The following resources were provided to Discovery through a professional development series from Star Behavioral Health Providers and are posted here by the Discovery Counseling office. Collaborators on these resources include Purdue University, the Military Family Research Institute, the Uniformed Services University, and the United States National Guard.
Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
- Department of Defense-funded program that provides confidential, short-term, non-medical counseling services for up to 12 sessions per person, per issue.
- Aimed at preventing the development or exacerbation of mental health conditions that may detract from military and family readiness.
- MFLCs confidential, non-medical counseling services face-to-face, and on and off military installations worldwide.
- Active-duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members and their immediate family members are eligible for services.
- Veterans and their immediate families are eligible up to 180 days post-separation from the military.
- Surviving non-remarried spouses and their children are eligible for services as well.
- Contact your local military installation
- For more information please call 800-342-9647 or 703-253-7599
Returning Veterans Project
- Provides free, confidential mental and physical health services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members, and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
- For more information please call 503-954-2259
National Military Family Association (NMFA)
- The voice of military families
- A source for government officers, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing military families.
- Offer support and programs to help military families
- For more information please call 703-931-6632
National Guard Family Assistance Center
- Individualized by State
- Referrals and Resources for:
- Community information
- ID cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
- Crisis intervention
- Contact the National Guard Station in your state.
Air Force Aid Society
- Serves as an Emergency Assistance Resource
- Education Assistance Support
- Community Programs
- To find the closest AFAS in your area please visit: https://afas.org/locate/
- For more information please contact AFAS at 703-972-2650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
- Provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need.
- For more information please call 800-654-8364
Dogs on Deployment
- Provides a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments.
- Connects with community organizations to ensure Dogs on Deployment resources are available to military families
- Aids pets of all types that belong to active duty, reservists, guard, honorably discharged veterans and their families.
- For more information please call 619-800-3631
Military One Source
- Department of Defense-funded program that’s both a call center and a website
- Provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life for free to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members (regardless of activation status), their families and survivors.
- Information includes, deployment, reunion and reintegration, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting, childcare
- Common topics addressed during non-medical face-to-face counseling: Parenting, Marital issues, stress management, Deployment and adjustment concerns, and coping with grief or loss.
- Service Members and their family can request a non- medical face-to-face counseling session by calling a consultant at Military OneSource at 800-342-9647
Give an Hour
- Developed national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society.
- Provides non-traditional and alternative care to services members.
- Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.
- Homes on the Homefront awards mortgage-free homes, impacting veteran families for generations to come. Support for caregivers for wounded warriors.