Military families face unique challenges that aren’t experienced by other types of families. From having a family member deployed to dealing with the mental and physical consequences of military service, these families are prone to struggle with a variety of complex issues. However, with the right resources, military families can overcome the obstacles they encounter and create a safe, positive home environment. Fortunately, the San Diego area offers a wide variety of resources to help military families. Below are some of the best resources San Diego military families can use to deal with financial challenges, healthcare needs, homelessness and other common concerns.
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Several different organizations in the San Diego area provide services designed especially for the benefit of military families. While some of these programs are part of the military itself, others are operated by other organizations. Services available range considerably, from counseling for mental health concerns to assistance with important paperwork.
|San Diego||American Combat Veterans Of War | Veterans Benefits Assistance, Camp Pendleton||http://www.acvow.org/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||760-889-1515|
|San Diego||California State University San Marcos – Veterans Affairs, Office Of Registration And Records||http://www.csusm.edu/outreach/VeteransServices/||Craven Hall 5115San Marcos, CA 92069||760-750-4808|
|San Diego||Defense Centers Of Excellence||http://www.dcoe.health.mil/||1335 East West HighwaySilver Spring, CA 20910||866-966-1020|
|San Diego||Disabled American Veterans National Service Office – Counseling, Claims And Form Preparation Service Office, San Diego||http://www.dav.org/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||619-299-6916|
|San Diego||Marine And Family Services, Marine Corps Recruit Depot | On-Site Veterans Affairs Representative||http://www.mccsmcrd.com/||4025 Tripoli AvenueBuilding 14San Diego, CA 92140||619-524-8233|
|San Diego||San Diego Public Library – Veterans Resource Center||http://www.calibrariesforveterans.org/veterans.html||330 Park BoulevardSan Diego, CA 92101||619-236-5800|
|San Diego||Wounded Warrior Project – Engagement||http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/||8880 Rio San Diego DriveSuite 900San Diego, CA 92108||619-981-9642|
|PHONE||National Home Military & Veteran Family Hotline||1-800-313-4200|
Child Care Services
With at least one parent busy with military duties, child care is often a concern for military families. However, adequate child care can be expensive and difficult to find. Fortunately, several organizations in San Diego offer assistance to military families in need of good quality child care at an affordable price.
|WEB (CA)||OHH Camp Joy||https://www.operationhelpahero.org/ohh-camp-joy.html||PO Box 80996, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca, 92688||[email protected] -OR- [email protected]|
|WEB||Child Care Aware of America||http://usa.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/||1515 N. Courthouse Road3rd FloorArlington, VA 22201||800-424-2246|
|WEB||Little Patriots Embraced – MD-TEC Fund||https://www.littlepatriotsembraced.org||325 N. Kirkwood Rd., Suite 105Kirkwood, MO 63122||877-448-3573 (877-GIVE-LPE)|
|WEB & PHONE||Sittercity||https://www.sittercity.com/||1-888-748-2489|
|WEB & PHONE||YMCA Military Outreach Initiative||http://www.ymca.net/find-your-y||Multiple Locations near San Diego||949-642-9990|
A career in the military is inherently stressful. In addition, family members of people in the military often experience their own challenges when dealing with deployment, frequent moves and other difficult situations. Counseling services can be beneficial to all members of military families, including the servicemember, his or her spouse and any children.
|San Diego||Lori Sherer, LMFT||https://therapist-sandiego.com/||3821 Front Street San Diego, CA 92103||858-531-8305|
|San Diego||Center for Mindful Relationships||http://www.firstave.net/||2333 First Avenue, Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92101||858-208-3826|
|San Diego||Estes Therapy||http://estestherapy.com/||3333 Camino del Rio S #215San Diego, CA 92108||619-558-0001|
|San Diego||Sylvia Flanagan, MFT||https://sandiego-therapist.com/||2231 Camino del Rio South Ste. 308, San Diego, CA 92108||619-318-1901|
|San Diego||Center for Community Counseling & Engagement||http://www.centerforcommunitycounseling.org/||4283 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 215San Diego, CA 92105||619-594-4918|
|San Diego||Dr. Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT||https://www.bryanmcnuttphd.com/index.html||2214 5th AvenueSan Diego, CA 92101||619-540-6560|
|WEB||Coming Home Project – California||http://www.cominghomeproject.net/counseling||415-563-3540|
|WEB & PHONE||Project Josiah Restoration Ministry||http://www.projectjosiah.org/||601 Polo RoadColumbia, SC 29223||803-795-8610|
When members of military families find themselves in a crisis, seeking support from the right source can make all of the difference. Crises may occur when a servicemember or veteran deals with depression, thoughts of suicide or other psychological issues related to time in service. Crises may also involve other members of the family as well.
