How to help ... or get help

The following resources compiled by Operation Homefront can be good starting points for those looking to help military families as well as for military families in need.

 

Military and Government Support

U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Community Relations fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions, personnel, programs, and requirements.

Military One Source

Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families.

National Resource Directory

The NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families with those who support them.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This federal agency exists to provide and connect veterans to the benefits and services they’ve earned by serving their country.

National Guard Bureau – Joint Services Support

In addition to ensuring the sustainability of the National Guard community, the JSS network leads seven programs designed to enrich the lives of service men and women and reward their service.

 

Citizen Support

U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations – Military Families

A list of organizations focused supporting military families.

U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations – Military Spouses

A list of organizations dedicated to supporting military spouses.

U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations – Helping Troops Help Others

A list of links to nonprofit organizations that engage veterans in service to other veterans and military families.

 

Military Family and Veterans Non-Profits

Operation Homefront  - provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

Operation We are Here - this one-stop hub for the military community includes deployment support for families and a wealth of resources related to issues such as reintegration, post-traumatic stress, female veterans, wounded warriors and much more.

Blue Star Families - works hand in hand to share the pride of service, promote healthier families, aid in our military readiness, and contribute to our country's strength.

The Mission Continues - is dedicated to building an America where every returning veterans can serve as a citizen leader and where together the fallen are honored by living their values through service.

The American Legion - is committed to local programming that strengthens its commitment and ties to local communities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars - aims to serve our veterans by fostering camaraderie among U.S. veterans of overseas conflicts and advocating on their behalf.

National Military Families Association - is dedicated to supporting this important yet often silent community. Through grassroots efforts, the NMFA empowers families to understand and access their benefits and provides innovative programming and recommendations.

USO - USO has provided Americans a way to express their gratitude to active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, and the military community.