Resources for Military Families

Helix Support Center
Instructor: Danielle Yee 

Academic and School Transition Resources

Navy School Liaison Officers

http://mwrtoday.com/slo

(619)   247-9082

Central point of contact for k12 education-related issues for the Commands, military families, and local school districts

            Help with:

-   School transition support (PCS cycle)
-   Deployment support
-   Special education system navigation
-   Communications: command, educator, community, parents
-   Partnerships in education
-   Home school support
-   Post-secondary preparation

Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR)

http://www.militarystudent.org

Internet-based application where students are directed to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed

Tutoring Services

http://www.tutor.com/military


Free online tutoring and career help for military families
                          -   Homework help
                          -   Online tutoring
                          -   College support
                          -   Career help
                          -   Free, 24/7 access

United Through Reading

http://www.unitedthroughreading.org

(858)   481-7323

Offers deployed parents the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to their children which creates positive emotional connections and cultivates a love of reading

            Our service to military families:

  -   Helps ease the stress of separation
-   Helps build family resiliency
-   Helps make homecomings easier
-   Helps cultivate a love of reading

Basics

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SDMOM)

http://www.sandiegomom.org

(619) 461-4164

Ministry to active-duty military families who are experiencing difficulty living in the San Diego economy

            Provides:

  -   House wares
-   Strollers, playpens, highchairs
-   Gently used children’s clothing
-   Formula and diapers
-   Compassionate hearts and sympathetic ears

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

http://www.nmcrs.org

Nonprofit charitable organization designed to provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors, when in need.

            Offers:

-   Quick Assist Loans (QAL) up to $300 for certain needs to active duty Sailors and Marines

-   Interest-free loans and/or grants to help with emergencies such as:

  -   Food, rent, and utilities
-   Disaster relief assistance
-   Essential vehicle repairs
-   Medical/dental bills
-   Funeral expenses

-   Education scholarships and loans for active duty spouses, and for children of active duty, retired, and deceased service members

Counseling, Social and Spiritual Support

Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation

http://pendleton.USMC.mil/chaplain/credo/asp

(619)   556-2826

The vision is to awaken Sea Service Personnel and their family members to the inherent personal and social strength available by living healthy spiritual lives  

            Provides:

  -   Marriage enrichment retreats (MER)
-   Team building workshops

Family Forces, Mental Health Systems

http://www.mhsinc.org

 Families Forces Brochure
(760) 747-2443

Counseling services for military families

            Counseling provided to:

  -   Individuals
-   Families
-   Groups
-   Couples

Fleet & Family Support, Navy Region Southwest

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifesw

1-866-923-6478

            Services and programs:

  -   Clinical counseling
-   Deployment services
-   Family advocacy program (FAP)
-   Family employment readiness program (FERP)
-    General life skills education
-   Individual Augmentee (IA) support
-   Information and referral
-   Ombudsman support
-   Financial management
-   Relocation assistance program (RAP)
-   Sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR)
-   Transition assistance management program (TAMP)
-   Exceptional family member program (EFMP) support
-   Volunteer support

Fleet and Family Support, Military Spouse Social Hour

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifesw

(619)   556-7404

A chance for military spouses, and children, to connect and socialize together, building support and friendships with one another.

            Meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

FOCUS Online Resiliency Training

http://www.focusproject.org

(619)   556-6075

A redesigned family friendly website that provides an overview of FOCUS services for military families

            Helps families:

-   Identify, manage, and discuss emotions
-   Clarify misunderstandings and respect individual points of view
-   Build on family strength
-   Feel closer and more supportive
-   Use family-level problem solving and goal setting to empower the entire family

San Diego Armed Services YMCA

http://www.militaryymca.org

(858)   751-5755

Mission to improve the mind, body, and spirit with absolutely free programs for the entire military family

            Provides:

-   Youth and community outreach programs focus on family bonding, youth development, social networking, and healthy living. The San Diego ASYMCA has developed weekly programs and annual events that offer positive activities for children and their families.

 

-   Family outreach programs provides in-home counseling and supportive interventions to military families at no charge. Like civilians, military families are subject to stressors such as divorce, severe illness, financial difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, and child or spousal abuse. However, unbearable circumstances arise when these stressors are added to the already difficult lifestyle of junior-enlisted military personnel. The San Diego ASYMCA Family Outreach Department supports military families who are encountering economic, emotional, physical, and/or situational problems.

