• Military Child Care, National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
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    Provides Communication Services to keep military personnel in touch with their families
    following the death of or serious illness of a family member, or other important events,
    such as the birth of a child. The Red Cross sends messages quickly anywhere in the world,
    including ships at sea, embassies and to isolated military units.
  • Military Child Care, National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
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    The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral agency has partnerships with
    several branches of the military including the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine services.
    They provided access to child care resources as well as many financial assistance
    programs for those in the military. They have information for both parents and
    families in the military as well as information for child care providers.
  • Emergency Assistance for Military Families, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)
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    Provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families (E-1 to E-6), or recently
    honorably discharged veterans within the last 18 months (E1 to E6) for critical living
    expenses, and help those families toward financial self-sufficiency.
  • Heroes to Hometowns, American Legion San Diego
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    Transition assistance program that provides welcome-home celebrations, temporary
    financial assistance, financial planning, housing assistance, home and vehicle
    adaptation, government claims assistance, entertainment options, and family support
    to severely injured service members returning home from OEF/OIF or any daughter or
    son of a Veteran.
Do you have any questions or needs before or after transitioning from the military?

Each military branch has installations throughout the world that handle inquiries from military personnel, retirees, reservists and their family members. 

The resources featured above may provide relocation assistance, transition assistance, family life programs (e.g., parenting, stress management), individual and family counseling, employment assistance, and financial management services as well as emergency assistance for active duty military and their families. For related military family support services, please click on the links below.

Related Resources

Armed Forces Emergency Services - Programs operated by organizations such as the American Red Cross that help military personnel stay in touch with their families following the birth of a child, the death or serious illness of a family member or other family emergency.

Military Child Care - Programs located on military bases and supported by the Department of Defense (DoD) that provide substitute parental care for children of military personnel.

Military Family Services/Support Center - Programs located at military installations throughout the world that handle inquiries from military personnel, retirees, reservists and their family members, do an assessment of their needs and refer them to sources of help available at the installation or in the local community. The centers may provide relocation assistance, transition assistance, family life programs (e.g., parenting, stress management), individual and family counseling, employment assistance, and financial management services as well as emergency assistance.

Military Transition Assistance Programs - Programs that provide guidance and information regarding benefits, services and outplacement assistance for active duty separtees and retirees and their family members returning to civilian life with the objective of making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. Services may include benefits counseling, employment search and placement assistance, relocation services, financial planning assistance, eligibility information regarding medical and dental insurance coverage and other forms of assistance to facilitate adjustment to civilian life.
See Also: Veteran Reintegration Counseling

Moving Assistance - Programs that provide assistance for people who are moving from one residence to another or who are moving their homes from one location to another.

Relocation Assistance - Programs that provide assistance for people who have been displaced from their current homes or rental housing by urban renewal, redevelopment, conversion or demolition of condemned housing. Also included are programs that provide relocation assistance for people whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by a fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other disaster.

Social Services for Military Personnel  - Public or private organizations like the USO that provide adjunctive supportive services for military personnel throughout the world which may include information, opportunities for recreation and socialization, entertainment, emergency leave assistance, lost baggage assistance, travel information, visa and passport assistance and rest facilities for individuals in transit.