Resources

All links provided below will take you away from our website. We hope you find these links very helpful. The list of links changes often as updates and improvements are made. If you find a link that is no longer active or needs updating, please let us know by using the “Contact Us” form below.

Blue Star Families:

The two links below were provided by Blue Star Families and include comprehensive lists of selected resources. These resources may prove invaluable to service members and their families as they navigate the military lifestyle, experience deployment and reintegration.  We at the Military Family Support Group highly recommend beginning your exploration of available national resources here:

http://bluestarfam.org/

http://bluestarfam.org/everyone-serves

California Active Duty Resources:

Military One Source: A free service provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) that supports military members and their families with a broad range of services. Eligibility Timeframe: Military retirees and those service members discharged under honorable or general under honorable conditions are eligible for services provided by Military OneSource for up to 180 days after their retirement date, End of Tour date, or discharge date. http://www.militaryonesource.mil

The USO: makes sure your help goes to those who need it the most: troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen. http://www.uso.org

The Soldier’s Project:  A group of licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and Veterans) and their loved ones who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.  http://www.thesoldiersproject.org/

California Military Family Resources:

CA Department of Education:  Information for parents, counselors, educators & administrators about military children in our classrooms.  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/pf/mc/

CA National Guard Family Assistance program:  A resource to Guard and other Military families – especially those involved in current deployments.  http://www.calguard.ca.gov/readyfamilies

California Veteran Resources:

CA Veteran Affairs:  Includes information about the Cal-Vet Loan program, the Veterans Homes, the Veterans Memorial, and other benefits and support for the state’s veteranswww.­calvet.­ca.­gov

CA VA Hospitals:  http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=CA%20

Coming Home™ Project:  A non-profit organization devoted to providing expert, compassionate care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers.  http://www.cominghomeproject.net/

El Dorado County Veteran Affairs Office:  established by the Board of Supervisors of El Dorado County to assist veterans, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining entitlements from federal, state, and local agencies administering veterans programs. It is not affiliated with the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).  https://www.edcgov.us/Veterans/

Military.com:  The state of California provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the benefits.  http://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/california-state-veterans-benefits.html

National Veteran Resources:

American Veterans: http://www.amvets.org/

Blue Star Families’ Comprehensive List:  http://www.bluestarfam.org/Policy/State_Resources/Veterans

Disabled American Veterans: http://www.dav.org/

Marine Corp League:  http://www.mcleague.com

Paralyzed Veterans of America: http://www.pva.org/

The American Legion:  http://www.legion.org/

The Fleet Reserve Association:  http://www.fra.org/

Veterans of Foreign Wars:  http://www.vfw.org/

National Council for Aging Care: http://www.aging.com/complete-guide-for-veteran-seniors/

PTSD Resource: 

Love our Vets PTSD Family Support Group LLC     http://www.loveourvets.org/ 

Service Specific Family Support Groups:

Air Force Airman and Family Support:  http://www.afcrossroads.com/

Army Community Services:  http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx

Coast Guard Family Readiness Programs:  http://www.uscg.mil/worklife/ready.asp

Marine Corps Community Services:  http://www.usmc-mccs.org/

Navy Fleet and Family Support Center:  http://www.cnic.navy.mil/