Friday, December 17, 2010

Help for the military

The National Resouce Directory connects the many, many wounded warriors, service members, and veterans and their families to the agencies that are able to provide much needed support.

Here is a list of survivor organizations that assist survivors of service members and veterans:
National Association of American Veterans - Services
Serves Veterans and their dependents, severely wounded warriors and single parent Service Members and Veterans by providing services including emergency financial assistance, counseling, scholarships, housing assistance and medical transportation.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Financial Assistance This is a government resource
Provides members of the Navy and Marine Corps and eligible family members and survivors with interest-free loans or grants to help with emergency needs such as emergency transportation, vehicle repairs, funeral expenses, medical bills, food, rent, utilities, child care expenses and more.
USA Cares
Offers financial assistance for wounded warriors and families, prevention of foreclosure or eviction and help with basic needs.
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services This is a government resource
Contact a free mental health counseling service that can help with problems relating to alcohol and drug addiction, depression, bereavement and other counseling and treatment needs.
Wounded Heroes Foundation
Assists severely injured Service Members with physical, emotional and financial support, such as paying a missing mortgage payment, purchasing an accessible van, building or remodeling homes, securing a new mortgage at a lower interest rate and more.
Our Fallen Hero
Provides financial support to families who have lost relatives in service to their country, grief camps for children and spouses and support for Fisher House and other rehabilitation programs.
Operation Family Fund
Provides financial grants for those injured and families of those who have been injured or killed as a part of the Global War on Terrorism, whether domestic or abroad, military or civilian. Assistance is available for food, mortgage or rent payments, utilities, emergency transportation, vehicle repair, funeral expenses, legal expenses, medical/dental expenses and more.
Rebuild Hope
Offers an online financial support network that brings donors and recipients together. Beneficiaries display personal profiles and specific requests for assistance, and donors either advise Rebuild Hope as to how they would like their donations to be distributed, or ask Rebuild Hope to make this decision in their behalf.
Wounded Warrior Project
Offers programs and services including benefits counseling, employment assistance, family support, recreational activities and more, to assist severely injured Veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and other recent conflicts transition back to civilian life.
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
Provides support to surviving mothers and their families and works with Veterans and other Veteran organizations.
United Warrior Survivors Foundation
Offers peer-to-peer support, survivor transition assistance, emergency aid and financial planning and bereavement counseling for surviving spouses of Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.
For the Fallen
Provides financial assistance to military members and their families in times of need and distributes donations to families of soldiers that have been killed or severely wounded since September 11, 2001.
Armed Forces Foundation
Provides injured support services, housing assistance, family bereavement assistance, direct financial help, career counseling and recreation opportunities. Download the family assistanceapplication form.
American Widow Project
Provides peer support to widows of Service Members through sharing stories, tears and laughter on an interactive Web site.
Fallen Patriot Fund
Helps families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation
Provides financial services for wounded warriors including funds for day care expenses at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, hospice suite for Walter Reed patients with terminal cancer, payments for emergency financial needs and laptop computers for wounded warriors at the Fisher Houses at major military medical centers.
Air Force Crossroads - Casualty & Loss
Contains information on handling the loss or casualty of a loved one, including dealing with grief, benefits, necessary papers, funeral arrangements and memorial services and more.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Supports and assists surviving families of those who have died in service to America through a wide variety of programs including those for grieving children and peer support programs.
Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
Offers college grants and other financial assistance with housing, repairs, utilities, medical expenses, groceries and more for children and spouses of Service Members with disabilities and those who lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Widowed Information & Consultation Services (WICS)
Provides a supportive environment and services to widowed men and women in Washington State through their grieving process, and into their lives as a single person.
Marine Corps Gold Star Family Support
Provides resources to connect with grieving spouses and family members of deceased Marines. Part of, users can access message boards and chat rooms, and learn about family gatherings for Marine Corps family survivors.
Society of Military Widows
Provides services and support to widows of members of all branches of the uniformed services of the United States.
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Learn about a support group for parents who have had a child die, at any age from any cause. Find chapter locations.
Compassionate Friends
Offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
United States Army Survivor Outreach Services This is a government resource
Provides information and access to services where and when the surviving family members desire. Go to this link to find all the benefits available through the Army for survivors.
Fort Stewart Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) This is a government resource
Connects survivors with local support services that include but are not limited to grief counseling, financial counseling, benefits coordination, support groups and Garrison and surrounding area events.
Gold Star Wives of America
Provides support and resources for surviving spouses and information about benefits and legislation concerning survivors.
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