Military Family Services

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Give Thanks: Support Our Military Family

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive … to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

     President Abraham Lincoln
     Second Inaugural Address
     March 4, 1865

When soldiers are deployed overseas, families are left behind and often face financial and emotional hardship. With thousands of charities devoted to supporting our military family, it’s not easy to know which ones are the most worthy of your support.

The Military Family Support Web Guide lists our top charities for supporting military families and troops. Use it to connect with the families and service members who have sacrificed so much for America by sending letters and supplies, volunteering, helping heal wounded soldiers or giving much-needed donations. 

Make the United States the country you want it to be: a place where citizens support our military family and honor their principles through even the most challenging of times. Learn how to support the families whose loved ones are currently serving, how to support the troops overseas and those who have returned home, and find Web sites that military families can visit to seek help.

View a Spanish-language version of the Military Family Support Web Guide.

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Military Family Services

Although there are many organizations dedicated to providing military family services, not all are of equal caliber. In fact, the vulnerability of many military families creates an opportunity for individuals with bad intentions to take advantage of families when they are most susceptible. We’ve vetted and selected the most honorable and effective organizations to help you and your family find the help you deserve.

Insights for Military Family Services

  • Most of the organizations included here work with families in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces but each branch has its own programs and benefits as well. Scroll down for our recommendations on specialized organizations; branches are listed alphabetically.
  • If you’re a member of a military family, make sure to read the “Providing Military Family Support” section of this guide. You might be eligible for assistance from the organizations featured there.

Top Sites for Military Family Services

For general military family resources …
Military family services within each branch of the military …
For military families of wounded or fallen veterans …
For military families with legal needs …
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