Military Family Resources
Great Oaks Career Campuses values the sacrifices made by our enlisted personnel. Saying goodbye to a parent or loved one as they leave for a duty assignment can be very difficult for children. Transferring schools, leaving friends and coming to a new community to start all over again places stress on the youth of military families. We want to help and support the entire family socially, emotionally and academically. This page has many resources to our students and families who have a close connection to the military.
Helpful Links for Military Families
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission: Information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.
Ohio Military Youth and Family Events Calendar: A listing of Ohio military youth activities and camps compiled by the Ohio Adjutant General's Department.
Ohio Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program : Programs designed to teach Ohio’s Service Members and Families to be “good fishermen” – knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to military culture. In addition to providing information, the programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service Members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life – and in particular, the challenges facing our geographically dispersed force.
Military One Source: A central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.
Ohio Military Kids: A support network for military youth who experience a loved one's deployment. Provides recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth in civilian communities geographically dispersed throughout the states.
Ohio Department of Veterans Services: Hamilton County Veterans Service Office | Clermont County Veterans Service Office | Warren County Veterans Service Office | Clinton County Veterans Service Office | Highland County Veterans Service Office | Fayette County Veterans Service Office: Assists in making applications for benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), emergency financial assistance and information and guidance in obtaining aid from various federal, state and local organizations.
ODE - Supporting Ohio's Military Families: Information on a number of Ohio programs to assist military families.
American Red Cross: Emergency communication for military families, financial assistance, referral services, deployment support and services.
Veterans Crisis Line: Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
March2Success: Online study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others. Content includes self-paced study programs in Math, English and Science, with a focus of materials on grades 8-12.
National Military Family Association: Provides information and resources related to services and programs for military families.
Pets for Vets: Pairs veterans with shelter dogs that are specially selected to match the veterans' personality.
Our Military Kids: Provides support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.
Sesame Workshop: Provides much-needed support and practical education through Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help young kids through deployments, combat-related injuries and the death of a loved one.
Ohio Higher Education for Veterans: Information and resources related to higher education for veterans, service members and their families.
National Career Development Association: Provides career development resource links for veterans and their spouses. Select "Special Populations" to access veteran and military-related resources.
Military Impacted Schools Association: A national organization of school superintendents with a higher concentration of military students. Provides useful links for military families and educator resources.
Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Program: Provides information and tools for Ohio families, including educational resources, youth camps and recreational opportunities.
Military OneSource: Works with parents, students and schools to mitigate the challenges resulting from children switching school systems because of family relocation or deployment of a parent.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): Focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition.
Ohio Inter-service Family Assistance Coalition (ISFAC): Serves as a statewide “safety net” in support of Ohio military families. The ISFAC connects military families with national, state, regional and community resources as well as volunteer support services.