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The following organizations offer support and resources for veterans and their families.
Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We’re committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we’re all stronger when we take care of one another.
Our groundbreaking research is raising the nation’s awareness of the unique challenges of military family life. With the help of neighbors across the country, Blue Star Families is overcoming the isolation and alienation of frequent moves, deployments, and reduced support from the government. Our innovative programs are solving specific challenges for military families, including fighting economic insecurity with resources that foster spouse career development, creating family strength with rich family programming, and providing critical peer support for caregivers, whose numbers are only increasing.
Download the most recent survey results here and find out more: https://bluestarfam.org/survey/
The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Taya Kyle to honor the life and legacy of her husband, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle.
The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s (CKFF) unique and innovative programs have proven effective in keeping service marriages together, strengthening the family, as well as having a ripple effect on communities and future generations. Our long-term vision includes programs that help build stronger relationships between military and first responder marriages, as well as the communities in which they live and serve.
Our current programs include:
Often caregivers of veterans suffer from caregiver burnout and financial stress due to the veterans’ injuries once relieved from active duty. They often feel overwhelmed with the resources available to them along with how to obtain financial freedom when those resources do not apply to their situation. As a result, the veterans’ support system is severely damaged. Without proper support from the caregiver our families on the home front cannot heal properly leaving the caregiver and children in a state of distress. This stress can be alleviated by offering the caregiver a peer support, resources, domestic violence and relationship assistance, mental health services, and family activities. Our vision is to build stronger support systems for the caregiver, in turn strengthening the overall family relationship of the household.
In addition HH6 assists with emergency financial relief for caregivers in domestic violence situations. Many caregivers experiencing domestic abuse cannot leave their veteran due to financial hardships or fear. It is our intent to assist them to overcome these hardships to remove themselves from the situation. Overall the end goal would be to unite the veteran and caregiver through proper treatment. When this goal cannot be obtained, the case manager assigned to the client will assist the caregiver with resources to begin their journey in providing a stable home for their family.
Find out more: https://healinghousehold6.org