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Family Life Action Group (FLAG)

Purpose

The purpose of the Family Life Action Group (FLAG) is to strengthen and build connection between communities in San Diego County and veteran families.

Active FLAG Members

The Elizabeth Hospice
Mental Health Systems
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
MHS Courage to Call
PsychArmor
Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Vets’ Community Connections (VCC)
Blue Star Families
Military One Source
Hire Our Heroes: MSEEZ
Tools4Troops
Dogs on Deployment
VVSD Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
Navy Federal Credit Union
Blue Shield – VA Caregiver Program
1Veteran.org

Group Updates

Flag Forum Conference Call 0900-1000 the second Monday of the month 605-475-3220 Code 730850#.

GOALS:

  • Goal One: Build a strong relationship with ombudsman and family readiness officers to create awareness about community services/programs for active duty families during their transition from the military to civilian life.
  • Goal Two: Advocate for military and veteran spouse employment by focusing on licensing issues in California such as transferring military and veteran spouses’ certifications to California when they move here. The overall goal is to give veteran families an incentive to stay in California and keep them and their talent here after their family leaves active duty.
  • Goal Three: Conduct CA Census 2020 Complete Count outreach to educate veteran households about the Census, its value, and encourage our military and veteran communities to complete the 2020 Census.

SPOUSE TRANSITION RESOURCES

Thinking about life after the military? Whether transitioning tomorrow or 5 years from now it’s never too early to start planning.

Bob Hope Veterans Support Program

Courage to Call
Transition support program to help ease the move to civilian life
1-877-698-7838

Family Forces
Counseling services for military families

Fleet and Family Services
Life After the Uniform: The Resilient Spouse
https://www.navylifesw.com/ffsc

Hire Heroes USA
Provides free job search assistance for U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses

HireMilitary
Programs for veteran spouses

Hiring Our Heroes
Programs for military spouses

Military OneSource
Military resource website providing 24/7 support for military personnel, spouses, family members and survivors
800-342-9647

MVPvets
Life Sciences Career Mentorship Program for Veterans and Spouses

National Veterans Transition Services

North San Diego Business Chamber Operation Connect
Connects transitioning service members to business leaders, owners, and influential people in the community

Office of Military and Veteran Resources
Provide professional services for military veterans and their dependents and survivors who are entitled to benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of California, and other agencies as applicable.

Onward to Opportunity

PsychArmor offers a free portfolio of courses for Transitioning Service Members and their Families

San Diego Military Family Collaborative
Military Transition: The Spouse Edition
http://sdmilitaryfamily.org/transition-resources/
858-496-0044

STARS Camp Pendleton
Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar

STARS MCAS Miramar
Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar

STARS MCRD
Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar

Work for Warriors
Free job placement program in California

Vet’s Community Connections
Assists veterans, military and their families transition into their community by connecting them with local individuals and organizations that can assist them in building thriving lives

VetCTAP
Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program

Zero8hundred
zero8hundred assists military service members, recent veterans and their spouses (including Gold Star spouses) through the challenges of transition from military service to civilian life


CAREGIVER RESOURCES

American Red Cross Resiliency Programs

Elizabeth Dole Foundation – Hidden Heroes Program

Maxim Healthcare
Military Caregiver Respite Program and Children’s Behavioral Care

Operation Family Caregiver

PsychArmor

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEXAbUI2VlxGy05Pt8_EVeg
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/scrc

The Elizabeth Hospice

VA Caregiver Support

  • Local SD VA Caregiver Support: 858-642-1215
  • National VA Caregiver Support Line: 855-260-3274

VETERAN CENTERS

San Diego Vet Center
2790 Truxtun Road, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 858-642-1500

San Marcos Vet Center
One Civic Center Dr., Suite 150
San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: 855-898-6050

Chula Vista Vet Center
180 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 108
Bonita, CA 91902-2439
Phone: 877-618-6534