

Must meet program criteria: http://usacares.org/images/file_upload/WTT_White_Paper_V-2009-06-25.pdf

Project Valour-IT
Project Valour-IT provides voice-controlled laptops and personal GPS systems to service members recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries including TBI and PTSD. A sub-program, coordinated with Survivor Outreach Services, will soon begin providing laptops to spouses of fallen warriors who return to school.
Online: http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=project-valour-it
Telephone: 626-529-5114
Alternate contact: valour-it@soldiersangels.org

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.
Online: http://www.homebaseprogram.org/
Telephone: 617-724-5202

Higher Ground
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.
Online: http://www.hgvets.org/
Telephone: 208-726-9298

Operation Happy Note
Operation Happy Note is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to support soldiers with music as a form of therapy. Operation Happy Note sends musical instruments to deployed soldiers overseas for a form of combat stress therapy and an opportunity to pass the time with a little piece of home. Operation Happy Note has expanded in the last year to extend its focus to injured heroes recovering back home, both in their own environments as well as the Veterans Administration hospitals. With the Injured Heroes program, Operation Happy Note works as a resource for veterans to obtain musical instruments as a form of therapy to be used along with their treatments for PTSD, TBI, as well as confinements to wheelchairs and prosthesis, and many more.
Online: http://operationhappynote.com/
Alternate contact: info@operationhappynote.com

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.
Online: http://www.paws-effect.org/

TRICARE
TRICARE is the health care program for military members and their families. The program is divided into three regions (North, South and West), and offers overseas assistance.
Online: http://tricare.mil/

TRICARE North provides care in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia as well as portions of Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee.
Online: https://www.hnfs.com/content/hnfs/home/tn/bene.html
Telephone: 877-874-2273

Find a Military Treatment Facility or TRICARE Service Center: https://www.hnfs.com/apps/tsclocator/default.aspx

TRICARE South provides care in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina as well as portions of Tennessee and Texas.
Online: http://www.humana-military.com/
Telephone: 800-444-5445 (Customer Service) or 800-700-8646 (Behavioral Health)

Find a Military Treatment Facility or TRICARE Service Center: http://www.humana-military.com/south/provider/tools-resources/ProvSiteProvLoc.asp or http://www.tricare.mil/mtf

TRICARE West provides care in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming as well as portions of Iowa, Missouri and Texas.
Online: http://www.uhcmilitarywest.com/
Telephone: 877-988-9378

Find a Military Treatment Facility or TRICARE Service Center:https://www.uhcmilitarywest.com/uhcmw/portal/search/facilitybymtf/

TRICARE Military Treatment Facility Locator is the locator tool for Military Treatment Centers. 
Online: http://www.tricare.mil/mtf/

TRICARE Eurasia-Africa provides assistance overseas.
Online: http://www.tricare.mil/tma/eurasiaafrica/
Telephone: 44-20-8762-8384 or 877-678-1207

TRICARE Latin America-Canada provides assistance overseas.
Online: http://www.tricare.mil/tma/tlac/
Telephone: 215-942-8393 or 877-451-8659

TRICARE Pacific provides assistance overseas.
Online: http://www.tricare.mil/tma/pacific/tao-pacific.aspx
Telephone: Singapore: 65-6339-2676 or 877-678-1208; Sydney: 61-2-9273-2710 or 877-678-1209

TRICARE Reserve Select is the health care program for reserve and guard members.
Online: http://www.tricare.mil/TRS
See website for specific contact information: http://ra.defense.gov/Contact/TRICARE.aspx

Sexual Assault and Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
http://www.sapr.mil/

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

Military Rights Information for Sexual Assault: http://www.myduty.mil/index.php/servicemembers-rights/bill-of-rights

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 reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. http://www.realwarriors.net/