Veteran/Military Family Resources
UI Campus Resources
- The Family Services Office has DVDs for families to help young children understand deployment, homecoming and the grieving process. If you are interested in checking one of these out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-335-1371.
- Faculty and Staff Services/Employee Assistance Program has family and individual counseling available to UI employees and their families. This confidential service is available at no cost and is provided by caring, licensed professionals. For more information please call the EAP at 319-335-2085 or email EAPhelp@uiowa.edu.
Student Information and UI Campus Resources
- Office of the Registrar - Veteran’s Affairs - or contact John Mikelson in the Veterans Center at email@example.com, 319-384-2020, 111 Communications Center, Iowa City, IA 52242
- Military Activation Policy for students
- University Counseling Service - The primary mental health agency for students on The University of Iowa campus. UCS is a professional staff of twelve doctoral-level psychologists, and three psychology interns and provides short-term individual, group, and couples counseling to students. They also provide consultation, psycho educational programs, and training.
- UI ROTC page
- Life After War: Post-Deployment Issues course - To register contact the course instructor, Tamara Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Student Veterans of America
Family and Caregiver Resources
Child Care and Family Resources
- National Guard Families - For National Guard families seeking child care financial assistance call (800)424-2246 or email email@example.com.
- Military Partnerships Program - For families in other branches of the military. This site is called Military Partnerships, National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
- Military Reconnect Program – YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Iowa - call Sue Johnson at 515-224-9901 ext 255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Military Kids Connect - Web site for parents and educators to explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children.
- Our Military Kids is a national organization established to help assist National Guard and Reserve Families with the costs involved in extracurricular activities. National Guard and Reserve Families, with a deployed Service Member, may apply for grants of up to $500. All grants, upon approval, are paid directly to the group or organization providing the service. Families can access the application by going to the Our Military Kids website at: http://www.ourmilitarykids.org
- Compass Retreat Center -
Members of the National Guard and Reserves, their spouses and children can attend camp for one week to work on healing of mind, body and spirit through family activities, workshops, small group encounters, team-building and trust-building exercises. The optimal time for participation is no sooner than six months post-deployment.
- United Through Reading Military Program helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children's books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home. Please refer to the website for program locations and more information.
- Joint Services Support (JSS) - The JSS portal is sponsored by the National Guard, designed to serve as a resource and information link between Families, Service Members, volunteers and educators. When you register, you will receive regular updates on new resources available to those working with military children and Families. You can access the JSS portal at: www.jointservicessupport.org. Once registered, you will also have access to key contacts throughout the state who can serve as resources for you.
- Army Reserve Family Programs
- Marine Corp Family Life
- Armed Forces Cross Roads
- Shipping Out and Moving Around - A Resource Guide for Military Families
Local and National Resources
Page Last Updated July 2011