The Value of Volunteering

Through volunteerism, we often find our purpose and create meaningful changes, not only for those who volunteer but also for the programs and services enhanced by the selfless service of volunteers. Last year the Points of Light Foundation reported that 20 million people were engaged in volunteer work throughout the United States. The value of […]

Enhanced Military OneSource Services

Military OneSource has enhanced their level of service for Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) by designating an individual line to Resources, Options and Consultation (ROC). ROC expands access for families with exceptional family members to subject matter experts in key areas of special needs and provide consultations 24 hours telephonically. However, this does not eliminate […]

Keeping Our Military Community Vigilant: Consumer Awareness

By: Ms. Takisha Benitez, ACS Financial Readiness Program The National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is an annual campaign that addresses information, choice, safety, and the right to be heard for all consumers. It’s also designed to help the military community understand consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. Consumer awareness is essential in understanding […]

ScreamFree Marriage Review

by LeTonya Hudson, ACS Family Advocacy Program, Clerk Typist III “A ScreamFree Marriage Can Lead to a ScreamFilled Marriage!” That was the focus for the training and the date night portion of the event that was held on 26-27 October 2016.  In the Train-the-Trainer class, taught by ScreamFree Marriage facilitator Daron Dickens, he explained the […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Because Children Are Our Future

By Betty Ward, Family Advocacy Program April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As we reflect on another year gone by, we remember and celebrate the good things we do as caregivers and what our communities do to promote healthy child development. Who could better advocate that children are our future, than parents or other designated […]

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

10. It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards: Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension- reducing patters. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotion, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthens the immune system. 9. It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable […]

Gold Star Wives, Those Who Sacrificed

By: Karen J. Lewis, LPC, Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator Military Gold Star Wives Day will be celebrated nationally 5 April 2015. For many years these spouses have worked and volunteered to make our military a stronger force, supporting their service member and completely holding down their home front and family when the Service Member is […]

Survivors become Fast Friends

by Karen J. Lewis, LPC, SOS Support Specialist Jasmine McCoy (10) and Caitlyn Burner (10) had never met until camp this past summer. While introducing themselves and talking, the two young campers discovered they attended the same school (Cedar Ridge Elementary), knew the same teachers, and lived in the same city. This was a huge […]

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