Transitions in life are difficult, regardless of the circumstances. For military service members and their families, it can be even harder. The Camaraderie Foundation understands, and we’re here to help.
Counseling Scholarships – The Camaraderie Foundation provides 100% financial support for private counseling services to qualifying military service members and their families to help combat the invisible wounds of war. As a supplement to what is offered by the military, these private sessions are conducted by licensed professionals and include anything from marital counseling to dealing with symptoms of PTSD. And, if we don’t already have a counselor listed who meets your needs or location, we’ll find one … because we’re in this battle together. For more information about counselors in your area or how to apply, view our “counseling” page.
Through our C.A.M. (Community and Military) programs, Camaraderie offers comprehensive services to build a network of support around military families, provide relevant resources and help adjust to pre- and post-deployment life. Our goal is to build a community within a community. These initiatives include:
C.A.M. Family Fun Days – Military families are under significant emotional strain and often don’t have the opportunity to connect with peers. Through community partnerships, Camaraderie offers family-friendly events that are free of charge to help couples reconnect, let kids be kids and to just have fun.
Next Family Funday: TBA.
C.A.M. Peer to Peer Groups – These peer-to-peer discussion groups are designed to allow spouses to connect with other spouses while sharing challenges, learning from each other, and fostering friendships.
Mentor Leadership Program – Transitioning home from the battlefield or to civilian life can be difficult, especially trying to do it on your own. This new twelve month program pairs a OIF/OEF veteran or servicemember with two mentors to introduce them to networking events in Central Florida and offer guidance in the transition. In addition, through a partnership with Fifth Third Bank and Orlando Jobs, classes will be offered to assist with job skills, resume writing, and financial guidance. For more information or to be considered for the 2014 class, email firstname.lastname@example.org