SERVICES FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY       
     PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILES


   











































































SEMPERCOMM   (Always Communicating)
Email:  lcoffee@sempercomm.org
Website:  www.sempercomm.org
This group helps supply soldiers with the means to communicate 
with family back home and tries to supply entertainment equipment 
to soldiers in isolated areas.





































Click directly on the agency's
logo to be taken directly to that site!




  






This page was last updated: April 9, 2021
Do you have a (child or another family member) in the Military? 
Could you use the support of other Moms in similar situations?
OR 
Would you like to participate in Service Projects to provide support to the troops overseas??

Then, MICHIGAN MILITARY MOMS is for you!

Michigan Military Moms
c/o American Legion Post 364
3001 S.Telegraph 
Dearborn, MI  48124
&
Life In The Word Christian Church
1650 Milverton
Troy, MI  48304
Email for Troy location: Kathy Barton at  bartondk@gmail.com
Emailcontact@michiganmilitarymoms.com
Website: http://www.michiganmilitarymoms.org

Military Families of Monroe County
Meets at the chapter office:
210 W. Front 
PO Box 2534
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-497-8999 Tammie
Email: mfmc.tammie@gmail.com
Website: https://www.militaryfamiliesofmonroecounty.org
Welcome to Military Families of Monroe County! We are a non-profit organization (501C3) located 
in Monroe Michigan, founded in October of 2011 to provide moral support for active duty, veterans, 
and families in military service to our country. 

NOTE:   
For Grandparents helping to raise Grandchildren while the parent(s) are deployed, please visit "Grandparents As Caregivers" webpage on this website for lots of helpful information!


VFW National Homes for Children 
3573 S. Waverly 
Eaton Rapids, MI  48827
For Help Call 800-313-4200
For General Information 800-424-8360
Email: info@vfwnationalhome.org
Website: https://www.vfwnationalhome.org/homes2
The National Home's community is open to the families of active-duty military personnel, 
veterans and relatives of VFW and VFW Auxiliary members.The family can be one or both 
parents with one or more children.
•Case Management services to help families set up their plans and goals for the future
•Educational, recreational, and enrichment opportunities
•Community resources and counseling
•Free housing and daycare

OPERATION: MILITARY CHILD CARE 
Phone: 800-424-2246
Website: https://www.childcareaware.org
Families and child guardians of members of the Guard and Reserve activated/deployed in 
support of the Global War on Terrorism are eligible to participate during the military parent’s 
deployment period and for 30 days after the military parent’s return.
&
Families and child guardians of deployed active-duty Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines 
who are unable to access care on military installations are eligible during the deployment 
period and for 60 days after the military parent’s return.
NOTE: The subsidy program is intended to help support military spouses’ employment, edu-
cation, or special medical circumstances. Subsidies will only be provided to single- parent 
families, families with a working spouse, or one who is enrolled in school. It will also be pro-
vided to families where the spouse is looking for work for a period of 60 calendar days.

OUR MILITARY KIDS 
6861 Elm  Suite 2 A 
McLean, VA  22101 
Phone: 703-734-6654    866-691-5564  Toll-Free 
Email: omkinquiry@ourmilitarykids.org 
Website: https://www.ourmilitarykids.org
Empowering military kids with sports, arts and other activities while their parents 
are deployed or recovering from severe injuries sustained in combat.

The National Guard Children & Youth Services
Lead State Child and Youth Coordinator / Angela Harkins
Phone: 517-481-9894 (office)
             517-977-8312 (cell) 
Email: angela.s.harkins2.ctr@mail.mil
&
Child and Youth Program Coordinator / Nate Hanselman
Phone: 517-481-9890 (office)
            517-582-9280 (cell)
Email: nathan.t.hanselman.ctr@mail.mil
Website: https://minationalguard.dodlive.mil/family-programs/child-and-youth-programs 
MISSION: 
Promote and sustain the quality of life and resiliency of National Guard children and youth 
by providing resources, programming and support services.
Responsibilities and Services
State Youth Council: The council consists of teenage children, ages 13-17, of Michigan Army 
and Air members.These youth are the voice of all military kids in Michigan.
Youth Leadership Camps: The week-long summer camps are specifically for Air and Army 
National Guard kids between the ages of 9-12 years old. “Trailblazers” learn key leadership 
skills and have a chance to build relationships with other military kids.

Deployment Support
Operation Hug-A-Hero  / Daddy Dolls, Inc.
Phone: 231-268-3100
Email: info@daddydolls.com 
Website: www.daddydolls.com 
KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED since 2005 by providing unique, high quality comfort items 
to families who can't always be together for whatever the reason. (Business Travel, Military 
Deployments, First Responders, Hospitalization, Distant Relatives, Bereavement, Divorce, 
Incarceration and Adoption, just to name a few!) We are here for you! 

MILITARY ONE SOURCE
Phone: 800-342-9647  Toll-Free 
Website: https://www.militaryonesource.mil 
Connecting with confidential help is simple with Military OneSource. You can reach us any-
time, 24/7 using the phone numbers or tools below. You can see your options by hovering 
over the Confidential Help tab in the main menu at the top of each page. Or, you can also 
click on Confidential Help in the menu to learn more about how we can help. Offers a WIDE 
variety of services to Service Members families including the children!

