Discovery Resource Center
Offers a wide variety of self-study resources on a variety of topics. Books, printed materials and videos are available for client use. Computers may be used for writing resumes, and Internet access is available for relocation, employment, research topics and scholarship information. A fax service is available for employment seekers and for relocation and education purposes. Located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
Other resources include the following:
The Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) promotes short and long term recovery and a return to stabilization and a mission ready stance following a community disaster or Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO). Call 719-556-6141 for more information.
Before/After School Sitters, Homework Help, Last minute caregviers, School Holiday care — consider using Sittercity’s Military Program — The Department of Defense pays your Sittercity membership. Go to www.sittercity.com/dod for more information. The DoD funds memberships for Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force families including active duty, Guard, and Reserve.
Great Schools for Your Kids – www.greatschools.com and www.schoolquest.org
Online resources for finding schools for your children.
Military Child – www.militarychild.org/military-parent/checklist-for-transferring-students/
The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization. Its work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
School Liaison Officer – [email protected]
The School Liaison Officer provides information on Colorado Springs school districts, acts as the liaison between the military community and school administrators, provides consultation services regarding school education, and provides transition information on other school districts for military members who are PCS-ing. For information, call 719-556-6141.
Military HOMEFRONT – www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.
Military One Source – www.militaryonesource.mil
A resource library for military spouse employment, education, and relocation information, with links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) – Call Military One Source at 1-800-342-9647 for details. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center – www.ppwfc.org
Part of a nationwide network of One-Stop Career Centers, serving El Paso and Teller counties, the PPWFC serves three major customer types: employers, adults and youth.
Sittercity – www.sittercity.com/dod
America’s largest and most trusted site for matching parents with local babysitters and nannies as well as dog walkers, senior care providers and tutors, with over a million caregiver profiles nationwide. Service members and their families are able to connect with military certified care providers. Use the four-step screening process, which includes checking references, reading caregiver reviews, conducting interviews and utilizing free access to background checks to find the perfect match for their family.
Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) – www.woundedwarrior.af.mil
Their mission is to provide personalized support to Airmen who have a serious combat or non-combat related illness or injury (including invisible wounds). The M&FRC ensures that AFW2 Airmen and their families have professional support and follow-up for life before and after separation or retirement. Services include personal enhanced transition assistance, financial and family counseling, relocation assistance, resume writing, employment services and other areas determined by the individual case. Call 719-556-6141 for more information.
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region – www.ppymca.org/
The Southeast Family Center/Armed Services YMCA offers many military outreach programs, events, and programs for the military family.