If you or your family is having troubles, look into the military's extensive network of support groups and centers. There is help available for a myriad of matters, including financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse, and other problems.
Military OneSource is the Department of Defense's comprehensive resource to help today's military families face life's everyday challenges. Military Onesource also offers free assistance to troops and their families 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 1-800-342-9647.
Department of Defense (DoD) family centers have served as the focal point for military families since their inception over 25 years ago. The term "family centers" is used generically to identify Army Community Service Centers, Navy and Marine Corps Family Service Centers, and Air Force Family Support Centers. The DoD family centers typically include a variety of services that assist military members and families deal with the unique demands of the military lifestyle. The focus of family support programs is to keep family members informed, to support them when necessary, and to encourage self-sufficiency.
There are many groups that may be able to help you or your family when the need beckons. Some of the most well known groups, such as the Army Emergency Relief and the Armed Services YMCA, are linked above in the "Private Help" section.
There are programs for all members of any branch, on every duty status.
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