Families United for Our Troops
P.O. Box 930073
Wixom, MI  48393
Phone: 248-669-3312
Email: info@militaryfamiliesunited.org
Website: http://www.militaryfamiliesunited.org/gold-blue-star-families
Military Families United is a national coalition of Blue Star, Gold Star, Next of Kin, Veterans, 
and Patriotic American Families whose mission is to Honor The Fallen, Support Those Who 
Fight, and Serve Their Families. This is a WONDERFUL website filled with all types of res-
ources for military members & families!


WANT TO BRIGHTEN A SOLDIER'S DAY??

PACKAGES FROM HOME 
Phone: 623-934-3274
Email: info@packagesfromhome.org
Website:  www.packagesfromhome.org 
Where Do Donations Come From? 
Packages From Home does not receive any local or federal government funding. We are 100% 
funded by generous people like you. A wide range of individuals, schools, scout groups, service 
groups, fraternal orders, small businesses, and major corporations all support our troops by 
sponsoring Packing Parties to pack and fund care packages for our troops overseas. We actively 
fund raise by applying for private grants, and participating in employer/employee giving programs.
Our Mission | What We Do
Packages From Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to send care and 
comfort packages to deployed American military heroes stationed in active duty theaters around 
the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans. 
Our PROGRAMS | WHO WE SERVE
Our main mission, Packages From Home, serves active duty military overseas.Our Packages 
For Hope program serves local and national veterans. Bones From Home program serves 
military working dogs and veteran service animals.


PRACTICAL NEEDS

Energy Shut-Off Protection for Active Duty in the Military  (Michigan)
If you or your spouse is called to full-time active military service during a time of declared 
national or state emergency or war, you may apply for shut-off protection for up to 90 days. 
You may request extensions of this protection by re-applying. You must provide verification 
of active-duty status. At the end of active duty, you must notify DTE of your status. You will 
still be required to pay for the energy service used during your participation in the program. 
They will enroll you in a payment plan for all past due amounts to be paid within one year. 
Visit the DTE website at www.my.dteenergy.com for more information or call 800-477-4747.

NOTE:  Also visit UTILITY RESOURCES on this website 
OR VETERAN FINANCIAL RESOURCES, also on this site! 

UNMET NEEDS PROGRAM
VFW National Headquarters
406 W. 34th 
Kansas City, MS  64111
Phone: 816-756-3390
&
VFW Washington Office
200 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 202-543-2239
Website:  https://www.vfw.org/assistance/financial-grants
The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every 
generation. Whether that means providing free, professional help filing or appealing a VA 
claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency finan-
cial relief when times get tough, the VFW is there for America's veterans.

NOTE:  For other organizations like the one above, that will help you with financial help 
while serving OR as a Veteran, please go to these webpages on this website!  
Veterans Financial Resoures 
Veterans Resources 
Emergency Travel Resources 


FREE HELP FOR FAMILIES WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today) 
for Military Families
Website:  https://www.act-today.org/our-funds/autism-care-today-for-military-families
A national non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment 
services to families that cannot afford the treatments and services their children require. Rec-
ognizing the extraordinary challenges military families experience (waging a battle on two fronts...
one for their country and another for their children), ACT Today! for Military Families is a dedicated 
fund to assist military families impacted by autism. ACT Today! for Military Families works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments and other quality of 
life programs.



HOME

Adoption 
Resources

Adult 
Dental 
Resources

Adult
Medical
Resources

Adult FREE
Medical
Services
& Treatments

Adult & 
Children's 
"Special Wish" 
Programs

AIDS & HIV
Resources

Caregiver
Support

Children & 
Adolescent
Dental
Resources
(Including
Orthodontics)

Children & 
Adolescent
Medical & 
Wellness
Resources

Child 
Support
Resources

Chore Services
(OR Other 
In-Home
Help Services)

Clothing 
Distribution

Credit 
Counseling

Crime Victim 
& Notification
Resources

Crisis 
Pregnancy 
& Pregnancy
(Help For 
Keeping 
& Raising 
Your Baby)

Disability 
Resources

Domestic Abuse 
&
Sexual Violence

Educational 
& Employment 
Training 
Programs

Emergency 
Housing
Agencies

Emergency
Travel 
Resources

Financial 
Assistance

Food Programs/
Distributions
(3 PAGES)

Food Programs/
"Soup  Kitchens"

Food Programs/
"Meals on 
Wheels"

Foster 
Youth

Grandparents
As Caregivers 
Resources

Grief 
Support

Help with 
Rent 
& Mortgage
Issues

Holiday 
Assistance

Home
Furnishing
Resources

Hospice
Resources

Housing 
Resources
(non-emergency)

Immigration 
Resources

Immunization
Resources

Legal 
Resources
(FREE & Low-Cost)

Disability 
Resources

Literacy 
Programs

Low-cost Car 
& Car Repair 
Resources

Low-income
Home Mortgage
Assistance

Mental Health 
&
Substance Abuse 
Resources

Mentoring Programs
(for Youths) Resources

Organ 
Donation
Resources

Parenting 
Resources

Prescription
Resources

Prisoner 
& Parolee 
Resources

Runaway 
Help

Senior 
Citizen
Resources

Tax 
Services
(FREE)

Transportation
Resources

Utility 
Programs

Veteran
(And Their 
Families)
Resources

Vision 
& Hearing
Resources

Weatherization
Resources

Youth Programs
(Including 
FREE & Low-Cost 
Summer Camps)