|WEB||American Red Cross||http://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/emergency-communication||Also offers Hero Care app for cellphones|
|PHONE||National Veterans Foundation Hotline||1-888-777-4443|
|PHONE||VA Caregiver Support Line||1-855-260-3274|
|WEB & PHONE||Veterans Crisis Line||http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/||1-800-273-8255 and press 1|
|PHONE||Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline||1-800-984-8523|
|PHONE||Wounded Warrior Resource Center||1-800-342-9647|
|WEB & PHONE||DSTRESS – A service of the Marine Corps||http://www.dstressline.com/?gclid=CIO98_K7xK0CFQhjhwodLHApCg||877-476-7734|
|WEB||Disaster Distress Helpline||http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/||800-985-5990|
Domestic violence can occur in any family, but serving in the military presents key risk factors that make domestic violence more likely. For example, the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, nearly one in three combat veterans with PTSD report being violent with a partner in the past year. Several organizations in the San Diego area provide assistance to victims of domestic violence.
|WEB||Domestic violence resources for military families (Real Warriors)||http://www.realwarriors.net/family/support/domesticviolence.php||866-966-1020|
|PHONE||National Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-799-7233|
|WEB & PHONE||Battered Women’s Justice Project’s Military Advocacy Resource Network||http://www.bwjp.org/our-work/projects/military-and-veterans-advocacy-program.html||1801 Nicollet Ave. S., Ste 102 Minneapolis, MN 55403||800-903-0111 #1|
|San Diego||San Diego Family Justice Center||http://www.sandiegofamilyjusticecenter.org/||1122 BroadwaySuite 200San Diego, CA 92101||619-533-6000|
|San Diego||Women’s Resource Center||[email protected]||1963 Apple StreetOceanside, CA 92054||760-757-3500|
As a veteran, current member of the military or a member of a military family, individuals have access to specific education benefits. San Diego is home to several colleges and universities, many of which have programs especially designed for people affiliated with the military. These institutions can also help military families explore educational benefits or assistance available from the military itself.
|San Diego||Brandman University – Yellow Ribbon Program||http://www.brandman.edu/sandiego||7460 Mission Valley RoadSan Diego, CA 92108||619-296-8660|
|San Diego||Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District||http://www.cuyamaca.edu/||900 Rancho San Diego ParkwayEl Cajon, CA 92019||619-660-4276|
|San Diego||Miracosta College||http://www.miracosta.edu/||1 Barnard DriveBuilding 3300Oceanside, CA 92056||760-757-8787 Ext. 6288|
|San Diego||Palomar Community College||http://www.palomar.edu/||1140 W Mission RoadSan Marcos, CA 92069||760-744-1150 Ext. 2173/2174|
|San Diego||San Diego Community College District||http://www.sdcity.edu/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||619-388-3504|
|San Diego||San Diego State University -Veterans Affairs Office||5500 Campanile DriveRoom 1641San Diego, CA 92182||619-594-5813|
|San Diego||Southwestern College||http://www.swccd.edu/||900 Otay Lakes RoadChula Vista, CA 91910||619-482-6324|
|San Diego||Student Veterans Of America -Employment Initiative, Student Veterans Of America||http://www.studentveterans.org/||PO Box 77673Washington, CA 20013||866-320-3826|
Healthcare is an important necessity for every family, including those affiliated with the military. Although the military provides certain health benefits for current service members and veterans, members of these families often need additional support. A few organizations in the San Diego area offer support to military families with medical needs ranging from checkups to hospice care.
|San Diego||American Legion – Department Service Officers||http://www.legion.org/||8810 Rio San Diego DriveRoom 1173San Diego, CA 92108||619-400-5301|
|San Diego||VFW Department Of California, State Service Office, San Diego Regional Office – VFW Service Program, VA Regional Office||http://www.vfwca.org/||8810 Rio San Diego DriveSuite 1161San Diego, CA 92108||619-400-5322|
|San Diego||Blinded Veterans Association – Blinded Veterans Services||http://www.bva.org/||8810 Rio San Diego DriveRoom 1159San Diego, CA 92108||619-400-5306|
|San Diego||Sorrento Valley Clinic||https://www.sandiego.va.gov/||10455 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121||858-552-7475|
|San Diego||VA San Diego Healthcare System||https://www.sandiego.va.gov/||3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161||858-552-8585|
Far too many veterans struggle with homelessness in the United States. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, more than 39,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Homeless veterans can benefit from several organizations in the San Diego area designed to help them find housing, jobs and other valuable resources.
