How can Orange County honor and support our troops and military families? It's a question often thought of during the holidays or when combat makes the news. However, families and children of our armed forces active-duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members and veterans need help working through the demands of military life every day.
April is Month of the Military Child, a time to honor the countless sacrifices made by military-connected children and bring awareness to the availability of services for helping manage the challenges of growing up in a military family. The monthly event draws the support of community agencies, businesses, foundations, and service groups throughout Southern California. Since 2012 Strong Families, Strong Children has taken a lead role in organizing the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative's annual Month of the Military Child celebration.
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Free for all families of active duty, Reserve, National Guard, veterans, and Fallen Service Members
Day-of-event activities include crafts and games for all ages, family portraits, complimentary lunch with desserts, and free giveaways. On-site resources are also provided by leading nonprofit agencies that serve veterans and military families. This year's event includes services from Strong Families Strong Children, The Tierney Center, Families Forward, Working Wardrobes, and more.
Organizations interested in participating in this annual celebration of military children should contact Strong Families, Strong Children. The Month of the Military Child event draws the support of community agencies, businesses, foundations, and service groups throughout Southern California. Join past event sponsors such as CalOptima, Praxair, and Wells Fargo, as well as numerous organizations, including The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army.
Contact us online - In “Purpose of Your Message”, please choose "Month of the Military Child" to be routed to Mitzi and Ashely of Strong Families, Strong Children / Child Guidance Center.
Strong Families, Strong Children (SFSC) is a collaborative program of the Child Guidance Center. Since 2015, Strong Families, Strong Children has provided veteran and military families with case-managed mental health, legal, domestic violence, and housing services. Discover the services offered to military families in Orange County.
Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC) was founded in 2013 to enhance service delivery and collaboration among Orange County nonprofits providing critical services to veteran and military families. Services include housing, mental health, legal, employment, continuing education, domestic violence, substance abuse, child, and youth-focused support programs and much more. Visit OCVMFC online at https://ocvmfc.info.
Supervisor Andrew Do serves as First District Supervisor for the County of Orange representing the residents of Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Santa Ana, and Westminster. Connect with Supervisor Do at https://d1.ocgov.com/ or on Facebook.