Provides information and encouragement for individuals and families around money management, debt reduction, how to build wealth, and life after retirement. The Military Saves website has articles and resources specifically for military families.
Military Saves: militarysaves.org
America Saves for Young Workers: americasavesforyoungworkers.org
Offers support programs for veterans and their family, such as temporary financial assistance, a cash grant to support minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. They also offer youth programming, award college scholarships, and list veteran discounts and services and places to find counseling and mental health support.
Contact Information: legion.org/contact
A free, week-long summer camp for military children ages 8 to 15. Priority enrollment is given to children of wounded, injured, ill and/or fallen military members. The camp is held at various locations across the US, and helps kids learn new skills, build character, and make friends while enjoying the outdoors. Complete their online application for enrollment or call for more information.
Main Office: 801 North West Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Offers family-friendly exhibits, classes, workshops, and summer camps in gardening, cooking, fine art and wellness. Check the website Calendar for upcoming events and classes, which are sometimes free. General admission is free on the first Sunday of the month. Active or Retired service members get $1 off each ticket. SNAP, EBT, WIC and Medicaid recipients get tickets for $3 each with ID and proof of participation.
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Provides educational support and college scholarships for children with a parent in military service or law enforcement. Scholarships exist for children whose parent was wounded or killed, active duty, honorably discharged or a law/corrections officer that was injured, killed, or died by suicide. Check the website for program requirements and application details.
101 Vintage Drive, Red Oak, Texas 75154
Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio. Legal Aid attorneys may be able to help you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax law, veterans, and education. Their website also has a page of Resources with easy to read information on these topics.
Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, affordable housing for seniors, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women, men and their children escaping intimate partner violence (CHOICES), transitional job training and more. They provide services in multiple counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
1105 Schrock Rd, Ste 100, Columbus, OH 43229
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations
Provides food, clothing, toiletries and hygiene items, emotional support and other resources to veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military families and survivors.
Mailing Address: 648 Clymer Road, Suite 113, Marysville, Ohio 43040
A faith-based veteran service organization that provides intensive peer-based programs for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress. Their program in Columbus is held at The Wilds and individuals have to apply online. They also offer events, workshops and share information on other resources for veterans. Visit the website for contact information.
33134 Magnolia Circle, Unit 10, Magnolia, Texas 77354
Supports all military-connected children and helps resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. They deliver programs, services, and professional development, as well as offer digital resources for students, parents and education professionals.
909 Mountain Lion Circle, Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Questions about student transition? (254) 953-1923, ext. 1146
Provides access to service-specific news and resources that support military families. They also offer 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 Toll-free or 711 TTY/TDD
Helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. Services include mental / physical health resources, housing, legal, employment, training/education, transportation, financial help, and emotional or spiritual support.
Helps military families, children, and spouses find discounts on a lot of different services and items. This guide is broken down into 6 different sections and explains what is needed in order to receive the discounts.
Support military families by offering help fund education, career, or business goals for military spouses; as well as provide summer camp experiences for military kids and general information on adoption, deployment, kids education, marriage, divorce and more.
2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Parents can apply for an Ohio ID card for their children at any Deputy Registrar BMV location. Parents of children who have an Ohio ID card can also add their contact information to their child’s record for use in the event the child becomes lost or is reported missing.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Provides behavioral health services for National Guard members 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.
Non-emergency Information Line: (800) 761-0868
Vets for Warriors: (855) 838-8255
Offers one-time events, summer camps and scholarships to support the youth of military families. Visit the website for contact information.
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
OMK Contacts: ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/operation-military-kids/about-omk/contact-omk
Provides a space for service members, their families and kids to meet and support one another.
2825 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 336-7274 or (614) 336-4214
Connects families of military members to online resource information and tools in an effort to better support children of military dependents. This list was created by Ohio Department of Education.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
The Ohio National Guard has 6 regional Troop and Family Assistance Centers and 4 Wing Family Readiness Program Centers. These centers provide information resources, referrals, and assistance to all military members and their families. Services include: crisis intervention, financial resources, legal, community information, TRICARE, ID cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
2825 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
Central Ohio: (800) 589-9914, ext. 6 or (614) 336-7358 or (614) 336-4232
Support military kids by funding sports, arts and other enrichment activities when their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserves, or recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission through financial grants.
6861 Elm Street, McLean, Virginia 22101
(866) 691-6654 Toll-free
Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various services for Central Ohio families throughout the year. Their services include an in-residence rehabilitation program, after school learning centers for youth to get tutoring and homework help, Christmas assistance and food meal boxes, housing and rent assistance, utility assistance, help for trafficking survivors and veteran support services. Visit the website for their Family Thrift Store locations in Central Ohio and for more information on each program.
Link to Family Thrift Store list: easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/thrift-stores
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
24/7 Line: (800) 959-8277 Toll-free
Provides an official guide to government information and services at the federal level. Examples of topics include financial help, disability services, how to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies, housing, jobs and unemployment, as well as taxes, immigration, how to research common U.S. laws, and file a complaint against the government and more.
Provides supportive services for veterans and their families including individual case management, housing, financial planning and more. They also partner with local agencies to distribute new backpacks and school supplies to Central Ohio children in need every year. Note that they do not provide backpacks directly to individuals and families.
1780 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203