Child Care Programs for Military Families
There are a number of child care programs for military families, some specific to a branch of service, others for all branches of services. These programs include: Military Child Care In Your Neighborhood; Operation Child Care; Operation Military Child Care; and Quality Family Child Care. For more information contact the Child Care Aware hotline at (800) 424-2246 or go online for help with applying for the subsidy and location help. http://www.childcareaware.org
www.militaryonesource.com Military OneSource is a 24/7 (365 days) online service for Military Members, including National Guard, and their families. 1.800.342.9647 is the telephone number for the U.S., but the site has telephone numbers for most countries. This site supplements existing installation services, provides free help and information by phone with professionally trained consultants on a wide range of issues that affect you and your family, from budgeting and investing to relationships and deployments.
This is the Minnesota National Guard website. The Minnesota National Guard has pioneered a program in hopes of changing how Soldiers and Airmen are reintegrated back to their communities. Called Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, the program is named as a reminder that the support of Soldiers cannot end when they return from deployment and the yellow ribbons are untied.
www.nmfa.orgOperation Purple Camp (ages 7-17) National Military Family Association. NMFA is an organization dedicated to serving military families. They recognized the need for more resources to support military children. The Operation Purple Program was created as a way to help military children struggling with the stresses of war. These free, week-long, overnight camps are open to all military children ages 7-17 and aims to help military kids experience carefree fun while also learning coping skills to deal with deployment-related stress and fostering relationships with other children who know what they are going through.