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Partner Spotlight

Home Front Hearts

Home Front Hearts (HFH) provides resources and support for military families to help them through periods of transition. HFH addresses psychological health concerns, financial assistance issues and other common stressors through numerous connections to additional resources. Contact HFH today to access assistance resources.

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists (SOFAR) offers free confidential psychological health care and support for families of National Guardsmen and reservists deployed during OEF/OIF. SOFAR assists families in building resilience, learning coping skills and preparing for military to civilian life transitions. View the available tools and resources for more information about Guard and reserve family readiness.

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families (BSF) supports and connects military families to one another in order to cope with the challenges of military and civilian life. BSF offers tools and support for adjusting to military life including employment resources, fun and free recreational activities and volunteer opportunities. Join the BSF online community or find your local chapter today.

Operation Military Kids DC

Operation Military Kids (OMK) DC provides support programs and resources for military children in the D.C. metropolitan area. OMK DC offers a variety of programs that help military children develop in all aspects of life including sports and fitness events, life skills and leadership opportunities, arts and recreational activities and academic support. Click here for a list of events and resources in the D.C. community.

Military Child Education Coalition

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) works to ensure quality education for military children across the United States. Recognizing that military children often cope with multiple moves, separation from a parent or caregiver and other life transitions, MCEC provides the tools and resources to maintain a strong education support network. This includes funding sources, new technologies and peer-to-peer support programs. Join military leadership, installation representatives, educators and other military families at the 16th National Training Seminar in July to learn more about how to care for your military children.

Sierra Club Military Families and Veterans Initiative

The Sierra Club Military Families and Veterans Initiative ensures that service members, veterans and their families have access to the American outdoors that they work to protect. The Sierra Club encourages veterans and military families to enjoy the outdoors to support their psychological health and build social skills. In celebration of Month of the Military Child, join the Sierra Club and Camp Lejeune at Onslow Beach on April 26 for fun-filled activities including hiking, camping, kayaking and crafting.


Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) provides resiliency tools and resources for military children and families throughout the deployment cycle. The project focuses on strengthening skill areas including emotional regulation, communication, problem-solving, goal-setting and managing stressors, in order to better prepare military children and families for changes in military life. Find a FOCUS site near you to begin using their resources.


National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association supports policies and programs for the rights and well-being of military families. The organization provides assistance for military families through financial scholarships, resources to stay up-to-date with the military environment and its effect on families and retreats and camps about navigating through different phases of military life through Operation Purple. Apply now for a chance to reconnect with your family on an Operation Purple Family Retreat.

Strong Families Strong Forces

Strong Families Strong Forces follows the lives of military families in order to create and maintain a strong program that supports military children and their parents or caregivers during deployment. In just four years, the project has interviewed more than 90 military families to better understand the impact of deployment and struggles of reintegration. Fill out the consent to contact form to get involved or receive more information.

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop uses Sesame Street’s characters to help educate and support children during deployments, combat-related injuries and deaths. Through the workshop’s “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative, military children have access to creative resources, like stories and videos, that show them how Elmo and friends cope when they go through similar situations. View the “Talk, Listen, Connect” Toolkit for fun activities about military life.

The Real Warriors Campaign collaborates with a variety of not-for-profit organizations that share our mission and can help us reach out to service members, families and health care providers. Our network of partners and affiliates includes military organizations and programs, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations and local groups. Through communication and collaboration with these organizations, the campaign can offer the most relevant and up-to-date resources and provide partners with easy and effective outreach mechanisms.

Explore the categories below to learn more about our affiliates and partners, or see a complete list. 

To learn more about the Real Warriors Partnership Program and how to become a partner or affiliate, download the Partnership Program Informational Sheet or contact us.


Partners and affiliates are not-for-profit organizations who support the mission of the Real Warriors Campaign. The appearance of organizations does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the organizations, linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. All partnerships are informal and do not involve any financial support.  The Real Warriors Campaign reserves the right to refuse any partnership/affiliate request that is not deemed appropriate or to terminate any partner relationship at any point.

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Last Reviewed: 07/12/13
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