The American Military Partner Association – the nation's premier resource and support network for LGBT military partners, spouses, and their families. Founded by partners of active duty servicemembers, AMPA has grown to the strength of over 20,000 members and supporters, and we are proud to be leading the effort to connect, support, honor, and serve our modern military families. As a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the same-sex partners of active duty servicemembers, we are committed to connecting our LGBT military families, supporting them through the challenges of military service, honoring them for their commitment to our country, and serving them by advocating on their behalf. Check out some of our accomplishments in Agents of Change: 2012 in Review and Year of Change: Our 2013 Accomplishments, Washington, DC. Read Blog.
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center 1-866-USWOMEN (1-866-879-6636) – an international domestic violence crisis line that can be reached internationally toll-free from 175 countries. Contact the toll-free crisis line from oversees, by dialing your AT&T USADirect access number and at the prompt, entering 866-USWOMEN (879-6636). Click to find your AT&T USADirect access number. The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas. The crisis line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for U.S. holidays. Callers in the United States and Canada dial the toll-free number directly. Email the center anytime and an advocate will reply, M-F, Portland, OR.
Blue Star Families – formed in April 2009 by a group of military spouses to create a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life. Blue Star Families includes active duty, National Guard, Reserve, wounded, transitioning service members and their families from all ranks and services, as well as veterans and civilians who strongly support us. We are committed to connecting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, strengthening military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and leading military family members towards opportunities to build strength in individuals, families and communities, Falls Church, VA. Read Blog.
Citizen Soldier Support Program – a congressionally authorized, federally funded grant administered through The Odum Institute for Research and Social Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. CSSP is a capacity-building initiative designed to strengthen community support for National Guard and Reserve Component Members and their families. CSSP focuses on increasing geographic and financial access to deployment and post-deployment related behavioral health services, especially for those living in rural areas, Chapel Hill, NC.
Family Alliance for Veterans of America – provides information, education, advocacy and support to families of veterans and veterans across America at a time of their critical need. Such need arises, for example, when veterans return from combat with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); when veterans and their families need assistance in getting help from the VA; when veterans suffer from addictions to drugs or alcohol; when veterans have encountered the criminal justice system, including incarceration; when veterans have attempted, or committed, suicide; in short, when veterans and their families are suffering in any way from service-related issues and problems. Focused assistance to veterans and especially, their families is FAVA's prime objective, Forest CIty, IA.