One-Stop Support/Multiple Services

Fleet & Family Support, Navy Region Southwest

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifesw

1-866-923-6478

            Services and programs:

-   Clinical counseling
-   Deployment services
-   Family advocacy program (FAP)
-   Family employment readiness program (FERP)
-    General life skills education
-   Individual Augmentee (IA) support
-   Information and referral
-   Ombudsman support
-   Financial management
-   Relocation assistance program (RAP)
-   Sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR)
-   Transition assistance management program (TAMP)
-   Exceptional family member program (EFMP) support
-   Volunteer support

Military One Source

http://www.militaryonesource.com

1-800-342-9647

            Provides:

-   Financial guidance
-   Spouse careers
-   Relocation assistance
-   Counseling
-   Child care
-   Deployment support

San Diego Armed Services YMCA

www.militaryymca.org

(858)   751-5755

Mission to improve the mind, body, and spirit with absolutely free programs for the entire military family

            Provides:

-   Youth and community outreach programs focus on family bonding, youth development, social networking, and healthy living. The San Diego ASYMCA has developed weekly programs and annual events that offer positive activities for children and their families.

 -   Family outreach programs provides in-home counseling and supportive interventions to military families at no charge. Like civilians, military families are subject to stressors such as divorce, severe illness, financial difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, and child or spousal abuse. However, unbearable circumstances arise when these stressors are added to the already difficult lifestyle of junior-enlisted military personnel. The San Diego ASYMCA Family Outreach Department supports military families who are encountering economic, emotional, physical, and/or situational problems.

 -   Wounded, Injured and Ill Programs at Naval Medical Center assist patients and their families during hospitalization and subsequent treatment. ASYMCA works together with the patient's medical team to meet urgent needs such as childcare, transportation, lodging, and financial assistance.

Special Needs Support Services

Exceptional Family Member Program Liaisons (EFMP)

http://www.navyfamily.navy.mil

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/efm

 

EFMP is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs, and provides

            For families:

-   Provide resource referrals, educational programs, and consultation

-   Provide information in TRICARE Extended Health Care Option (ECHO)

-   Connect families with networking and social opportunities within their area

            For sailors:

-   Provide enrollment guidance to reduce stress and save valuable time in the application process

-   Discuss myths and facts about EFMP

            For commands:

-   Provide an overview of EFMP requirements, resources, and the enrollment process to all sailors

-   Provide resources and training for designated EFMP Command POCs and command leadership

            For communities:

-   Provide information and resources to professionals who support military families enrolled in EFMP

-   Coordinate special events to bring agencies together to share information

-   Raise awareness throughout military community of the benefits and resources for EFMP families

 Who enrolls?

-   An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) is an authorized family member residing with the sponsor who requires special medical, mental health or educational services

-   The EFM Program requires mandatory enrollment per OPNAVINST 1754.2C series for any family member who resides with the sponsor, is enrolled in DEERS and who is:

-   affected by a physical, mental health or educational condition

-   requires ongoing special medical care or special education services not generally available in isolated or overseas locations

Apply online at: https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Talk Time

(619) 556-7218

Where EFMP families can share coffee and conversation. Meets every third Wednesday of the month



Financial Support and Services

Fleet & Family Support, Navy Region Southwest

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifesw

1-866-923-6478

            Services and programs:

-   Clinical counseling
-   Deployment services
-   Family advocacy program (FAP)
-   Family employment readiness program (FERP)
-    General life skills education
-   Individual Augmentee (IA) support
-   Information and referral
-   Ombudsman support
-   Financial management
-   Relocation assistance program (RAP)
-   Sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR)
-   Transition assistance management program (TAMP)
-   Exceptional family member program (EFMP) support
-   Volunteer support

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

http://www.nmcrs.org

Nonprofit charitable organization designed to provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors, when in need.

            Offers:

-   Quick Assist Loans (QAL) up to $300 for certain needs to active duty Sailors and Marines

-   Interest-free loans and/or grants to help with emergencies such as:

         -   Food, rent, and utilities
       -   Disaster relief assistance
       -   Essential vehicle repairs
       -   Medical/dental bills
       -   Funeral expenses
       -   Education scholarships and loans for active duty spouses, and for children of active duty, retired,
         and deceased service members

Savings Deposit Program

http://www.dfas.mil/militarypay/woundedwarriorpay.html

1-888-332-7411

Offers service members serving in designated combat zones an opportunity to build on their financial security with a generous 10 percent interest rate.





 
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