National Guard of the United States - National Guard Family Program
United States Department of Defense, National Guard of the United States
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Description of Service
The National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life.
In each state, there is a State Family Program Director and one to four Wing Family Program Coordinators in support of the families. There are also Family Readiness Groups/Key Volunteer Groups, Family Readiness Assistants, Family Assistance Staff, where you, as a family member, can take full advantage of any and all services available.
Family Program services include:
Family Readiness - assists service members and their families to prepare for separations during short and long term deployments.
Volunteer Program - National Guard Volunteers contribute a broad range of services that enhance the capabilities of National Guard programs and services and augment the efforts of paid staff.
Child and Youth Program (CYP) - offers outcome based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children.
Community Outreach - focuses on connecting Guard families with local, regional, and national organizations in support of their everyday lives at home.