|San Diego||Welcome Home Family Program||http://vvsd.net/welcome-home-family-program/||286 Euclid Avenue, Suite 209San Diego, CA 92114-3612||619-264-7401|
|San Diego||Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)||http://vvsd.net/supportive-services-for-veteran-families-ssvf/||3320 Kemper Street, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92110||619-961-2165|
|San Diego||Community Catalysts of California||http://communitycatalysts.org/veterans||50 Convoy Street, Suite 306, San Diego, California, 92111||858-292-2020|
|San Diego||Veterans Village of San Diego||http://vvsd.net/||4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California 92110||619-393-2000|
|San Diego||Volunteers of America Southwest California, Inc.||https://www.voasw.org/||3530 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108San Diego, CA 92108||619-282-8211 or 800-862-1896|
|San Diego||Interfaith Community Services, Inc.||http://www.interfaithservices.org||1617 Mission Ave.Oceanside, CA 92058 1617 Mission Ave.Oceanside, CA 92058 1617 Mission Ave.Oceanside, CA 92058||760-529-9979|
Finding affordable housing in the San Diego area can be challenging for military families and veterans. Without adequate housing, these families may face health and safety concerns, as well as financial strain. Fortunately, a wide variety of organizations exist in this area to help these families get the housing they need.
|San Diego||Office Of Military And Veterans Affairs, County Of San Diego||http://www.sandiegocountyveterans.com/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||858-505-6961|
|San Diego||Mahedy Sober Living House||http://vvsd.net/mahedy-sober-living-house/||866 24th Street, San Diego, CA, 92102||619-497-0142|
|San Diego||The Veterans Home of California||http://www.cdva.ca.gov/||700 E Naples CourtChula Vista, CA 91911||888-857-2146|
|San Diego||VA Loan||http://www.valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm||800-317-2993|
|San Diego||Veterans Affairs Department, State Of California – Cal-Vet Home Loans||http://www.cdva.ca.gov/calvetloans/default.aspx||1350 Front StreetSuite 2023San Diego, CA 92101||619-525-3700|
|San Diego||Veterans United Home Loans Of San Diego – Lighthouse Program||http://lighthouse.veteransunited.com/||8885 Rio San Diego DriveSuite 135San Diego, CA 92108||619-296-5626|
|San Diego||Lincoln Military Housing||http://lincolnmilitary.com||Multiple Locations in San Diego||760-430-5000|
Military families face all of the same legal issues as other families. Legal issues facing military families may include divorce, child custody disputes, child support battles, criminal charges, foreclosure and much more. The San Diego area offers several resources to help military families and veterans find affordable legal advice and representation.
|San Diego||Law Office of Steven Fritsch||https://www.oceansidedivorcelawfirm.com||300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste 216|
Carlsbad, CA 92008
|San Diego||David L. Goldin, APC||http://www.headlaw.com/||Symphony Towers750 B Street, Suite 3300San Diego, California 92101||619-235-6344|
|San Diego||University Of San Diego Legal Clinic||http://www.sandiego.edu/veterans-clinic/||5998 Alcala ParkBarcelona Suite 305San Diego, CA 92110||619-260-7470|
|San Diego||Elder Law And Advocacy – Senior Citizens Legal Services||http://www.seniorlaw-sd.org/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||760-353-0223|
Spending time in the military can increase the risk of mental health problems. In fact, just during 2013, the American Psychological Association reports that more than 1,000 active duty service members attempted suicide. Mental health problems may affect spouses and children of military members as well. Effective treatment and supportive services for military families with mental health needs are available throughout San Diego.
