I was in contact recently with some people who have given me advise for support for my family and myself. This is a list of places we can visit to help sort out our feelings and talk to those who understand what the familys of our servicemen and women are going thru.
My search took me to this one first on recomendation from the White House.....yes I called them today and asked for help.....( and they didnt FIRE me)
I hope this information helps anyone....if it helps ONE PERSON here, then my day is made.
and here is the list of sites they provided me with today.
Web sites on Support for Families of Deployed Service Members:
http://mff.meetup.com/ - This Web site allows family members and friends of military personnel to organize support groups or create new support groups.
http://www.defenselink.mil/ra/family/toolkit/pdf/helpguide.pdf - Family Readiness Tool Kit is a booklet designed to educate families on benefits and entitlements, available resources, and agencies that can render assistance in times of need.
http://www.lovingyou.com/content/groups/military/ - This is an inspirational site created for spouses of military members. There are discussion forums, tips, romantic ideas and online support groups concerning everyday issues of military families.
http://www.nmfa.org/ - The National Military Family Association is a national organization that offers comprehensive information and support resources to members of all branches of the military and their families.
http://www.militarywives.com/ - Military Wives offers support services to spouses of members of all branch of the military. They have recently suffered a server failure, however the Web sites are being rebuilt, and online message boards are available for people to communicate with others affected by the deployment of a spouse.
http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/deploy/guard_reserves/rng_fsp.shtml - DeploymentLink offers a list of National Guard and Reserves family support programs, services and organizations available to help families cope with the strains associated with deployments.
http://www.sgtmoms.com/ - SGT Mom’s offers information and support to members of military families. Online discussion forums are available to talk with others in similar circumstances.
http://www.silentwarriors.net/ - Silent Warriors is a Web site for military families from all branches of service, active duty to retirees. They offer information on aspects of being a military family as well as online message boards to communicate with people around the world.
http://www.marinemoms.us/ - Marine Moms is a Web site that offers information and support to the parents of Marines to assist them in learning about what their son or daughter does, and to understand more about the role of the United States Marine Corps. Referrals to local support groups, and to online groups and chats, are available via their “Support and Help” section.
http://www.reservewives.com/ Reserve Wives is a sister site of Military Wives, this site offers support services to spouses of Reservists of any branch of service. This site includes online discussion forums, photo album, and an online store offering military gifts.
http://www4.army.mil/USAR/families/index.php - Army Reserve Family Support is a website developed to keep reserve families informed and supported during times of deployment. This site has family resources, education, links and updates concerning Army reservists.
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