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Military Family Resource Links

***2/10/2019 Please note: I am no longer updating the blog posts for Citadel parents. See the official school website for the most up to date information***

Georgia Nonprofit Organizations to aid Military Members, Veterans and family members:

Atlanta VA Medical Center, Volunteer and Donation information.

Blue Star Mothers of Georgia:  “Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian veterans service organization, committed to the support of our troops, our veterans, and the families of our fallen heroes.”

Bridging The Gap Of Georgia: “Our mission is to help veterans and individuals that are facing great obstacles when trying to return to work and find a place to live in order to restart their lives.”

Care For The Troops: “Dedicated to the mental health care of our returning troops and their families, we provide information and training to families, clinicians, congregation and community leaders, so that they become more aware of the culture, unique symptoms and issues faced by military families.”

Joining Forces – Volunteer opportunities in the Roswell/Atlanta, GA area

Veterans Heart of Georgia: “We honor and support our veterans and their families by addressing the effects of war through a community-based network of services, resources and education.”

National Support Organizations for Military Members, Veterans and their families:

Blue Star Families: “Our goal is to support, connect and empower military families.”

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Boots on the Ground  Tips on support for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Camaraderie Foundation, Inc. “The mission of the Camaraderie Foundation, Inc. is to provide supplemental counseling, emotional and spiritual support for re-deployed or deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Reservists and Guardsmen, as well as their families.”

Gift From Within: “An International Nonprofit Organization for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization.” See their Military Family Resources page.

Give an Hour: “We are a nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Go Army Parents: “This site started as a personal blog about a mother’s journey through her Soldiers service, and over time evolved into a site truly for Military parents, family, and friends.”

Marine Parents: “A place to connect and share.”

Military Families Ministry MFM mission: “to love, encourage, support, and pray for service members and their families.”

National Center for PTSD: “Information on Trauma and PTSD: Veterans, General Public & Family.” See the Family and Friends section for more helpful resources.

Operation Hug a Hero “to help comfort the children of our American Heroes working valiantly in support of our nation’s homeland security by providing them with a free Hug-A-Hero® doll.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors: “Caring for the Families of Our Fallen Heroes.”

USO: “The USO provides a tangible way for all of us to say thank you, as it has for 70 years.”

Veterans for Common Sense: Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) provides grass-roots public policy advocacy, public relations, public education and government relations.”

Wire a Cake Send a cake to a soldier overseas or at their base.

Blog posts on social media, and other internet tips:

Army Mom Uses Websites, YouTube, Facebook to Learn

Social Media for Military Families

Facebook Groups: (see Social Media for Military Families for links to official Facebook groups for all branches of the U.S. Military)

Army Moms: “The greatest Army Mom Support group”

Blue Star Families: “Support, connect and empower military families.”

Hiring Our Heroes: “The U.S. Chamber of COmmerce Veterans Employment Initiative.”

Military.com:“Military.com is proud to serve those who serve our country. Our website enables the millions of Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life.”


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