Southeastern Council on Military Education


Family Support

We understand that family members go through much stress when dealing with the everyday struggles of military life-- whether you are active duty or a veteran, each stage brings new uncertainties  for you and your family members. Resources include anything from caregiver support to family retreats!

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Promotes understanding and suicide prevention through research, education, reaches out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.


 Contact Information


ABCT Find a Therapist
Searches local cognitive behavior therapists; provides resources to help understand psychological treatment options and make informed decisions.
AASA—The School


Advocates and champions children’s causes in their districts and nationwide.
Offers wellness resources for the military community.
Agape Foundations Inc.
Offers lifestyle coaching, consumer credit counseling, housing assistance, support groups, job assistance, and much more.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Promotes understanding and suicide prevention through research, education, reaches out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.
American Red Cross


Provides immediate assistance for emergency communications services and financial assistance, information and referral, and deployment services; Helps with food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources.
American Red

Cross Family

Caregiver Courses

and Certifications
Teaches practical skills and coping strategies; classroom and self-study options available at the local chapter.
Armed Forces Crossroads Leisure & Recreation Activities
Provides listings by state of family camps and military recreation centers, including various campgrounds throughout the United States and overseas.
Armed Forces Foundation
Offers childcare during illness, surgery, and recovery; offers career counseling.
Armed Forces YMCA
Implements local programs and services (family life, medical, recreation and fitness, education, CPR and first aid training).
Assistance Dogs International
Helps find assistance dog programs in your area; a coalition of these programs and does not train assistance dogs.
Provides live-in child care at affordable prices.
Brave Heart Veterans
Provides veterans and families in the Southeastern U.S. with web-based coping resources, such as anonymous online self-screening tools and a local resource finder.
Provides programs, resources, and supportive communities for caregivers and families of military personnel and veterans who have sustained a TBI or PTSD.
Building Better Caregivers Workshops
Offers a six-week, highly interactive online small group workshop; total of two hours per week for six weeks.
Camp C.O.P.E.
Provides recreational activities for children of injured or deployed service members or veterans, and provides interactive small group counseling for children.
Care for the Family Caregiver—A Place to Start
Provides a helpful and informative booklet for family caregivers.
Caregiver Action Network
Provides forums, peer networks, story project, tool box, tips, resources, and advocacy.
Caregiver Stress
Provides caregiver stress fact sheets; sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Caregiver Support Line


Connects caregivers with someone who offers answers, instead of endless menu options.
Caregiver’s Journey
Distributes “Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans.”
Caregivers’ Resources (
Helps find nursing homes, assisted living, or hospice; checks eligibility for benefits; sponsored by General Services Administration.
Organizes programs that provide recreation and resiliency, such as massage and spa programs.
Centre for Neuro Skills
Provides resources and help for families related to traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Shares research and Courage to Care fact sheets.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Offers financial planning resources for service members and their families; search for CFP professionals who specialize in financial planning.
Childcare Aware
Allows users to search for childcare by zip code; includes general advice and resources.
Child and Family Program of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Provides resources for family and friends to communicate more effectively about war injuries.
Children and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors
Offers information on Military and Family Life Counselors and how to seek their services.
Children of Military Service Members Resource Guide
Provides a quick-reference tool for parents, other family members, and health care providers who work with the children of military service members; resources are organized by topic and cognitive age level.
Coaching into Care
Offers a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to talk with their veteran about their concerns and treatment options.
Code of Support
Serves as an active case coordinator with a single point of contact to navigate through the multitude of support programs and services available; Intended for non-life threatening situations only.
Dstress Line
Provides professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families.
Easter Seals Caregiver Training Program
Provides training to eligible caregivers on self-care, home safety, caregiver skills, veteran personal care, managing difficult behaviors, and support resources.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F)
Integrates training in small business management with caregiver and family issues, at no cost.
Everyone Serves Book
Offers a handbook created for family and friends of service members; information and resources for pre-deployment, deployment, and reintegration; special section on military caregiving, including videos.
Exceptional Family Member Program
Supports service members who have dependents with chronic medical, dental, mental health, developmental, or educational conditions and require special care and services.
Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving
Provides fact sheets, discussion groups, telephone conferences, and other educational resources, including state-by-state resources.
Family Caregivers Briefcase (American Psychological Association)
Includes 160 pages of information and resources for and about caregivers.
Family of a Vet
Offers parent/teacher packet about PTSD; Provides free download of "Taking Care of Me" packet and much more information.
FOCUS Program
Offers resilience training for children and teens.
Handbook of Injured Service Members and Their Families
Offers concise information on various benefits available online at no cost.
Hearts of Valor
Provides female caregivers opportunities to build relationships, access resources, and enjoy brief moments of rest and respite.
Joint Family Support Assistance Program
Provides support for families who are far from a military installation; services are delivered through collaborative partnership with federal, state, and local resources.
Little Patriots Embraced
Helps reduce the emotional stress that military family members have due to separation, relocation, or death of a loved one.
Little Warrior Respite Program (Easter Seals)
Provides educational services, respite events, and relaxation days for wounded warrior families and their children ages birth to 13 years old (serving DC, MD, VA).
Luke's Wings
Offers free transportation assistance for caregivers, service members, and others.
Military and Family Life Consultant Program Personal Financial Counselors
Offers personal financial readiness, money management, savings and budget strategies; free, anonymous, and confidential; referrals to military and community resources; counselors through Family Readiness Centers.
Military and Family Life Counselor Program
Provides support for relationships, stress management, grief, and other challenges; no cost to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and family members.
Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood
Provides fee assistance for active duty and civilian technicians who are unable to access on-post child care.
Mesothelioma Guide 
  Provides a gree guide that describes the diagnosis, improves prognosis and supports caregivers.
Military Child Education Coalition
Advocates for military children’s educational needs.
Military Crisis Line
Helps service members and families who might be in danger, or be a danger to others.
Military Families Knowledge Bank
Includes useful resources available to assist traumatized children and their families.
Military Family

