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Partner Spotlight


Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families (BSF) connects military families with resources to support career development, caregiving and the challenges of military life. BSF military family support programs are available locally in military communities and online, including Blue Star Books on Bases and the Caregivers Empowering Caregivers (CEC) program. Look for locally available CEC events or request an event for your area. Download BSF’s PCS checklist to prepare for an upcoming move!

FOCUS

FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) trains military families in resiliency skills to cope with common challenges. FOCUS helps military kids to better deal with long separations and changes in family routines by providing help with communication, psychological health support and goal-setting. Connect with a FOCUS site near you, or register for FOCUS World to access online program resources anywhere.

Association of the U.S. Army Family Readiness Directorate

The Association of the U.S. Army's (AUSA) Family Readiness Directorate provides Army families with information and resources to cope with the challenges of military life. AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate connects service members and military families with organizations and online resources that provide guidance for deployment, transitions, employment and reintegration. Visit the Meeting Activities page to learn about recent and upcoming events in your area.

Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI) supports education and employment programs, and awards grants and fellowships to individuals and communities that develop resources for military families. On April 25, tune in to the MFRI “How to Help Military and Veteran Families: Disability Services” webinar to learn about higher education strategies to support military-connected college students with disabilities.

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop uses Sesame Street’s characters to help educate and support children in military families in all stages of military life. Through the workshop’s “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative, military children can access creative resources, stories and videos to help cope with common challenges, including the Mood Monster to help children explore how to show emotions. Download Sesame Workshop’s mobile apps for  24/7 resources and activities.

Zero To Three

Zero to Three provides  resources for health professionals, parents and caregivers to support care for infants and toddlers in military families. Zero to Three offers articles, e-learning tools, podcasts and webinars with tips and guidance for early childhood development, learning, parenting and policy. Check out the “Babies on the Homefront” mobile app for suggested parent-child activities and self-care tips for parents!

Luke's Wings

Luke’s Wings provides travel planning and airline tickets to the families of wounded warriors hospitalized at medical and rehabilitation centers across the United States. Luke’s Wings also partners with corporations and non-profits to provide lodging, meals and transportation vouchers to reduce the financial burden on families and service members separated by military service. Request travel support through Luke’s Wings by filling out an online application.

Army Wife Network

The Army Wife Network (AWN) connects military spouses to online resources to help navigate the challenges of military family life. AWN brings military families together through local Field Exercise events, where families receive helpful resources, tips and networking opportunities. Access Army Wife Talk Radio to hear stories from military spouses and find guidance on common stressors for military families.

 

National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association (NMFA) supports service members and their families through wellness programs and resources across the country.  NMFA’s Branching Out blog and other online resources have tips and advice for deployment, adoption, marriage, caregiving and health care. Register for a Healing Adventure to enjoy a 3-day experience of outdoor exploration and family-focused activities.

Military Child Education Coalition

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) provides accessible education resources and community support for all military children. MCEC provides a variety of caregiver and childcare programs to support parents and children during PCS transitions. Join the MCEC Homeroom, an interactive, virtual community where caregivers can connect with other caregivers to share stories, tips and resources.

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 Network and how to become a partner or affiliate, view or download the Partnership Network Informational Sheet or contact us.


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