A Virtual Caregiver Forum takes place Sept. 17. This forum is designed to allow caregivers to connect virtually with other caregivers to discuss challenges associated with being a primary caregiver to wounded, ill or injured service member or family member. The online forum will begin with a 10-minute presentation surrounding self-care, followed by a moderated chat among participants. To participate, click here to register as soon as possible.
Hotels for Heroes Fisher House Foundation administers the "Hotels for Heroes" program, a service that provides free hotel rooms to wounded, injured, and ill military men and women who are undergoing treatment at a military or Veterans Affairs medical center, or their visiting family members or close friends. All requests for a free hotel room are verified by an authorized official. Hotel rooms are made possible through hotel point donations made by individual customers.
Warrior Care Blog Various blogs offered the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy.
Real Warrior Families Real Warriors understands military families -- they face real battles that call for real strength. Learn how to prepare a pre-deployment checklist, gather important documents and identify community and military resources, and even find tips on helping your children cope with Mom or Dad's separation.
Counseling Military OneSource offers short-term, non-medical counseling options to active-duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families.
Relationships In the "Health & Relationships" section, select link that best suits your needs (Military OneSource).
National Military Family Association - Operation Purple The NMFA recognized the need for more resources to support military children. These free, week-long, overnight camps are open to all military children. The program aims to help military kids experience carefree fun while also learning coping skills to deal with war-related stress and fostering relationships with others who know what they are going through.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The NTCSN Knowledge Bank provides access and referral to the network's members and resources, either electronically, or through contact with the item's source.
The Fisher House program is a unique private/public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times--during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease or injury.
Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living, or SCAADL, was authorized by the Fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. The special monthly compensation is for service members who incur a permanent catastrophic injury or illness. SCAADL helps offset the loss of income by a primary caregiver who provides nonmedical care, support and assistance for the service member.
Financial Calculators Military OneSource Financial Calculators can help you in many aspects of your financial decision making.
Scholarships for Military Children The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.
Folds of Honor Foundation Folds of Honor Foundation is a legacy foundation designed to provide scholarships for dependents and spouses of service members that have been killed or disabled as a result of their military service.
TRICARE Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program
The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, or CAP, provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities, Federal managers, supervisors, and IT professionals. CAP increases access to information and works to remove barriers to employment opportunities by eliminating the costs of assistive technology and accommodation solutions.
Guard & Reserve
National Guard Family Program A "one-stop shop" to find information on programs, benefits, resources and more. Here you can learn about Family Readiness, Program Services and Plans and Operations. Family Readiness takes a look at the six-step Family Program model that keeps you informed and involved about your benefits as a serving family. Program Services provides an overview of the various programs that the Family Program covers: family, youth and community outreach initiatives. Plans and Operations will provide you access to national-level calendar events and some administrative documents that you might find useful in working within the Family Program.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is joining the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and Individual & Family Support Policy to form the new Family and Employer Programs & Policy Office under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense-Reserve Affairs. This new office consolidates the management and oversight of these three programs that mutually support the Guard and Reserve.
National Guard Transition Assistance Advisers
The National Guard has placed a transition sssistance adviser at each of the State Joint Forces Headquarters to serve as the statewide point of contact and coordinator for easy access to Department of Veteran Affairs benefits and to provide assistance in access to entitlements through the Military Health System.