Military Families

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Resources for Military Families during the Covid-19 Crisis.

For resources contact Sienna Ambrose, Military Family Life Counselor 619-214-2143  or Chanin Massaglia, School Liaision Officer
Other resources:
Counseling for families, relationships, or marriages contact:
Military One Source 1-800-342-9647.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 1-800-799-7233 or


Key Resources (Information and Referral Agencies)

Our Military Family Life Counselor is Sienna Ambrose.

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Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) – FFSC provides Information and Referral, Relocation, Deployment, Career Services, Counseling, Personal Financial Management, and more. Call:866-923-6478 to book an appointment with an FFSC Consultant.  Visit:

 Marine and Family Programs Information and Referral- Providing Information and referral resources. Call 619-524-5732, Email, or  visit the Personal and Professional Development Bldg 14 MCRD.

Educator Preparation Materials for Students with Military Families Page 2 of 4 Educators Guide to the Military Child During Deployment – FREE

Military One Source- Military One Source has helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Services are available 24/7 by telephone and online. Call 1-800-342-9647 or visit

 211- By calling 2-1-1, your needs are assessed and then connected to the best and closest resource in your community. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 200 languages and dialects. Visit for more information.

Educational Resources (Tutoring, School Liaison, Etc.)

School Liaison Program-School liaison officers network, educate and work in partnership with local schools to enhance the education experience for military children. To find a school liaison for your child visit:

 The Military Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children– The goal of the compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. The compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation. For more information visit and read the informational page from military one source: offers one-to-one learning solutions for students and professionals. All the services are live, on demand and online. Homework help, tutoring, peer coaching, professional development, training, and career help.  Visit:

 Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR) – Visit for information on free, interactive student assessments, aligned to state standards, along with individualized online skill-improving tutorials.   

Assistance Resources (Food, Clothing, Household Items, Relief funds, Etc.)

American Red Cross- Call 24/7 for emergency messages, which can be sent for: death or serious illness, birth of a child and are needed for emergency leave situations. Call toll free: 1-877-272-7337 or visit

Operation Homefront- Qualifying deployed military families can access assistance with car repairs, computers, moving costs, and commissary vouchers when available. Certain restrictions apply. Call 858-282-0960 or visit:

 Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) – ASUMCA provides in-home social work visits, emergency food, volunteer opportunities, and other outreach. Operation Kid Comfort creates custom-made photo transfer quilts for children of deployed U.S military services men and women. Call858-751-5755 or visit:

 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) – NMCRS provides financial counseling, thrift shops, Budget for Baby workshops and scholarships. Financial assistance available in the form of no interest loans and support to qualifying individuals. Call 619-767-6800 or visit:

 United Service Organization (USO) – USO provides ticket giveaways, holiday programs, community chest food program, and FREE Tuesday night dinner. Call 619-235-6503 or for more information.

 Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program- WIC provides vouchers, consulting, nutritional advice, and support to pregnant and new moms and children 5 and under. Eligibility is based on income. Call 1-800-500-6411 or visit

 San Diego Food Bank- Call 1-866-350-3663 or visit: for information about food assistance.

 CalFresh Program/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – For enrollment call916-654-1896 or visit:

 San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SD MOM) – SD MOM distributes food bags donated by stores and food drives at various locations throughout the county to military families eight times a month. Day old bread is given eight times a week.  SD MOM also provides donated household items, furniture, children’s clothing, and baby equipment from their warehouse on the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.  Additional resources provided by SD MOM are Holiday events and mentoring groups for military spouses. For more information and to find distribution locations call 619-461-4164 or visit:

 Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) – Provides emergency financial grants and transition assistance to junior enlisted military and their families. Call 858-695-6810 or for more information.

 Deployment Readiness (Legal, Resiliency Skills, Counseling, Care package Program Etc.)

Region Legal Service Officer- Appointment only attorney series include wills, divorce information, adoption information, Service Member’s Civil Relief Act and more. On a walk in basis they also provide special powers of attorney and notary services. General powers of attorney require an appointment. Appointment hotline 619-556-2211.

