Alaska National Guard - 907-428-6663

Warrior & Family Services

For Youth For Kids! Fun items (deployment oriented) www.deploymentkids.com Boys and Girls Clubs of America www.bgca.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska www.bbbsalaska.org Operation Military Kids www.operationmilitarykids.org Our Military Kids—helps to pay for sports, dance, music, art and other classes for children during a military member’s deployment (now also has help for children of fallen members of OIF/OEF—check website for link) www.ourmilitarykids.org or call: 1-866-691-6654 Military Kids Connect (MKC)—an online community of military children (ages 6-17 yr old) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children from pre-deployment, through a parent's or caregiver's return www.militarykidsconnect.org Health Related American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org/sections/uniformedservices/deployment/resources.html Fisher House—offers “comfort homes” for families of military in times of need www.fisherhouse.org For very Young Children www.zerotothree.org Education Related Students, Educators, and Parents (StEP) Utilizing an extensive Lending Library and large website they provide a service oriented approach to problem solving and location of resources. www.asdk12.org/depts/step/ or call: 907-742-3872 Alaska Family Directory—for parents of children and family members with special needs: AK Connect, a statewide disability information newsletter www.asdk12.org/AFD Tutor.com—free to military families; 24/7 online tutoring www.tutor.com/military Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)—educational links and resources for military connected families www.militarychild.org The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships www.finaid.org/ Presidential Freedom Scholarships www.nationalservice.org/ Resources For and About Military Families Military One Source (help for families for a multitude of issues) www.militaryonesource.com or call: 1-800-342-9647 “thread”-Connecting early care and education to Alaska (child care resource and referral and parenting!! www.threadalaska.org or call 1-800-278-3723 Military and Child Care Partnerships—PLEASE let the State Child and Youth Program (see info on front or first page of this document) know if you are not being properly assisted with this process www.naccra.org/MilitaryPrograms/index.php National Military Family Association www.militaryfamily.org National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth—a central resource on youth and family policy and practice www.ncfy.com Connect and Join—connecting families around the world! a way to stay in touch around the world 24/7 in a safe, secure, and private online community www.militaryconnection.com FOCUS Project—Families Over Coming Under Stress, resiliency training for the whole family www.focusproject.org