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Military Families

American Legion

They award college scholarships to military veterans and their families.  Their Family & Youth Support Program offers immediate assistance for household needs, utilities and food to military families directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America’s War on Terrorism.  Special support programs, such as counseling and mental health, are offered to children and youth whose military parent is deployed, deceased or discharged.
700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
(800) 433-3318
www.legion.org

Camp Corral for Military Kids

Camp Corral is a free summer camp for military children ages 8 to 15.  Priority enrollment is given to children of wounded, disable or fallen servicemen and servicewomen. The camp is a week-long helps kids learn new skills, build character and make new friends while enjoying the outdoors.  Complete their online application for enrollment or call the hotline below for more information.
801 North West Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
(855) 605-1267
www.campcorral.org

Military OneSource

They provide confidential counseling over the phone, in person and online for money management, parenting services, relocation, deployment and a variety of other services.  All members of the National Guard and Reserve Component and all active-duty members of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force are eligible for services, some at no cost.
(800) 342-9647
www.militaryonesource.mil

National Guard’s Joint Services Support

Provides assistance with reintegration, transitioning, careers and finances to members of the National Guard and their families.  Helps connect individuals with family support programs, behavioral health support and any other services they may be eligible for. Click here to view the list of services offered from the Ohio National Guard support team.
2825 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 336-6701
www.jointservicessupport.org

Ohio Cares for Military Families

Provides behavioral health services for military personnel and their families, including the services available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and Vet Centers. Go online to access resources or call the non-emergency resource information line. They can link military families to substance abuse treatment, counseling, suicide prevention services and support specifically geared toward veterans and service men and women and their families.
(800) 761-0868
http://ohiocares.ohio.gov

The Branch

The Branch, the Military Parent Technical Assistance Center, provides access to tools for military children ages 4 to 14 (up to middle school). The tools are free and were designed to encourage the child’s ability to adapt to adverse circumstances or trauma; promoting self-advocacy.
6316 South Twelth Street, Tacoma, Washington 98465
(800) 572-7368
https://branchta.org

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Provides support to family members that have experienced the loss of a loved one in the military.  A 24 hour hotline is available as well as a peer mentor program to connect with other survivors or people who have had similar experiences.  Sign up online for a mailing list that includes their magazine as well as information on other helpful resources and counseling available.
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201
(202) 588-8277
www.taps.org