 United Through Reading- This Program helps east he stress of separation for a military  families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home. To learn more or participate visit:

 Military Kids Connect (Deployment Support Website) – Provides a website specifically designed to enhance the resilience of military children of all ages throughout the deployment cycle. It is a place for kids to connect online and in a secure and private virtual environment.

 Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS) Project- FOCUS provides resiliency training to military children and families. Teaching practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration. Call 619-556-6075 or visit:

 Fleet and Family Counseling Services- For individual, children, family, and marriage counseling call 866-923-6478 or visit: www.navylifesw/sandiego/families/ffsc

Behavioral Health Services- Offers short term counseling focused on screening, prevention and intervention to promote well-being of Marines, Sailors, and their families. For more information call 619-524-0465, visit, or visit in person Bldg 6E MCRD.

 United States Postal Service (USPS) Care Package Program- Provides flat-rate postage when mailing packages to FPO or APO boxes. The USPS will send FREE packing materials to U.S. residents to use when mailing packages to their deployed service member. To order call: 1-800-610-8734 

 Child Care, Youth, and Special Needs Resources

Childcare Subsidies- Reduced rates or subsidies available for those that qualify. Call 1-800-793-0324 or visit: for more information.

 Sitter City- Visit to activate your DOD- funded membership to help find babysitters, pet-sitters, tutors, and more.

 Military Child Care- supports eligible families in requesting full day and part day care in DoD Child Development Programs, including DoD Child Development Centers, School Age Care Programs, and Family Child Care/Child Development Homes. for more information.

Child Development Center (CDC) Drop in Care- For more information regarding drop in child care contact your local CDC. For locations visit:

Healthy Start Military Family Resource Center- Provides a variety of programs including: Dads on Duty, Playgroups, Home visitation, and more.  Call 858-496-0044 or

 YMCA Childcare Resources- call 1-800-481-2151 or visit htpp:// for income-sensitive program.

 Children’s Home Society – Call 619-293-3411 or visit for referrals and programs for children ages 0-13 years. 

Access for Infants and Mothers- Information for women separating from the military on low-cost healthcare coverage call 800-433-2611 or visit

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) – CYP operates eight housing area community centers and offers a wide variety of programs for children ages 3-17. For more information

Military Youth Center call 858-577-4136 or visit: for information on the drop-in care services by reservation.

 San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) – SDRC Provides resources, services and case management for children and adults with developmental disabilities. For eligibility questions and more information call 858-576-2996 or visit :

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)- EFMP is  mandatory program and requirement of all dependents (adults and children) that reside with their active duty sponsor and have special medical, educational, developmental, and /or emotional  needs or concerns. The EFMP empowers families with resource referrals, education programs, and consultation. Additionally, they coordinate with military programs, medical facilities, and community agencies to create a network of support for each EFMP family. For more information call 619-556-6899 or visit

  Additional Resources (Chaplain’s office, Tricare, Safety Resources

Chaplain’s Office- Information worship services at base chapels, spiritual workshops, religious services, resource referrals, counseling, and additional support. For more information call 855-628-9311 or visit Navy 311:

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) – Call 619-532-7636 to access nutrition support and 619-532-6846 for classes including Boot Camp for New Dads, Mom’s Survival Training, Preparing for New Siblings, and more.   

TRICARE- Call 877-988-9378 or visit for medical care concerns or for enrollment questions.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration- Visit for more information about vehicle safety features, car seats, and how to keep your kids safe in and around vehicles.

Consumer Product Safety Commission- For information on recalls, safety guidelines and research regarding children’s products visit:

Emergency and Crisis Hotlines

Emergency Line- 9-1-1

American Red Cross (Emergency Message)-877-272-7337

The Access and Crisis Line (24/7 hour) – 1-800-479-3339

Domestic Violence Crisis line-619-234-3164

Child Abuse Hotline-858-560-2191

San Diego Family Justice Center-1-866-933-4673

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