Caregiving Online

Provides an interactive learning environment with caregiving skills training, tips, and resources; offered by the Military Family Extension—University of District of Columbia.
Military Family Caregiving Videos
Shares a series of topical videos designed to alleviate caregiver burden and provide a basic understanding of injuries sustained in military combat.
Military Kids Connect
Connects online community of military children (ages 6-17) to informative activities, fun games, and helpful videos
Military OneSource
Provides assistance with any child care related services and counseling; Provides in-person and telephonic counseling; special category on “Caring for Injured Service member.”
Military OneSource

Spouse Career

Provides high quality education and career services, resources, guidance, and consultations.
Military Spouse Employment Partnerships
Creates employment connections that provide companies with direct access to military spouses seeking career opportunities and spouses with direct access to employers who are actively recruiting.
Military and Veteran

Caregiver Network

Helps caregivers of all ages at all stages of their caring through access to online peer support communities, community-based peer support groups, and peer mentor support.
MilKidz Club
Offers free tickets and other events for military children.
MilSpouse eMentoring Program
Offers personalized career guidance and support from more experienced spouses, career mentors, and veteran friendly employers.
Mission Sleep
Provides free, overnight newborn care when parent’s partner is deployed or wounded.
Moving Forward—

Overcoming Life’s

Offers free online life coaching program to service members, veterans, and their families.
My HealtheVet Caregiver Assistance Center
Helps caregivers take better care of themselves; offers information on VA benefits and services and community resources.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Provides free brochures on caregiving.
National Domestic Violence Hotline


Provides anonymous crisis intervention.
National Intrepid Centers of Excellence Family Program
Provides short-term, solution-focused therapies done in individual, marital, group, and family sessions.
National Military Family Association
Provides caregivers assistance with navigating DOD and VA support programs and health care; lists caregiver benefits.
Network of Care
Offers community-based resources and tools for caregivers
New Parent Support Program
Helps parents and expectant parents develop skills needed to provide a nurturing environment; free service on most installations.
Next Step in Care (Family Caregivers and Medical Professionals Working Together)
Offers nine practical first steps new caregivers should take and advice for pacing oneself for the long term; intended for both new and experienced caregivers.
No Greater Sacrifice
Provides scholarships and other educational resources for children of America’s heroes.
OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program
Helps service members and caregivers navigate local VA programs during their transition.
Operation Engage America
Provides support, education and resources for Veterans, their family members, and community residents living with PTSD and TBI.
Operation Family Caregiver
Helps families of returning OEF/OIF/OND service members with health issues.
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.
Operation Homefront
Offers assistance with baby food, diapers, formula, etc.
Operation: Love Reunited
Provides free professional photography sessions and photo gifts to military families pre- and post-deployment.
Operation Military Child Care
Supports Reserve component and geographically dispersed military families; provides assistance while looking for employment.
Operation Military Kids
Supports military kids impacted by deployment and those geographically dispersed.
Operation One Voice
Helps the financial needs of children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operation Forces.
Operation Purple Programs
Designs several programs for military children, such as summer camps, family retreats, and Operation Purple Healing Adventures.
Operation Reach Out
Aims to prevent suicide among military personnel and veterans.
Operation Second Chance
Provides child care during illness or surgery; assists with travel to include special circumstances, one-way flights, and urgent or short notice flights.
Operation Shower
Prepares a Shower in a Box for each mom-to-be who has a spouse or partner who was injured during deployment.
Operation: Showers of Appreciation
Hosts baby showers for families of active duty military, veterans, Reservists, and wounded warriors.
Our Military Kids
Pays for children’s participation nationwide in extra-curricular activities, such as sports, fine arts, and tutoring.
Parenting for Service Members and Veterans
Provides information, strategies, and reconnection tips for after deployment, and helpful exercises via free online course.