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Coast Guard Work Life Family Programs
The Office of Work-Life provides a variety of family-focused programs including adoption reimbursement, scholarship assistance, spouse employment assistance, child care resources, training, evaluations, education, and financial services.

 

HSWL Mobile App
For those looking for information about the support programs and services available to Coast Guard members and their families, there’s an app for that—available through the Health, Safety and Work-Life Office.

 

Coast Guard Family Resources
Here is a summary of Coast Guard employee assistance programs and social media sites with helpful links.

 

Coast Guard Pregnancy and New Parent Resource Guide
This guide offers important resource information on medical care, medical records, leave policy and other ways the Coast Guard supports your parenthood journey.

 

Adoption Assistance Programs
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program offers loans and grants directly related to adoption fees, attorney fees, court costs, and travel expenses acquired during the adoption process.

 

Department of Defense School Liaison Officers
School liaison officers provide services for military families and are the primary points-of-contact regarding school-related matters for military parents as they assist families with school issues. These liaisons also coordinate with local school systems while at the same time forging partnerships between the military and schools.

 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) (virtual school for military children)
Have you considered home schooling or do you have special education needs for your children? DoDEA has extensive resources including curriculums, public schools and partnerships, international and virtual schooling opportunities that will either supplement or enrich your child's educational needs.

 

Military Child Education Coalition
Need educational enrichment resources for your child? This site offers virtual learning opportunities for military-connected students, parents and professionals.

 

Tutor.Com
Free online tutoring and homework help is available for military families at no cost to you. It is provided by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance program.

 

Coast Guard Family Resources
Here is a summary of Coast Guard employee assistance programs and social media sites with helpful links.

 

Unitedthroughreading.org
This special program assists in bridging the gaps of separation between deployed military members and their children using the gift of reading. This program helps military members record themselves reading books to be sent to their families back home.

 

Operation Purple Camp
This one to two-week summer camp is free for children of a military parent. The camp fosters a community where kids can bond with new friends who understand the difficulty of having a parent who is sometimes absent due to Service.

Eldercare Resources
CG SUPRT, work-life specialists, and other federal resources can help you care for aging family members. This page links to caregiver support programs, an eldercare locator, and more.

 

Handbook for Working Families
OPM’s 2015 handbook covers leave and workplace flexibilities for pregnancy, childbirth, adoption and foster care.

 

Adoption Assistance Programs
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program offers loans and grants directly related to adoption fees, attorney fees, court costs and travel expenses acquired during the adoption process.

Free Boys & Girls Club memberships
Children of Coast Guard Selected Reserve and Active Duty families can get a free Boys & Girls Club membership . Sponsors can go to any BGCA Club, mention that they are military, fill out a membership form, and then their children can start using the local BGCA facilities. The Coast Guard Morale, Wellness and Recreation program will pay the membership fees. (Families at Kodiak, Petaluma, Cape Cod, and Borinquen, we encourage you to first try your Coast Guard Youth Center!

 

CG Mutual Assistance Child Care Grants
CGMA offers financial assistance for child care costs due to PCS and/or the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go to https://cgmahq.org/ to obtain more information.

 

National Military Family Association
grants are available for up to $1,500. The initial application window has closed. To be eligible, you must be active duty, activated reserves, or National Guard on active Title 10 or Title 32 orders for six months or longer, and in pay grades E1 – E6. For more information on eligibility and application windows, please visit https://www.militaryfamily.org/.

 

Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships
Did you know that educational support is available to Coast Guard family members? Check out the grants and scholarships available to the children, spouses, and other dependents of Service members, fallen heroes, enlisted members, and reservists.