Emergency/Urgent Assistance

Emergency/Urgent Assistance

Emergency/Urgent Assistance

Regardless of the need, help is available. The organizations listed here provide assistance in areas ranging from domestic violence prevention to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Click on one of the links below to find out more about the kinds of emergency/urgent assistance available.

Casualty and Urgent Assistance

Emergency Intervention/Family Advocacy

Military Aid Societies




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Casualty and Urgent Assistance

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American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES)
The American Red Cross AFES offers around-the-clock, around-the-world communication between military members and their families; neutral, impartial assistance, including comfort and counseling; independent verification of emergency situations; and financial assistance and referrals for emergency travel and other family needs.


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Fisher House
The Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. Every major military medical center has at least one Fisher House to assist families in need and ensure they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment.


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TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.)
TAPS is a nonprofit veterans service organization offering hope, healing, comfort, and care to American Armed Forces families facing the death of a loved one.


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National Cemetery Administration
The NCA assists with information on VA national cemeteries and other burial information.


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Emergency Intervention/Family Advocacy

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Military One Source
Military One Source helps the military community cope with life’s issues, with consultants available 24/7. Phone: U.S. toll-free: 800-342-9647, International toll-free: 800-3429-6477, or International collect: 484-530-5947.


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Childhelp USA
Childhelp USA is one of the largest and oldest national nonprofits dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.


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National Domestic Violence Hotline:1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline aims to provide safety for victims of domestic violence, supplying information that callers might otherwise find difficult or impossible to obtain.


Military Family Resource Center Domestic Violence Prevention
This Web site contains information on military initiatives and programs aimed at preventing domestic violence.


Domestic Violence Prevention

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the needs of veterans with PTSD. The Web site is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress. 


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Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Army FAP is dedicated to spousal and child abuse prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment. The Web site provides information on a variety of Army services to soldiers and families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life.


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Air Force Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Air Force FAPNet Web site provides information on Air Force FAP programs developed for the prevention and treatment of child and spousal abuse.



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Military Aid Societies

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Army Emergency Relief (AER)
The Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization, AER is is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.”


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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need and receives and manages funds to administer these assistance programs.


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Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
The official charity of the United States Air Force, this nonprofit organization’s mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and assist them in financing their higher education goals.


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Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA)
CGMA is a nonprofit organization providing financial assistance to the Coast Guard community.  CGMA strives to promote financial stability and general well-being of the people it serves. 


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Armed Forces Relief Trust
The Armed Forces Relief Trust assists military aid societies by providing a single vehicle to accept donations that will benefit the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families.