Improving the Lives of Military Connected Children

Faith Based Organizations

Toolkits for Faith Based Organizations

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Military Childrens Collaborative Group

Military families often seek spiritual guidance and support. Military Childrens Collaborative Group believes that churches and faith-based organizations can make a difference when military families face the hardship of deployment. Leaders have asked us, what are their challenges and how do we engage them? Where do we begin to learn more about military life?

Why We Partner with Faith-Based Organizations

MCCG partners with faith-based organizations all to raise awareness of the needs of military children and their families, and provides information and toolkits to facilitate ways to connect and provide support.

Deployments are like grieving a loss, the loved one is gone and you can’t talk to them whenever you want. When deployments happen the military family needs help, but they don’t know how to reach out. They have been trained to stay strong, suck it up and the situation will get better. It is difficult for the spouse caring for children, since they are now a single parent. As a result, children take on additional responsibilities at home.

Deployment is just one issue the military family faces. In addition to separations due to deployment and trainings, Military service members and their families experience frequent moves, reintegrating, and stress from changes in family dynamics.

Each military branch - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard, have their own unique challenges. There are many service members that have completed their military obligation and are now a Veteran. This is a very big transitional change from military life. Many Veterans are unsure what the future will bring and they need guidance and support.

How Faith-Based Organizations can help Military Families

Many congregations begin finding out who is military connected, by simply asking their members, often during a holiday, Memorial Day, Veteran’s day, in November Military Family Appreciation and April the Month on the Military Child.

 

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Military Childrens Collaborative Group Programs

Count Military Connected Kids

Count Our Kids

Our program is to engage states & counties to provide basic tools to facilitate voluntary child identification with the education & healthcare data systems.

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Military Boy Saluting

Salute Our Kids

Our program is designed to acknowledge military connected children for silently serving our Country in our schools and in our communities.



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Military Teenager

MilTeenChat App

The MilTeenChat App is designed to help military teens gain coping skills, socially connect with other military teens, offer peer-to-peer support, and more.


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Scouting Patch

Scouting Patch

MCCG developed this meaningful program for the Boy Scouts of America with children in Scouting, empowering Scouts to help support military families.


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Courage Coin Initiative

Courage Coin Initiative

Military Children's Collaborative Children’s Courage Coin was designed to honor military kids for their silent service.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions you may have about how the Military Childrens Collaborative Group works with Faith Based Organizations.

How can my congregation know who is military connected?

On military holidays ask those attending who is military connected? Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran and Fallen

Once identified you can support the families and their unique needs.

Need more information?

We would love to hear from you! Reach out to us today.