Resources for Military Personnel, Family, Community

December 12, 2011 by  
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Resources for Military Personnel, Family, Community

Give an Hour

Give an Hour (GAH) is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. GAH provides counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents while offering treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving.

AAMFT is a partner with GAH and proudly supports their efforts in assisting families impacted by war. If you would like to Give an Hour, please visit the website and review the process and expectations.

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors and holds the core values of fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation, and service. The purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of service members, help injured service members aid and assist each other, and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

America’s Heroes at Work

America’s Heroes at Work is for employers and workforce development systems assisting returning Service Members living with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to succeed in the workplace.

National Military Family Association

The mission of The National Military Family Association is to fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their Service. The NMFA not only supports military families they are military families. The NMFA advocates for and assists in meeting the needs of military personnel and their families with recommendations, programs and grassroots efforts.

Milblogging

Milblogging is an internet database for organizing military blogs. It’s main attraction is its index of military blogs from all over the world. Milblogging.com currently has 2,869 military blogs in 45 countries with 13,047 registered members and indexes a wide variety of military blogs including webblogs written by: military spouses, military veterans, military personnel (who are in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard), civilian contractors, reporters, military parents, civilians, and other groups. Many of the military blogs listed on Milblogging are written by troops deployed to the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan.

You Served

You Served is a blog and podcast center focusing on the Military and Veterans Communities. Bloggers keep a pulse on every branch of the US Military and all pertaining to those who have served our nation.

SpouseBuzz

SpouseBUZZ is a virtual Spouse Support Group, a place where spouses can instantly connect with thousands of other military spouses. SpouseBuzz provides a space to celebrate and embrace the tie that binds military spouses – military service.

Soldiers’ Angels

Soldiers’ Angelsis a volunteer-led nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. http://www.soldiersangels.org/

Military One Source

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services.

National Guard Bureau-Joint Services Support

The National Guard Bureau-Joint Services Support is the principal personnel advisor to Chief, National Guard Bureau, and is responsible for providing the policies, resources and training to ensure consistent human resources programs that shape and enhance NGB and Joint Force Headquarters strategic initiatives, personnel readiness, operational capabilities, and the sustainability of the National Guard community.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The legislatively mandated Yellow Ribbon program provides information, services, referrals and proactive outreach programs to Service members of the National Guard and Reserves and their Families through all phases of the deployment cycle.

The intent of the program is to prepare National Guard and Reserve members and their Families for the deployment, sustain their Families during the deployment and reintegrate the Service members with their families, communities and employers upon re-deployment or release from active duty.

Information was obtained from each organizations’ website.

via AAMFT Members Newsletter – 11/12/2010.

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