Resources

The services listed on this website are for informational purposes only. Please contact them directly for questions pertaining to the information shared. Please let us know if there are others we can add to this page as a resource that will benefit our military children. Thank you, and Purple Up USA!

Organizations Who Serve Military Families

  INFORMATION RESOURCES  

 

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We're committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we're all stronger when we take care of one another.  

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Code of Support

The Code of Support Foundation leverages the nation's full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of the military and their families receive the benefits and support they need and have earned.  They work to eliminate the barriers between the veterans and the millions of dollars spent of programs designed to serve them.     

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Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

Through the Interstate Compact, MIC3 addresses key educational transition issues encountered by children of military families. Valuable information available on this site. 

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One in Five Minds

One in Five Minds advocates for children's mental health.  There is a specific section with a wealth of information for military families. 

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Patriot Link Vetted Resources

PATRIOTlink is a resource database filled with thousands of vetted, direct, cost-free resources tailored to the needs of the military and veteran community. The platform is a service of Code of Support Foundation. 
COSF helps those in need navigate and access critical services by providing one-on-one support. Through this digital PATRIOTlink platform and the direct Case Coordination services, COSF connects veterans and caregivers to the people and resources they need to live full, healthy lives. 

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School Liaison Officers

School Liaisons are the boots on the ground for local school districts and families at every installation worldwide. They have their pulse on K-12 education in their communities and are standing by to assist schools, leadership, and families from all branches of service. They are the primary point of contact for all PreK-12 school-related matters. To locate your closest school liaison click below.

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Sesame Street for Military Families

Sesame Street recognizes the need to support the military families.  Reference the link below to see what they have of offer.  

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  EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES  

Military Child Education Coalition 

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) has a wealth of information for parents and educators to help support the military child's educational needs and beyond.  

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Partners in P.R.O.M.I.S.E

Partners in Promise is an organization that supports military families with children with special needs.  Visit their website to learn more about their mission and resources available.  

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PreK 4SA

Pre-K 4 SA is a comprehensive early childhood initiative aimed at changing the educational and workforce trajectory of   San Antonio in one generation. Pre-K 4 SA offers full-day prekindergarten for 4-year-olds living in the City of San Antonio. Pre-K 4 SA is free for qualifying students. It is a free service for military children.   

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School Liaison Officers

School Liaisons are the boots on the ground for local school districts and families at every installation worldwide. They have their pulse on K-12 education in their communities and are standing by to assist schools, leadership, and families from all branches of service. They are the primary point of contact for all PreK-12 school-related matters. To locate your closest school liaison click below.

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School Quest

Transitioning?  In addition to contacting your School Liaison Officer, check out School Quest at the below address.  This is a MCEC imitative that provides tools you can use to manage the school moves that work for you and your child.  

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Tutor.com for Military

On-demand, online tutoring, and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, DoD civilian employees, and their dependents. This is available 24/7 for military-connected students anywhere they have an internet connection. 

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  COMMUNITY RESOURCES  

Boys and Girls Club of America

Since 1991, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has partnered with the U.S. Armed Services to provide support and services to military-connected youth on and off installation. Because military-connected youth face unique challenges, Boys & Girls Clubs of America helps them access specialized opportunities, cultivate lifelong friendships and develop the resilience they need to build great futures. From rural areas, schools and inner-cities to military installations and Native lands, a Boys & Girls Club or BGCA-affiliated Youth Center is located in all 50 states and in 16 countries around the world, doing whatever it takes to provide a safe environment to help your child succeed.  

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Kids Rank

Check out this website to learn about a 501c3 program that provides military children with a sense of stability through interactive group learning experiences.   

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Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront has a mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect. 

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Special Olympics Unified School Districts

Special Olympics Texas Unified Champion Schools® is an education and sports based strategy powered by an engaged student community that breaks down barriers that separate students with and without intellectual disabilities. The Unified movement activates youth, engages educators, and promotes school communities of acceptance and inclusion where all young people are agents of change.
The Unified Champion Schools® approach incorporates Unified Sports® and Unified Activities, Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole School Engagement. The benefits of UCS include: bullying prevention, moral intelligence, character development, leadership development, physical fitness and an increased positive school culture 

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YMCA

The YMCA serves to strengthen the military family providing for youth development, healthy living 

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