|WEB||Help Yourself. Help Others||http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/Military_NDSD|
|WEB||Mental Health America||http://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools|
|WEB||A Different Kind of Courage||http://adifferentkindofcourage.org/|
|WEB||Make The Connection||https://maketheconnection.net/|
|WEB||Medal of Honor Speaks Out||http://www.medalofhonorspeakout.org/|
|WEB||Give an Hour||http://www.giveanhour.org/||P.O. Box 5918 Bethesda, MD USA 20824-5918||Email: [email protected]|
|WEB & PHONE||The Soldiers Project||http://www.thesoldiersproject.org/||4605 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 202 North Hollywood, CA 91602||877-576-5343|
|San Diego||North County Health Services (NCHS)||http://www.nchs-health.org/||619 Crouch StreetOceanside, CA 92054||760-736-6767|
|WEB & PHONE||Tricare||http://www.tricare.mil/||7700 Arlington BoulevardSuite 5101Falls Church, VA 22042-5101||WEST 1-844-866-9378|
Military Divorce Help
The stress of being in the military sometimes leads to divorce. Divorce can be a complicated and lengthy process, especially without the right legal aid. Fortunately, a number of lawyers and other organizations offer affordable legal services to military families dealing with divorce in San Diego, including flat fee divorce options.
|San Diego||San Diego Flat Fee Divorce||https://www.sandiegoflatfeedivorce.com/military-divorce||1081 Camino del Rio S., Ste. 208San Diego, CA 92108||619-291-4700|
|San Diego||Center For Community Solutions||http://www.ccssd.org/get-help/legal.html||Multiple Locations in San Diego||858-272-1574|
|San Diego||Legal Aid Society Of San Diego, Inc.||http://www.lassd.org/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||877-534-2524|
|San Diego||Marine Corps Legal Assistance Office||3700 Chosin AvenueBuilding 12San Diego, CA 92140||619-524-4111|
|San Diego||Navy Legal Assistance Office||http://www.jag.navy.mil/||3395 Sturtevant StreetSuite 2San Diego, CA 92136||619-556-2211|
|San Diego||San Diego Superior Court – Family Court- Domestic Violence, Madge Bradley Courthouse||http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||619-450-7575|
|San Diego||San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program – Family Law||http://www.sdvlp.org/get-help/family-law/||707 BroadwaySuite 1400San Diego, CA 92101||619-235-5656|
|San Diego||YWCA Of San Diego County – Domestic Violence Legal Services||http://www.ywcasandiego.org/||1012 C StreetSan Diego, CA 92101||619-239-0355|
|San Diego||Motiva Associates||http://www.motivaassociates.com/||815 Third AvenueSuite 319Chula Vista, CA 91911||619-691-1880|
|San Diego||Narrative Initiatives San Diego||http://www.nisdcounseling.org/||3636 5th AvenueSuite 203San Diego, CA 92103||619-786-7184|
|San Diego||A Fair Way Mediation Center||http://www.afairway.com/||600 W BroadwaySuite 700San Diego, CA 92101||619-702-9174|
|San Diego||San Diego LGBT Community Center Free Legal Clinic||http://www.thecentersd.org/||3909 Centre StreetSan Diego, CA 92103||619-692-2077|
|San Diego||Center For Family Solutions||https://www.womanhaven.org/legal.html||510 W Main StreetSuite 106El Centro, CA 92243||760-353-6922|
|San Diego||Community Resource Center (CRC)||http://www.crcncc.org/||Multiple Locations in San Diego||760-753-1156|
Military Family Services
With one or more family members involved in the armed forces, military families experience greater levels of stress and more obstacles than other types of families. Military family services are designed to help members of the military deal with the unique obstacles they face and strengthen their families as a whole.
|San Diego||Paws’itive Teams||http://www.pawsteams.org/||7031 Carroll Road, San Diego, CA 92121||858-558-7297|
|San Diego||Armed Services YMCA San Diego||https://www.asymca.org||3293 Santo Rd, San Diego, CA 92124||858-751-5755|
|WEB & PHONE||Focus on the Family (non-military)||http://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/emotional-health/counseling-services-and-referrals||8605 Explorer Drive.Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1051||1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)|
|WEB||SOFAR – Strategic Outreach to Families of all Reservists||http://www.mass.gov/veterans/health-and-well-being/family/sofar.html||Contact: [email protected].|
|WEB||American Widow Project||http://americanwidowproject.org||P.O. Box 1573 Buda, TX 78610||877-297-9436|
Members of the military often develop injuries and chronic pain as a result of their service. In many cases, these conditions require ongoing treatment. One of the most effective forms of treatment for these conditions is physical therapy, which focuses on relieving pain and helping the individual recover normal strength and mobility in the affected part of the body.
