Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My oh my. Resources do exist!

In light of recent controversy (that I will not get into), I want to shed some light on the many resources out there for members and their families in times of need. I imagine that this list is far from comprehensive, but it's a start.:

Ombudsmen are our friends. If your unit doesn’t have an Ombudsman, you have some other choices of folks to reach out to: the Command Chief, the Chaplain, EAP and/or other spouses.

Work Life exists for a reason. There are points of contact for various offices. POC list

Command Master Chiefs (aka CEA). You can contact your local CMC here: Extensive List (Reserves included).
Mutual Assistance. To assist those in financial need.

Child Care Subsidy Program. To assist those with low-moderate incomes in meeting the high costs of child care.

Family Readiness Guide. Information from 2001 USCG Reserve Magazine concerning readiness.

Be informed. Be proactive. Be smart.

3 comments:

Amber said...

This is NOT an April Fool's joke, by the way. ;) Thanks for bringing these services to everyone's attention. We do have more resource than most realize. Something to appreciate for sure!

Julie & Captain said...

Woohoo! Thanks so much!

Ombudsmen are really cool. Mine was so helpful for my first duty station.

Mary said...

Thanks for the resources! Very helpful list!