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The Power of Partnership

Partner Spotlight


Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families (BSF) connects military families with resources to support career development and caregiving, and to cope with 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.

Courage Beyond

Courage Beyond provides free, confidential programs and services to support service members coping with invisible wounds. Visit the Courage Beyond Services page to view online workshops, support groups and counseling offerings. Register for an upcoming Healthy Relationships class to learn about successfully setting boundaries and expectations in personal relationships.

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.

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.

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is an online interactive hub that supports the health and well-being of military families by connecting service members, veterans and their families to resources and programs that build resilience. Visit the Find Programs page to learn more about available family resources.

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop uses Sesame Street’s characters to help educate and support children in military families before, during and after deployments. Through the workshop’s “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative, military children can access creative resources, stories and videos that show them how characters cope when going through similar situations. Explore ways to help children cope with military-related transitions 24/7 using Sesame Workshop’s mobile apps.

Homes for Our Troops

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a national non-profit organization that builds free adapted homes for injured post-9/11 veterans to support reintegration and transition. Visit the Help page to learn if you are eligible to apply for Veterans Affairs Specially Adapted Housing (SAH), and click here to request assistance. Check out the HFOT calendar to find community homebuilding kick-off events near you this fall season.

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!

United Through Reading

United Through Reading (UTR) helps deployed parents video-record themselves reading books aloud for their children. The program is currently offered at more than 100 Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard commands and at more than 40 USO locations around the world. Visit the UTR Booklist to create a customizable illustrated book and explore books for a variety of ages.

Army Wife Network

The Army Wife Network (AWN) provides online resources to support military spouses in navigating military life. AWN brings military families together through local Field Exercise events, where families receive helpful resources, tips and networking opportunities. Access the AWN blog to find guidance on careers, marriage and relocation.

 

Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) advocates for the health of service members, veterans and their families through support of military caregivers. EDF joined with Tom Hanks to launch Hidden Heroes, a national campaign to recognize and empower caregivers. Join the Hidden Heroes National Caregiver Coalition to get involved!

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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