Organizations Supporting the Military Child

The following list provides a sample – by no means a comprehensive list – of organizations working to support the military child.

SupportingChildToolkit10Department of Defense Education Activity 
DoDEA's schools serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees throughout the world.

Military Child Education Coalition
A nonprofit organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition.

Military Impacted School Association
A national organization of school superintendents whose mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.

Military OneSource
A free support service provided by the Department of Defense offering assistance and resources to service members and their families on many different issues.

National Military Family Association
NMFA's mission it to fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the nation’s respect for their service.

Operation Military Kids
Through a network of community partners, this collaborative effort of the U.S. Army provides program opportunities for youth and connects them to support resources where they live.

Our Military Kids
Provides tangible support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring.

SOFAR (Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists)
A pro bono, mental health project that provides free psychological support, psychotherapy, psychoeducation and prevention services to extended family of reserve and national guard deployed during the Global War on Terrorism.

Washington State  Office of Public Instruction
A host of resources for educators and parents.

Return to the AASA Toolkit: Supporting the Military Child.