You were part of the military family when you supported your service member in their mission. And you’re part of the family now … and forever. That’s why the services have designed programs especially for survivors — tools and services to help you cope, make informed decisions, grieve in healthy ways and begin to envision a life with new opportunities.
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24/7/365 Access to Support
No matter where you serve or live, free and confidential help is available.
- In Crisis?
- Veterans/Military Crisis Line
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- DOD Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Locator - Family Advocacy Program
In the United States, call 911 if you are in an emergency.
For those outside the United States, call your local emergency number.
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Contact Military OneSource
Information and support for service members and their families. About the Call Center.
Connect with support networks
Each branch of the military offers a Casualty Assistance program that provides long-term support to surviving families of deceased service members. You will be assigned a case manager, or casualty assistance officer, who can assist you with support groups, grief counseling, benefit assistance and financial counseling.
Speak with your Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representative
You can also speak to your service’s Gold Star and Surviving Family Member Representative, who is designated to assist spouses and other dependents of service members who die on active duty. These representatives provide support and address concerns regarding casualty assistance and survivor benefits.
Access free, confidential counseling
The Defense Department offers free and confidential non-medical counseling for eligible surviving family members of service members who die on active duty. Call Military OneSource 24/7 to schedule grief and bereavement counseling for survivors via face-to-face, phone, online or video counseling sessions.
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