Military Family Support & Resources
provides individual, family, group and couples counseling services to military children and families. To assure easy and convenient access, services are available at the child or youth’s school, in one of their office settings, or in the client’s home. Most services are billed through Tricare/TriWest insurance. A fee for service option is available for military children and families who are not covered through this provider. Family Forces also serves active duty members as part of their EAP option, available through Military One-Source. Staff will gladly help eligible families obtain the necessary EAP authorization.
FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™)
Marine and Family Programs provides resiliency training to military children and families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story.
Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)
offers programs for every military family including confidential and no-cost assistance to all military service members and their families through individualized consultations, informative workshops, and counseling. FFSC also offers
certified financial consultants to help service members and families to build wealth through individual sessions or a wide array of classes, workshops on fun things to do in the area, effective parenting techniques, enhancing couple's communication, managing stress, deployment preparedness, crisis readiness, new Navy spouse information, relocation and the transferring process, and so much more.
FFSC's licensed clinical staff offers free and confidential individual, group, marriage, family, and child counseling.
FFSC can make programs available in the evening by request.
Marine & Family Programs at Camp Pendleton
provides programs, services, information and referrals for active duty Marines, Sailors, family members and retirees. Services range from education opportunities to childcare and include children, youth and teen programs, family care, personal and professional development, transition assistance, behavioral health and counseling services, Exceptional Family Member Program -Naval Base San Diego (EFMP)
supports families with special needs, including any special medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment assistive technology devices and services.
Exceptional Family Member Program -Marine Corps Camp Pendleton
Services are available for any authorized dependent family member of active duty personnel who possess a physical, medical, or emotional disability. In addition to early intervention, education, medical, or therapeutic support services, caseworkers at Camp Pendleton offer support groups, play groups, respite care, parent workshops and individual consultations to provide parents with training and information.
Military Crisis Line
is for service members in crisis, or for anyone who knows a Service member who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away. The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who have served in the Military and understand what Service members have been through and the challenges they and their loved ones face. The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text are free to all Service members. Go online or call 1-800-273-8255.
Veterans Village of San Diego provides free, confidential off-base support groups for all active duty military and Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans.
is the first Dept. of Defense website to connect children in the widely separated active, reserve, and National Guard military communities. Informative videos, educational tools, and engaging games and activities for three age groups: 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17 helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents. The website also features monitored online social network forums for the groups to safely share their experiences with deployments.
Scholarships for Service Members and their Families
links and a short description for a variety of scholarships available to veterans, their spouses and family members. Please visit the individual sites for more information on the various scholarships and their deadlines. Ford Foundation Scholarships
for military dependents.
Tutor.com for US Military Families:
Homework help, online tutoring, college support and career help. FREE 24/7 access. Military families in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force can take advantage of this military family program to get help with more than 16 subjects.
Free SAT/ACT Power Prep
eKnowledge, a group of NFL players, and the Department of Defense have teamed up to distribute more than $16,500,000 of eKnowledge's SAT/ACT PowerPrep™ Programs to military service members and their families. Military Teens on the Move
Whether you are a military kid who is moving for the first time, or one that has moved a zillion times, this website has something for you.College Scholarship Information
for military children. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. A scholarship is awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency. Warrior Traditions Family Night
at Libby Lake Community Center in Oceanside, California is for Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans and their families
and loved ones. Family Night is on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Child care and refreshments are provided at no cost to attendees. Call (619) 297-0120 and to arrange for child care.
Military Child Education Coalition:
A non-profit, world-wide organization, the Military Child Education Coalition is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
MilitaryOneSource: A 24/7/365 information and referral service available via toll-free telephone and internet access. A personal and family readiness tool, Military OnSource programs are beneficial to those geographically separated from installation services or those unable to seek assistance during traditional working hours.
Military Homefront: The official Department of Defense website for reliable quality of life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.
National Military Family Association: “The voice for military families”, dedicated to providing information to and representing the interests of family members of the uniformed services. In addition to information on deployment, education, family life and health care, NMFA provides valuable links to other useful sites designed to give you the latest information available.
MCB Camp Pendleton School Liaison Office: The School Liaison Officer at Camp Pendleton coordinates education support services to maximize opportunities for academic success for transitioning military children/youth. The School Liaison Office fosters and promotes quality education for military children by working directly with the command, families, school districts, and local communities, and by providing referral services to family support agencies at Camp Pendleton.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children: Ensuring that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children.
Student Online Achievement Resources: SOAR is a free tutorial program designed for all military families worldwide and classmates of military dependents in schools servicing military installations.
MISA John Hopkins Graduate Course: Three credit graduate course designed with the military students/family in mind. The materials are great resources in working with all children.
Department of Defense Educational Activity: Teaching the children of Department of Defense military and civilian families worldwide.
Students at the Center: An education resource for families, the military and schools.