NJ Family Assistance Centers (FACs) were established to provide support and assistance to Service Members and their Families. The FACs are geographically placed throughout NJ and are able to offer assistance to all branches of service.
New Jersey National Guard Family Programs
As a member of a family who has a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister who serves in the National Guard, you face many challenges when that loved one is performing military service. Whether your loved one is serving in support of a military operation overseas or performing training at the local armory, or you simply have a question about your entitlement and benefits, this website is designed to help. Trained family program staff is available to assist you. Learn more at http://www.state.nj.us/military/familysupport.
State Family Readiness Council
The National Guard State Family Readiness Council assesses the needs of New Jersey National Guard families, recommends solutions to meet those needs, and seeks implementation of solutions on a state level. The Council makes major contributions to a number of worthwhile projects and programs that provide significant assistance to our military personnel and their families. Visit http://www.nationalguardsfrc.org.
Resource Guide for New Jersey Veterans and Families
The New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse has published a Resource Guide for Military Veterans and Families. The resource guide is a comprehensive statewide guide addressing issues such as: health care, education, employment and training services, legal assistance, domestic violence, women's assistance programs, housing, medical assistance and substance abuse assistance. http://www.nj.gov/military/veterans/docs/GCADA_Veterans_Guide.pdf.
National Guard Family Program
The National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. In addition to the national office in Washington, DC, they have an incredible team of staff members and volunteers in each of the 54 States & Territories. http://www.jointservicessupport.org.
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. The website can be found at http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil.
Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is available to help you with just about any need. Available by phone or online, their free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions. For more info visit their website at http://www.militaryonesource.mil.
Army National Guard Personnel Gateway
In the Family Services section of the Army National Guard Personnel Gateway, you will find pertinent information regarding benefits and programs as they relate to Families that include a Soldier, Veteran, or Retiree of the Army National Guard. The Gateway serves as a one-stop shop for current ARNG information. Visit their website at https://g1arng.army.pentagon.mil.
Army National Guard Soldier and Family Support and Services
This website provides the mission and vision of the Army National Guard’s Soldier and Family Support and Services division. Found here are Family resource downloads, related links, Family services news, the latest issues of the Foundations magazine, and a description of the following programs within the division: Family Assistance Centers (FAC), Strong Bonds, Army Family Team Building (AFTB), and Army Family Action Plan (AFAP). For more info go to http://www.arng.army.mil/familyservices.
Department of Defense Reserve Affairs
The Department of Defense Reserve Affairs has a website in support of all the military reserve forces including the Army National Guard. Their website contains information regarding benefits and support programs. For more info go to http://ra.defense.gov
Army Emergency Relief
Emergency Financial assistance is available to members of the Army National Guard on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their dependents. This applies to soldiers on Active Duty for training and serving under various sections of title 10, United States Code. For more info go to http://www.aerhq.org
Give An Hour
GAH provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents, and offers treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health, and loss and grieving. These services are available to all Servicemembers - even those that do not have insurance. Services are offered over the phone or in person and can be accessed through the GAH website at http://www.giveanhour.org.
Coaching Into Care
Coaching Into Care works with family members or friends who become aware of their Veteran’s post-deployment difficulties - and supports their efforts to find help for the Veteran. This is a national clinical service providing information and help to Veterans and the loved ones who are concerned about them. For more info visit http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching.
National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen. They provide military families with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives. For more info visit http://www.militaryfamily.org.
Operation Homefront NY/NJ
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. For more info visit http://www.operationhomefront.net/tristate.
Peterson's DOD Libraries
Peterson's DoD MWR LELLRC, brought to you by DoD MWR Libraries, is an online resource for all service members and their families to help them plan, prepare and achieve their education and career goals. The site contains online, printable, and portable practice tests, ebooks, full length online courses, school searches, and more. Find everything you need for military, college, and career success. Visit http://www.petersonsdodlibrary.com.
Get help from a professional tutor anytime you need it. FREE for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members in the Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force and their dependents. Tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects. Visit http://www.tutor.com/military for more information.
In alliance with the Department of Defense and supported by caring athletes from the NFL and MLB, eKnowledge is donating SAT and ACT PowerPrep Programs to Military families. Visit www.eKnowledge.com/NationalGuard
Military Legal Assistance Program
The New Jersey State Bar Association, through its Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Committee, in conjunction with McCarter & English, L.L.P. has established the Military Legal Assistance Program. This pro bono program provides assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas as active duty members of reserve components of the armed forces after September 11, 2001. For more info visit http://www.njsba.com/resources/probono/military-legal-assistance.
Operation Military Kids
The New Jersey Operation: Military Kids State Team includes partners from Rutgers University, the National Guard and Family Assistance Centers, the American Legion, 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Army Reserves. This team works together to provide support and resources throughout the state for military kids. For more info visit http://www.operationmilitarykids.org.
Military Kids Connect
The challenges faced by a child when a parent or caregiver deploys are unique to the military community. MilitaryKidsConnect.org is a Defense Department-sponsored website to help military kids support one another and learn coping and resilience-building skills. MilitaryKidsConnect.org recognizes that when parents deploy, kids deploy too. For more info visit https://www.militarykidsconnect.org.
Parenting for Service Members and Veterans
Parenting for Service Members and Veterans is a free online course that provides tools for military and veteran parents that will help them reconnect with their families and build closer relationships with their children. Parents can find practical advice on topics such as promoting positive interactions with your children, disciplining your child, managing parental stress, and parenting in the face of personal challenges. For more info visit http://www.militaryparenting.org.
Sittercity for military families
Sittercity membership is free for military families! Sittercity.com is America’s largest and most trusted online source for child care, pet care, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. As a network of hundreds of thousands of caregivers nationwide, Sittercity helps families and individuals find the perfect in-home care provider. For more info visit http://www.sittercity.com/dod.