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Resources for Families

The Transition

DOD Military Family Support
Find the homepage for the DOD's support programs and social media for military families of all branches. Stay connected with other families and learn about new benefits and programs.

Department of Veteran Affairs Family Support
The Department of Veteran Affairs one-stop resource for veteran family support.

VA Coaching into Care
Coaching Into Care works with family members or friends who become aware of their veteran's post-deployment difficulties, and supports their efforts to find help for the veteran.

SAMHSA Military Families Resources
The SAMHSA has gathered together some interesting resources for veteran family members to help in the transition from service to civilian life. The site provides access to podcast and webinars, publications covering transitions assistance, and information on the ongoing programs for veterans and veteran families.

VFW Family Assistance
Through VFW programs like VFW Operation Uplink™, VFW Unmet Needs and VFW's Military Assistance Program, we're doing even more to ensure not a single service member, veteran, or their families fall through the cracks. Whether you or your family needs the opportunity to call home more often, or a deployment has caused financial strain.

National Veteran Foundation
Crisis management services for veterans and their families.

Google for Veterans and Families
This site was made by some veterans, family of veterans and friends who work at Google. They collected some free products, developed by Google, that have made veteran's lives easier. The site is broke down into a section for veterans and a section for families.

Post Deployment Adjustment Information for Veterans and their Families
For veterans, their families and friends, the return home is often just the first step in a longer readjustment process. This site provides resources on a wide range of issues to help veterans following the end of deployment. Topics include transitioning to life at home, uncovering signs of emotional problems and dealing with war trauma.

Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel

This guide for service members and their families contains information to help military family members understand what to expect during the reintegration process following time in a war zone, and to help them transition into home life with their loved one.

Helping a Family Member with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Provides information to help family members understand PTSD, why it happens, how it is treated and what you can do to help.

Resources for the Wounded

Returning Heroes Home
Receive rehabilitation and housing services for severely injured OIF/OEF service members and Veterans.

Wounded Warrior Project
Provides assistance and respite programs for family members, spouses and/or caregivers. The My Care Crew program makes it easier for friends, family and the community to assist wounded warriors and their families as they transition home through an easy-to-use, free private online community powered by Lotsa Helping Hands.

Wounded Warrior Family Support
Provides fully furnished resort condominium units for use by the families of wounded warriors and widows with the greatest financial need.

Housing

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program
Information about loans services and eligibility guidelines for veterans and veteran families.

Department of Veterans Affairs Specially Adapted Housing Program
Veterans or service members who have specific service-connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the purpose of constructing an adapted home or modifying an existing home to meet their adaptive needs. The goal of the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant Program is to provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the veterans or service members a level of independent living he or she may not normally enjoy.

Texas Veteran Land Board
Provides home loans, land loans and home improvement loans for veterans in the state of Texas.

Financial Help

American Legion Family Support Network (FSN)
The FSN provides support to military families through local American Legion post. Families in need of financial support with minor children are encouraged to reach out to the American Legion's Financial Support Network

Armed Forces Foundation
Provides direct financial support to service members and their families for everyday living expenses, home improvements, transition and career counseling, funeral arrangements, travel expenses for military families, family counseling services and other related costs.

Getting in Contact

American Red Cross
When a military family experiences a crisis, the American Red Cross is there to assist by providing emergency communications twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. The Red Cross relays urgent messages containing accurate, factual, complete and verified descriptions of the emergency to service members stationed anywhere in the world, including ships at sea, embassies and remote locations.

Helping Others

Joining Forces
White House program that asks Americans to get involved in supporting our military's needs in employment, education, wellness and public awareness.

This is a sampling of the many resources available to military and veteran families please visit the National Resource Directory
for information on other programs.