Military Family Support & Resources
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Listing of 2019 Scholarship Opportunities: 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
ResourcesTutor.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.Deployment & Reconnecting Kits: Bringing Families Back Together offers free kits for dealing with deployments and helping military families reconnect following deployment. The kits include Journals, DVDs highlighting common issues and strategies to process emotions, guidebooks and stuffed animals.Family Forces 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 Over Coming 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.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 -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.MilitaryKidsConnect.org 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.
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.
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.
Department of Defense Educational Activity:Teaching the children of Department of Defense military and civilian families worldwide.
School Liaison OfficersU.S. Marine CorpOffice Line-(760)763-7386Navy School Liaison Officers619-556-9499 or 858-349-7678Fleet & Family Support ProgramsProviding relocation assistance, new parent support, deployment services, counseling, financial management, employment services and more. 1 Call Serves All - 24-hour toll free 1666-923-6478Click here for the location of Fleet & Family Support CentersMVUSD Military LiaisonBill Olien (951) 696-1600 ext. 1181School Counseling Services