Government shutdowns have the potential to negatively impact service members and their families thanks to restricting funds and reducing services for our troops and veterans. Service members and veterans can be impacted differently, so stay informed with official sources regarding exactly how you are affected.
In the event of a government shutdown, stay informed through official channels and news outlets. Plan for potential financial challenges by assessing your budget and emergency funds. Utilize military support services, including family centers and financial counselors. Explore available assistance programs, both within the military and from community resources. Stay resilient, lean on your support network, and be proactive in advocating for your needs. We are here for you during these uncertain times.
Military.com has an excellent list of what you should and should not do in a shutdown. Read the entire article here
If you are in need of assistance Kaycie Taylor, Director of Family Support. Her email address is email@example.com. Project Sanctuary has compiled a list of organizations and resource that can may be helpful. Family Support may also be able to help with financial emergencies on a case-by-case basis.
Military Assistance Organizations
If you are not located near an aid organization, you may seek financial assistance from the Red Cross by calling 877-272-7337. Each aid organization has an agreement with the Red Cross to provide the same type of financial assistance to military families.
Financial Institutions Addressing Military Family Needs