Family Assistance Resources

American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces

Provides emergency communications services; casualty transportation assistance; access to financial assistance; support to wounded warriors at military transition units; information and referral assistance to local community resources, volunteer opportunities; disaster preparedness information and access to Red Cross training courses. To locate the Red Cross Chapter closest to you visit and enter your zip code in the Chapter locator.

American Red Cross National Headquarters
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 877-272-7337 (emergency communication line)

American Legion Family Support Network

The American Legion's Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's war on terror.

Phone: 800-504-4098

Army Community Services (ACS)

The Army Community Service Center is a resource haven for Soldiers and Family members. The many programs offered within are designed to enhance and directly deal with quality of life issues and needs.

Carlisle Barracks
Bldg 632 Wright Ave,
Carlisle, PA 17013

Phone: 717-245-4357

Tobyhanna Army Depot
Bldg. 337, 11th Hap Arnold Blvd.
Tobyhanna, PA 18466

Phone: 570-615-8374

Army Strong Community Center

Provides support and resources to military members and their families as well as veterans.

99 Soldiers Lane
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Phone: 412-604-8314 or 412-604-8317

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is a non-profit organization of military families for military families. We partner with other organizations to provide our military families with some great programs, like Books on Bases, Operation Appreciation, and Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Families has something for everyone in the military family even the extended military family.

Phone: 570-279-1599

Department of Defense (DoD) Special Needs Parent Toolkit

The DoD Special Needs Parent Toolkit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements. The Toolkit is broken down into six colorful modules that can be easily downloaded and printed. We have included important facts, records, tools and sample letters.


Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional condition. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) serves these families in several ways.

Carlisle Barracks EFMP
Bldg 632 Wright Ave.
Carlisle, PA 17013

Phone: 717-245-3775

Tobyhanna Army Depot EFMP
Bldg 337, 11 Hap Arnold Blvd, Building 1015
Tobyhanna, PA 18466-5044

Phone: 570-615-7509

USAREC Harrisburg Battalion EFMP
54 M Ave., Suite 11
Harrisburg, PA 17070

Phone: 717-770-6234 / 1-800-790-0963 ext. 14

The Family Center at Temple University - Harrisburg

Serving military families and service members in the greater Harrisburg and surrounding communities, The Family Center partners with families to improve their ability to cope with and manage the complex emotional challenges associated with military life and transitions. To accomplish this, we provide best practices in the provision of play therapy for children, counseling, and other supportive services tailored to the unique needs of military individuals and families.

Phone: 717-232-6400

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA)

Has a dual mission -- to provide quality service to the Commonwealth's veterans and their families, and to oversee and support the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG). The Pennsylvania Military Family Assistance Program (PA MFRAP) provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members.

Pennsylvania DMVA Headquarters
Fisher Ave.
Annville, PA 17003

Phone: 717-861-2000

Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC)

Military and Family Life Consultant's (MLFC) provide non-medical counseling support to service members and their families. They offer 12 free sessions per person per issue and are confidential with the exception in Duty to Warn situations. Personal Financial Counselor is also available through MFLC program. MFLCs provide services and support to all service branches, active, National Guard and Reserve.

  • Adult MFLC: 717-673-3881
  • Child & Youth MFLC: 717-303-6821
  • Personal Financial Counselor: 717-503-5411

Military One-Source

Is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to Active-Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users.

Phone: 1-800-342-9647

National Military Family Association, Inc./Purple Camp

Activities revolve around programs to educate the public, the military community, and the Congress on the rights and benefits of military families, as well as advocate for an equitable quality of life for those families. Sponsor of Operation Purple Camps for children of deployed service members around the world.

2500 North Van Dorn Street, Suite 102
Alexandria, VA 22302-1601

Phone: 703-931-6632

Military Family Network™

Serves the military community by working with the military, governments, organizations, businesses and military families to create a network of expert and trusted resources both online and off. Through Military Family Network™, the military community can confidently tap into a wealth of programs, services, resources and providers to increase their readiness, resiliency and well being. As a news, information, resource and referral service, Military Family Network™ is committed to supporting service members, veterans and their families with a free, friendly and fun go-to Network of networks.

Military Family Network™
P.O. Box 16366
Pittsburgh, PA 15242

Phone: 412-531-1970

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Provides patient care, federal benefits, and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents.

810 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20420

Phone: 800-827-1000