The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded, or fallen. We provide families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives. Our more than 40 years of service and accomplishments have made us a trusted resource for military families and the Nation’s leaders.
OutServe-SLDN: OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America’s military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 12,000 requests for assistance.
Strong Bonds: Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training.
Military Acceptance Project: The Military Acceptance Project (MAP) is an organization established for the purpose of promoting social justice, equality, and fair treatment for all service members. Graduate students and faculty at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work at the San Diego Academic Center founded this organization.
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA): UUA affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and PFLAG-DC: Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Our family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children — straight and gay — to lead happy and productive lives.
You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services: To combat negative stigma and provide streamlined information about health and human services for U.S. veterans. You Are Strong! Researches and coordinates information currently available throughout the country that serves veterans and streamlines that information to make it easily understandable and accessible to veterans.
SWAN’s vision is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and the freedom to serve in uniform without threat of harassment, discrimination, intimidation or assault. SWAN also seeks to reform veterans’ services on a national scale to guarantee equal access to quality health care, benefits and resources for women veterans and their families.
The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) fills the gaps in support for injured service members and their families. During recovery at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, YRF provides free hotel stays, rental cars, and cab rides for visiting loved ones; hospital social events plus sports and cultural outings; massages and more for family caregivers; and career and educational mentoring. YRF also offers support after injured veterans go home.
Military Family Research Institute (MFRI). Through research and outreach, the (MFRI) works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families across the country. At MFRI, we work every day as a “force multiplier” for the support of military families.