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Last modified on: August 19, 2017

Veterans & Military
Military Families
Military One Source
Military One Source provides parenting information for veterans, including topics such as "Helping Your Teenager Manage Stress" and "Adopting a Child With Special Needs As a Military Family."
United Through Reading
United Through Reading is a non-profit organization that connects deployed military parents to their children by offering parents the opportunity to be video-recorded while reading books to their children. This charity has proven to decrease children's anxiety and service members' stress during times of deployment.
National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association provides detailed information and links to external resources about various topics that may be beneficial to veteran parents. Additionally, the organization provides educational scholarships for military spouses and information about exciting opportunities for military children.
Parenting for Service Members and Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides a training module for service member and veteran parents as they prepare themselves for positive interactions with their child when they reintegrate into family life. The training shares stories of others with similar experiences and gives practical advice on how to communicate and relate to their children after a time lapse.
Military Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect lists parenting ideas for different phases of deployment for children of all ages.
For Kids
Sesame Street for Military Families
Sesame Street for Military Families' workshops were designed to support families and particularly children as they readjust to their parent's deployment or homecoming. They cover a wide array of topics and present material in a child-friendly manner that is easily understood by children.
Tutor.com
Tutor.com offers a tutoring program which is available at no-cost for service members and eligible dependents. Funded by the Department of Defense, the program connects students with personalized help in 40 school subjects, at almost any time during the day.
Housing
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Veterans
The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Veteran's page provides a list of Veterans Justice Outreach specialists that help to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of veterans due to mental illness and extended incarceration.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans provides websites, addresses, and phone numbers of services or programs that can assist veterans experiencing homelessness or veterans at risk of homelessness
1-877-4AID-VET
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans.
Financial Education
Military One Source
Military One Source provides financial and legal resources for veterans.
Better Money Habits
Better Money Habits provides tips and information about military finances using clear, concise, and visually appealing methods.
Employment
Career One Stop
CareerOneStop provides links to government programs to assist transitioning service members looking for employment, training, or financial assistance.
Veterans Employment and Training Service
The United States Department of Labor supports veterans as they search for civilian jobs with resources such as skills translator or resume builder.
U.S. Department of Labor
The United States Department of Labor provides employment resources for veterans.
eBenefits Veterans Employment Center
The eBenefits Veterans Employment Center connects veterans with meaningful employment and career opportunities.
Physical and Mental Health/Counseling
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website contains access to health care information, special benefits available for veterans, and other resources designed especially for veterans.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs resource that connects veterans and service members in crisis with information and qualified responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, and text messaging service.
Real Warriors
Real Warriors is designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans, and military families.
The Soldiers Project
The Soldiers Project helps service members face challenges by providing free, individualized psychological treatment to those men and women who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts as well as their support systems: spouses, parents, children, grandparents, boyfriends, girlfriends, friends, and colleagues.
TRICARE
TRICARE is a health plan for active duty and retired service members, their spouses, and their children that requires no out-of-pocket costs for the covered services.
General
Veterans Benefits Administration
The Veterans Benefits Administration provides a variety of benefits and services to service members, veterans, and their families.
Veterans Affairs PA Directory Guide
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a directory of VA Administration Offices in Pennsylvania.
Post-9/11 GI Bill
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a webpage that lists all the benefits and criteria of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Returning Veteran Checklist
Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs provides a transitioning checklist for veterans returning home.
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs provides a pamphlet which outlines the "Benefits and Services For Veterans and Their Beneficiaries in Pennsylvania."
Red Cross
The Red Cross provides temporary emergency shelter as well as other resources for military families.
Parents & Family
Better Kid Care
Online parenting training and resources provided by the Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement Information for Parents
Helpful links and guides for parents regarding child support.
National Fatherhood Initiative
A non-profit organization that offers free resources aimed at promoting responsible and involved fatherhood. The National Fatherhood Initiative does not provide direct services, but does offer links, training, and other resources.
Sesame Workshop: For Parents
From Sesame Street and PBS: educational tips, activities, and videos for parents and children.
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Healthy marriage and relationship education to strengthen families and promote self-sufficiency.
Family Centers
School and community-based organizations with resources for parents and families, including parent support groups, adult education, family activities, and childcare programs.
Government
Federal Government
The United States Governments Official Web Portal
Pennsylvania Government
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Official Web Portal
Other State websites
Links to other states' websites
County Governments
County Commissioner's Association of Pennsylvania
Employers
National Directory of New Hires
National directory of employment and unemployment insurance information
Pennsylvania New Hire Website
Report all newly-hired employees
Pennsylvania Labor and Industry
Serves Pennsylvania's workforce and employers.
National Medical Support Notice
Information about enforcing Medical Support Orders.
Child Support
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Responsible for federal child support program
Other State Child Support Websites
Links to states' child support websites
Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines
Information regarding child support guidelines
Pennsylvania Unclaimed Property
Locate Unclaimed Property In Pennsylvania
Social & Medical Services
Administration for Children and Families(ACF)
Federal agency that oversees all programs related to children and families
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Apply for benefits online through Pennsylvania's official human services website.
Social Security Online
Official website of the Social Security Administration
Department of Labor & Industry
Administers unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
Contact information for free or low cost legal services in your area.
CHIP
Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program
COBRA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act - Continuation of Health Coverage after the termination of employment
HIPAA
Rights and Protections Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Medicare
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
PA Insurance Dept
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is an objective source of information that can help you understand the complexities of your insurance coverage.