UACF is dedicated to supporting the many brave service men and
women of our U.S. military. We strive to provide resources and
support to families and communities to ensure that needed
behavioral health services are accessible.
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program
providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military
life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service
members, and their families. Information includes, but is not
limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse
employment and education, parenting and child care, and much
Founded in 1969, the National
Military Family Association is a non-profit organization focused
on helping military families access comprehensive child care,
health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring
communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is
the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their
new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of
programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with
every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds
Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit veteran
service organization that provides wrap-around care to more than
2,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. They are
committed to helping veterans break through the cultural,
educational, psychological and economic barriers they often face
in their transition to the civilian world.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their
families and friends with qualified, caring Department of
Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free
hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can
call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text
message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of
hearing individuals is available.
The purpose of the SMVF TA Center is to help states, territories,
and tribes develop effective, responsive behavioral health
systems for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families,
through public/private collaboration among federal, state,
territorial, tribal, and local agencies.
The SVA provides military veterans with resources, support, and
advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and
post-graduation. In addition, member chapters help veterans
reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each
chapter is an officially recognized student group by their
university or college and provides a peer-to-peer network for
veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters
often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional
networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student
veterans in higher education.
Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of
deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve
personnel through grants for sports, fine arts and tutoring that
nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away
in service to our country.
The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is
focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all
military children affected by mobility, family separation, and
transition. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, the
MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional
institutes and conferences, and develops and publishes resources
for all constituencies.
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United Advocates for Children and Families is committed to
protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you
the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of
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Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the
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to the data practices described in this statement.
If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911
or visit the nearest emergency room.
The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers
that provides resources and connections to individuals in your
community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate
support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free
to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be
returned as promptly as possible.