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    Programs located at military installations throughout the world that handle inquiries from military personnel, retirees, reservists and their family members, do an assessment of their needs and refer them to sources of help available at the installation or in the local community. The centers may provide relocation assistance, transition assistance, family life programs (e.g., parenting, stress management), individual and family counseling, employment assistance, and financial management services as well as emergency assistance.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Air Force Aid SocietyProvides emergency assistance, educational scholarships and various programs for active duty and veteran Air Force personnel and their eligible family members. Air Force Aid SocietyAir Force Aid Society
    American Red Cross, Hanover - Adams ChapterThe American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the international Red Cross movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster, and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Provides:
  • Blood to hospitals
  • Disaster relief services - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Communications for members of the armed forces and their families - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Community disaster preparedness and prevention education programs
  • Health & safety education: CPR, first aid, pet first aid, babysitter's training, preventing disease transmission, automatic external defibrillator
  • Health & safety and disaster education for youth
  • Nurse aid testing 2x a week
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Red Cross school clubs
  • VA program provides veterans with transportation to the VA medical centers Adams County Location: 230 Greenamyer Lane Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • YorkAmerican Red Cross, Hanover - Adams ChapterAmerican Red Cross of South Central Pennsylvania
    American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania - Pillowcase ProjectThe American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free, interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness.DauphinAmerican Red Cross of Central PennsylvaniaAmerican Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania
    American Red Cross - Service to Armed ForcesEnsures that service members, veterans and their families have worldwide, around-the-clock access to timely and reliable humanitarian services. Sends communications on behalf of family members who are facing emergencies or other important events to members of the U.S. armed forces serving all over the world. Provide access to vital services such as financial assistance, counseling, family support groups, and information and referrals to medical professionalsBerks*American Red Cross - Tri-County ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
    American Red Cross, York ChapterThe American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the international Red Cross movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster, and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Provides:
  • Blood to hospitals
  • Disaster relief services - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Communications for members of the armed forces and their families - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Community disaster preparedness and prevention education programs
  • Health & safety education: CPR, first aid, pet first aid, babysitter's training, preventing disease transmission, automatic external defibrillator
  • Health & safety and disaster education for youth
  • Nurse aid testing 2x a week
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Red Cross school clubs
  • York*American Red Cross - South Central Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross of South Central Pennsylvania
    Army Emergency Relief (AER)Army Emergency Relief (AER) offers emergency financial assistance to all military personnel, active, retired & their family members in the following categories: food, rent, required travel, utilities, essential car repairs, medical bills, funeral expenses and essential needs in the event that pay is lost or not received.CumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    Employment Readiness Program (ERP)Job search for positions at other military bases; training in job preparation skills and interviewing techniques; resume writing, job search, career exploration, referral to higher education and vocational training programs; and training of volunteers in preparation for employment.CumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)Mandatory enrollment support program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support and personnel services to Soldiers who have a special needs Family memberCumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    Family Advocacy Program (FAP)Preventive education and training in parenting skills, stress management, child abuse; assistance for those using military counseling services such as abused women shelters, preventive services, community education, community resources, and services for children and families.CumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    Financial Readiness ProgramClasses on checkbook management, money management and budgeting. Info available on other financially related topics is availableCumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    Information, Referral & Follow-Up ProgramAccess to information on military and civilian agencies that can assist soldiers, retirees, and civilians and family membersCumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    National Guard of the United States - National Guard Family ProgramThe National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. In each state, there is a State Family Program Director and one to four Wing Family Program Coordinators in support of the families. There are also Family Readiness Groups/Key Volunteer Groups, Family Readiness Assistants, Family Assistance Staff, where you, as a family member, can take full advantage of any and all services available. Family Program services include:
    • Family Readiness - assists service members and their families to prepare for separations during short and long term deployments.
    • Volunteer Program - National Guard Volunteers contribute a broad range of services that enhance the capabilities of National Guard programs and services and augment the efforts of paid staff.
    • Child and Youth Program (CYP) - offers outcome based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children.
    • Community Outreach - focuses on connecting Guard families with local, regional, and national organizations in support of their everyday lives at home.
    United States Department of Defense, National Guard of the United StatesUnited States Department of Defense
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Military Family Relief Assistance ProgramProvides emergency financial assistance to eligible PA service members and their eligible family members, and must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 1Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    VenangoPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 1Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 10Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    MifflinPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 10Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 11Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    CambriaPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 11Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 12Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    WestmorelandPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 12Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 13Provides local support to service and family members of any branch regardless of their status. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Family Assistance Center Specialist provide references and referrals to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include: Financial Application Assistance, DEERS/ID Cards, TriCare, Crisis Intervention, and Legal, Community Resources. Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations. WashingtonPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 13Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 2Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    LycomingPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 2Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 3Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include: Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com, Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429, American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767, Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264, American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,Armed Forces Foundation, EANGUS We Care For America Grant, Operation Home front, USA Cares, Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.LackawannaPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 13Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 4Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    LehighPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 4Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 5Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    PhiladelphiaPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 5Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 6Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    BerksPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 6Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 7Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    LebanonPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 7Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 8Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    MontourPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 8Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 9Provides local support to service and family members. Provides information, resources, and referral services to service members and their families that arise as a result of military service. Joint Family Support Assistance Programs provide or coordinate the delivery of high-quality family readiness services to active duty, Guard, and Reserve members and their families, targeting those who are geographically dispersed from a military installation. Programs include:
    • Personal Financial Counselor - Provides direct financial readiness education and counseling services to eligible Service members and their Families. (202) 604-3592 or pajfsap@gmail.com,
    • Military One Source - Provides information and referral services, as well as promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members.717.461.0429,
    • American Red Cross - Access to financial assistance, emergency communication services, support to military Families. 1.800.733.2767,
    • Penn State Extension Military Youth Program - Supports the children and youth of the National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty. 814.865.2264,
    • American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance,
    • Armed Forces Foundation,
    • EANGUS We Care For America Grant,
    • Operation Home front,
    • USA Cares,
    Visit website for additional family assistance partners, resources and organizations.
    CumberlandPennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 9Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Relocation Readiness ProgramAssistance in transition by maintaining current information on installations worldwide and operating a lending closet fro temporary use of basic household itemsCumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
    Service to the Armed Forces - American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterThe American Red Cross offers a number of service to military families and veterans. Some of those services include: · Emergency Communications – The American Red Cross Hero Care Center is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with two options for requesting assistance (online or by phone). You can initiate a request for Red Cross emergency assistance for members of the military currently serving on active duty by using the online self-service tool. Using a computer, smart phone or tablet, you can start a request for services and track its progress from anywhere in the world. Learn more by visiting redcross.org/get-help/military-families/emergency-communication.html or by calling 1-877-272-7337. · Deployment Services – Whether your family is facing its first deployment or the next of many, the American Red Cross has developed workshops, information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges.LuzerneAmerican Red Cross - Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
    Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)Connects survivors of Fallen Soldiers (any service member who has died while serving in the military) with needed resources - benefits coordinators, financial counselors, support coordinators - to help them cope with their loss and understand/apply for benefits & entitlements.CumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks

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