Family Readiness Information

"Coming Home": A Guide for Service Members Returning from Mobilization/Deployment
How to have a successful homecoming and readjustment.

"Coming Home": A Guide for Spouses of Service Members Returning from Mobilization/Deployment
What to expect when your service member returns from deployment.

American Red Cross: Military Services
This site provides information on Red Cross support for military families. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family.

Answering the Call-Wherever My Family is: That's Home! Adoption Services for Military Families
This is a comprehensive guide to adoption for military families.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
DFAS directs, approves and performs finance and accounting activities for the Department of Defense.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service Military Pay: Adoption
Discusses adoption reimbursement for military members.

Department of Defense Instruction on Adoption Reimbursement
This pdf provides information on DoD's adoption reimbursement policy.

Deployment Health & Family Readiness Library (DH&FR)
This library provides Service members, families, leaders, Health Care providers, and veterans an easy way to find deployment health and family readiness information. Visit this site for an online library of current deployment health information, including mental health, or call 800-497-6261.

Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
This site assists active duty members of the uniformed services and their family members with registering to vote and voting absentee.

Find Your Local Red Cross Chapter
Type in your zip code and press find to locate your local Red Cross Chapter.

Fisher House
Fisher House provides a home for families of military patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Provides financial grants and assistance to Marines, Saliors and families of those injured serving our nation.

Kids Health
This website offers information on children's health with information for parents and activities for kids and teens.

Military Families & Adoption: A Fact Sheet for Families
A fact sheet for military families about adoption from Child Welfare Information Gateway.

National Youth Network
A network that helps parents and professional in providing education and information about programs and services for underachieving youth.

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