|San Diego||Wave Academy||https://waveacademy.org/||4455 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite 100, San Diego,California, 92123||619-453-0953|
|San Diego||Dan Gardner, MD||http://www.dangardnermd.com||12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130||858-560-5609|
|San Diego||San Diego Brain Injury Foundation||https://libertystation.com/go/sd-brain-injury-foundation||2730 Historic Decatur Rd#205San Diego, CA 92106||619-294-6541|
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a common complication of military service, especially among combat veterans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as many as 20 percent of veterans who participated in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom develop PTSD. Fortunately, effective treatment for this condition is available from a number of sources.
|San Diego||PsychArmor Institute||https://psycharmor.org/||11199 Sorrento Valley Rd Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92121||858-755-3006|
|San Diego||Alpha Theta Center||http://www.alphathetacenter.com/serving-the-military/||10505 Sorrento Valley Rd, Suite 125,San Diego, CA 92121||858-952-7660|
|San Diego||Sheila Henry, LMFT||http://www.sheilahenry.com/||3890 Noble Dr. #1701 San Diego, CA 92122||858-450-1965|
|San Diego||4 Heroes 4 Life||https://www.4heroes4life.com/||4026 Mt. Acadia Blvd.San Diego, CA 92111||858-245-1596|
|San Diego||Ariel J. Lang, PhD||https://npidb.org/doctors/behavioral_health/addiction-substance-use-disorder_103ta0400x/1629002092.aspx||8810 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, CA 92108-1622||619-400-5173|
|San Diego||Sven Schild, PhD||http://www.svenschild.com/||211 W. Robinson AvenueSan Diego, CA 92103||858-602-2847|
|WEB||Courage Beyond – 24/7 Hotline||https://couragebeyond.org/||866-781-8010|
|WEB & PHONE||Camaraderie Foundation||http://camaraderiefoundation.org/||2488 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806||407-841-0071|
|WEB & PHONE||Hidden Wounds||http://hiddenwounds.org/||4711 Forest Dr. Ste. 3 PMB 317 Columbia, SC 29206||1-888-4HW-HERO -OR- (803)403-8460|
|WEB||Vets Prevail||http://www.vetsprevail.org/||1105 West Chicago AveChicago, IL 60642||Member Support: [email protected]|
|San Diego||Semper Fi Fund||http://www.semperfifund.org/||Wounded Warrior Center Building H49Camp Pendleton, CA 92055||760-725-3680|
|San Diego||Jan Rakoff, LCSW||https://www.sandiegotherapistcounselor.com/||12636 High Bluff Dr. Suite 400San Diego, CA 92130||858-481-0425|
|San Diego||Operation We Are Here||http://www.operationwearehere.com/PTSDandTBIRetreats.html -OR- https://www.facebook.com/OperationWeAreHere/||n/a||Email at [email protected]|
|San Diego||San Diego Marriage and Famiy Therapy||http://www.sandiegomarriageandfamilytherapy.com||16935 West Bernardo Drive Suite 102San Diego, CA 92127||858-413-5002|
Sexual trauma can occur in the military itself, as well as in the homes of military personnel. Regardless of the cause of sexual trauma, getting prompt treatment is the best way for victims to cope with the trauma and recover. Several different organizations in the San Diego area offer treatment and supportive services to members of military families who have been victims of sexual trauma.
|WEB||Military Rape Crisis Center||http://militaryrapecrisiscenter.org/||617-381-4795|
|PHONE||Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAIN)||1-800-656-4673|
|WEB||Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program||www.sapr.mil Air Force – www.afpc.af.milArmy – www.sexualassault.army.milCoast Guard – www.uscg.milMarine Corps – http://www.hqmc.marines.milNavy – www.public.navy.mil|
|WEB & PHONE||DOD Safe Helpline||https://www.safehelpline.org/||Attn: DoD Safe Helpline|
1220 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
|WEB||My Duty to Speak||http://mydutytospeak.com/|
|WEB (CA)||Protect Our Defenders||http://www.protectourdefenders.com/||20 Park Road, Suite E,Burlingame, CA 94010||Email: [email protected]|
|WEB||Taking Back Ourselves||https://takingbackourselves.org/||Contact: [email protected]|
Because of the stresses related to military service and/or the psychological trauma of being involved in combat, some current and former military members turn to substance abuse. Substance abuse can also affect other members of military families, including spouses and children. People struggling with substance abuse in San Diego can benefit from rehab, outpatient treatment and other supportive services.
