Help for Military Families
A Helping Hand
Every member of a military family deserves our support. We start by recognizing the need, then we find ways we can help and resources we can provide.
Facts About Military Families
- Military families relocate 10 times more often than civilian families — on average, every 2 or 3 years.
- Service members are more likely to be married at a younger age and have young children at home compared to their civilian counterparts.
- Since 2001, more than 2 million American children have had a parent deployed at least once.
- More than 900,000 children have experienced the deployment of one or both parents multiple times.
- Children in military families experience high rates of mental health, trauma, and related problems. About 30% reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 weeks during the past 12 months. Nearly 1 in 4 reported having considered suicide.
- 37% of children with a deployed parent reported that they seriously worry about what could happen to their deployed caretaker.
- Multiple and prolonged deployment also has an effect on spouses, with 36.6% of women having at least one mental health diagnosis compared to 30% of women whose husbands were not deployed.
- Bereavement experts report that for each active duty military loss, an average of 10 people are significantly impacted. In the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, an estimated 68,360 family members have been significantly impacted.
The first step can be daunting...
The transition from military service to the first civilian job is difficult. Structure, expectations and operations feel foreign. We can help with mentorship, guidance and employment.
The whole family serves...
Family members that are left behind when a parent or spouse is deployed need support. Services that are helpful include:
- Childcare resources
- Social activities
- Opportunities to get out
- Community connections
Coming home has its challenges...
Many veterans need medical care, financial assistance, counseling and help finding employment. We can help.