Do you have a (child or another family member) in the Military?
Could you use the support of other Moms in similar situations?
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
Dearborn, MI 48124
Life In The Word Christian Church
Troy, MI 48304
Military Families of Monroe County
Meets at the chapter office:
210 W. Front
PO Box 2534
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-497-8999 Tammie
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.
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
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
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
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)
Child and Youth Program Coordinator / Nate Hanselman
Phone: 517-481-9890 (office)
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.
Operation Hug-A-Hero / Daddy Dolls, Inc.
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
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
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
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.
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.
UNMET NEEDS PROGRAM
VFW National Headquarters
406 W. 34th
Kansas City, MS 64111
VFW Washington Office
200 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
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!
FREE HELP FOR FAMILIES WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment 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