Other Resources:

Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors – TAPS provides a variety of programs nation and worldwide to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces. Programs include: Support seminars; “Good Grief Camp” for children and families; Activity retreats with varying adventure levels; “TAPS Inner Warrior” health and wellness Program; Empowerment workshops; Peer Mentor programs; “Teams4taps” events with professional sports teams and athletes; and online and local survivor care groups.  https://www.taps.org/

Got Your Back Network http://gotyourbacknetwork.org/about/ - provides the children of our country’s fallen soldiers the opportunity to intimately interact with our country’s most talented leaders through diverse coordinated events along and one on one interactions with corporate executives, politicians, professional athletes, and entertainers. Programs include grief counseling, job training, financial literacy, mentoring, education scholarship and children camps.

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)the official Army program to provide long term support to surviving family members of fallen soldiers. SOS coordinators provide direct services as well as information, referrals and recommendations of support groups, spiritual resources and bereavement and financial counselors.  https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/personal-assistance/survivor-outreach

Snowball Express – A program under the Gary Sinese Foundation that hosts an annual trip each December for 1,750+ children and surviving parent/guardian of a fallen service member. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/snowball-express/

Camp Hometown Heroes – A free national summer camp for children who have lost a parent, sibling or other loved one who served in the U.S. military. https://hometownheroes.org/

A Soldier’s Child Foundation – Serves the children of military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty through birthday celebrations, mentorship programs and college scholarships. https://asoldierschild.org/

Believe With Me – Serves all manner of military death— Killed In Action, Killed In Training, PTSD Suicide, and cancer related deaths to exposures during military service – by providing Christmas gifts to the children of those who have died. https://believewithme.com/

Military Families United – a coalition of Blue Star, Gold Star, Next of Kin, Veterans, and Patriotic Americans to “Honor the Fallen, Support Those Who Fight, and Serve Their Families” through unique services, events and advocacy programs. http://www.militaryfamiliesunited.org/military-families-united/

Wounded Warriors Family Support - serves the families of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations by providing family retreats. https://www.wwfs.org/

Camp 300 - Hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service, pairing each child with a father-aged, male mentor who spends the weekend doing things with the children they might have done with their dad. http://www.operation300.com/

 

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