|San Diego||Veterans Village of San Diego Veterans Rehabilitation Center (VRC)||http://vvsd.net/veterans-rehabilitation-center/||4141 Pacific HighwaySan Diego, CA 92110||619-393-2000|
|San Diego||Casa Palmera Treatment Center||https://casapalmera.com/specialty-treatment-programs/military-service/||14750 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92014||858-481-4411|
|PHONE||National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hope Line||1-800-622-2255|
The risk of suicide is much higher among current members of the military and veterans than it is in the general population. According to Military Times, 20 veterans commit suicide every day. Suicide can affect service members, veterans and their family members. When someone is contemplating suicide, or if an individual is aware that someone else is at risk for suicide, several organizations in the San Diego area are willing to help.
|WEB & PHONE||Suicide Hotline||http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|WEB||Defense Suicide Prevention Office||http://www.dspo.mil/|
|WEB||National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide||http://www.na2evs.org/||PO Box 1564Buckley, WA 98321||253-256-2015|
|WEB||Armed Forces Mission||http://www.armedforcesmission.org/||PO BOX 1101Tyrone, GA 30290|
|WEB||Family of a Vet||http://blog.familyofavet.com/2011/05/ptsd-suicide-one-couples-story.html|
|WEB||Operation Reach Out||http://militaryfamily.com||1 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite: 1N03 Melville, NY 11747||Email: [email protected]|
|WEB & PHONE||Stop Soldier Suicide||http://stopsoldiersuicide.org/||5400 Etta Burke Court,Suite 202Raleigh, NC 27606||844-889-5610|
|WEB||Just Wait (Military Spouses)||http://justwait.us/||Email: [email protected].|
Transitioning from one phase of life to another is difficult for any member of the military. For example, when a service member is transitioning from active duty to life as a civilian, many different arrangements must be made. Several organizations in the San Diego area provide services to help service members with transitions.
|San Diego||Air Force Wounded Warriors||http://www.woundedwarrior.af.mil/||550 C Street WestHQ AFPC/DPFWJBSA Randolf, CA 78150||800-581-9437|
|San Diego||American Legion – Heroes To Hometowns, San Diego||http://www.heroestohometowns.org/index.html||299 I StreetChula Vista, CA 91910||619-791-6694|
|PHONE||Readjustment Counseling Service – VA Combat Call Center||1-877-Warvets OR 1-877-927-8387|
|WEB & PHONE||Coaching Into Care||http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/||888-823-7458|
|WEB & PHONE||in Transition||http://www.health.mil/InTransition/default.aspx||800-424-7877|
|WEB & PHONE||VA Vet Centers||http://www.oefoif.va.gov/vetcenters.asp||858-642-3593|
|WEB & PHONE||A Warrior’s Mind||http://www.awarriorsmind.com/||11013 N Woodstock St #54, Huntley, IL 60142||224-650-6469|
|San Diego||Courage to Call||http://www.mhsinc.org/listing/courage-to-call-2/||9465 Farnham StreetSan Diego, CA 92123||858-636-3604|
|WEB & PHONE||Stand Beside Them||http://www.standbesidethem.org/||590 Madison Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10022||212-706-VETS (8387)|
Vet to Vet Services
Veterans deal with a variety of issues that people outside of the military cannot understand, such as the psychological trauma of combat situations, injuries from time in the military and much more. Fortunately, many different organizations exist to connect veterans with one another so they can share in each other’s lives and provide peer support.
|WEB||Be There Peer Support Line||https://www.betherepeersupport.org/||844-357-PEER (7337)|
|WEB & PHONE||Vets4Warriors||http://www.vets4warriors.com/||855-838-8255|
|WEB & PHONE||Grace After Fire||http://www.graceafterfire.org/||202 ConnellySan Antonio, Texas 78203||1-888-737-3112|
|WEB (CA)||Academy Women||http://www.academywomen.org/index.php||P.O. Box 5583San Jose, California 95150-5583||888-476-6112|
|WEB||F7 Group – Empowering Female Veterans and Military Women||http://www.f7group.com/||Austin, TX|
|WEB (CA)||Foundation for Women Warriors (Southern California)||http://foundationforwomenwarriors.org/||2355 Westwood Blvd. #350Los Angeles, CA 90064||310-733-2450|
|WEB (CA)||Makeovers That Matter (West Hollywood, CA)||http://www.makeoversthatmatter.org/||7931 Santa Monica BoulevardWest Hollywood, CA 90046||[email protected]|
|WEB & PHONE||One Savvy Veteran||http://onesavvyveteran.wix.com/womenwarriors||[email protected]||708-462-2682|
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