New Jersey Department or Military and Affairs Resources
To view New Jersey Department of Military & Affairs Resource Offices, go here.
Do you know someone coming home and not sure how you can help? Here is a site that can help - www.supportyourvet.org
Family Assistance Center (FAC)
The National Guard Family Programs Office has established regional Family Assistance Centers (FACs) to support all military families specifically during times of deployment and separation. The centers are available to support deployed and military component family members. Family Assistance Centers serve as the point of contact for help with any type of problem you or your family may have. Trained family program staff is available to assist you in solving your problems or direct you to the appropriate program or agency. Learn more, here.
U.S. Department of Veteran & Military
The goal of US Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. The department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Learn more, here.
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
Funded by the DoD, MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Army General Library Program, and Navy General Library Program.
Get homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Learn more here.
Veterans Service Organizations
The goals of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. They have reformed the department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. For a comprehensive directory of veterans services go here.
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
A resource of federal benefits for veterans and their dependents, 2008 Edition.
To download as a Portable Document File, click here.
National Veterans Foundation
A national toll-free helpline staffed by fellow veterans, trained to listen, counsel and guide those in need to whatever services they require, no matter where or when they are needed. You've Been There, We've Been There. Don't Wait. Call us 888-777-4443. Visit NVF.org.
VFW National Home for Children
The National Home's Military Family Program assists the children, or spouses with children of active-duty military, National Guard and Reserves during a period of deployment. If the "family plan" falls through, the National Home for Children can provide a temporary safe, secure and loving home for children or spouses with children on its village-like campus of homes during the deployment.
To learn more about the Military Family program or any of the other programs, please visit http://www.vfwnationalhome.org/programs_and_services/. For help, please call the National Home Helpline at (800) 312-4200.
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Members Resource Guide
A new children's resource is available for parents, other family members and health care providers. Developed by DCoE, the guide is a quick reference tool that addresses the mental and emotional well-being of military children. Age-appropriate resources listed in the guide include books, films, websites, and social media support groups on topics such as: deployment; homecoming; grief; mental and emotional health; and moving. Access guide, here.
Blue Star Family Support Program
A Blue Star Service Banner displayed in the window of a home is an American tradition. The banner lets others know that someone in the home is proudly serving the U.S. Armed Forces. As Americans do their best to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and the ongoing war on terror, the Blue Star Service Banner tradition reminds us all that war touches every neighborhood in our land.
To learn more about the Blue Star Family Support Program, go here.
The Coming Home Project
The Coming Home Project offers FREE confidential programs for Iraq and Afghanistan service members, veterans and their families: residential retreats; psychological counseling; education; training; consultation and retreats for service providers. Learn more, here.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
The death of a military loved one often means the loss of the military identity and the familiar military community.
T.A.P.S. helps provide a new support system - one that understands the military culture. For more information, visit www.TAPS.org.
Soldier's Heart is a veterans' return and healing project addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of veterans, their families and communities. Soldier's Heart promotes and guides community-based efforts to heal the effects of war based on strategies presented in "War and the Soul" by Dr. Edward Tick.
Soldier's Heart, a project of International Humanities Center, is dedicated to our veterans' successful return. Learn more, here.
Transitioning Veteran is dedicated to helping veterans who have or are in the process of separating from the military and who are looking for information on veteran benefits. Transitioning Veteran is a website that helps guide veterans directly to useful links, when searching for information on education, work and medical benefits. Learn more, here.
The New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse has published a Resource Guide for Military, Veterans and Families. The resource guide is a comprehensive statewide guide addressing issues such as: health care, education, employment and training services, legal assistance, domestic violence, women's assistance programs, housing, medical assistance and substance abuse assistance.
View resource guide here.
New Army Transition Access Available:
ACAP Express is your new fast access to the Army's transition program (ACAP). You can use ACAP Express to register for pre-separation counseling, schedule a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) employment workshop, schedule Veterans Administration (VA) briefings, learn how to find a job, or connect with ACAP employment professionals for advice and support.
Anywhere you have Internet Access, you can use ACAP Express. For more information, visit the ACAP Express Website.