Military OneSource Military OneSource is a free 24/7/365 information and referral service available via toll-free telephone and Internet access to Active Duty, Reserve and Guard (regardless of activation status) and their immediate family members. The services of Military OneSource are especially beneficial to those geographically separated from installation services or those who are unable to seek assistance during traditional working hours. The Military OneSource program improves the quality of life of military families and the overall effectiveness of the military community.
· Calls to Military OneSource (1-800-342-9647) are answered live by trained Master's level consultants. Support includes personalized consultations on specific issues such as deployment, relocation, parenting, education, special needs, and finances.
· Military OneSource offers up to 12 counseling sessions, per issue, per family member at no cost. Non-medical counseling is designed to provide support with such issues as adjustment to situational stressors, stress management, decision making, communication, grief, blended-family issues, and parenting-skills issue. Counseling is available via three different methods: face-to-face, telephonic, and online, each of which is accessed by contacting Military OneSource. The consultant will assess the situation and help you determine which kind of assistance will be most beneficial, and in most cases, the referral is made with someone who is available within 72 hours.
· The interactive Web site, www.MilitaryOneSource.mil, includes search and decision tools; locators for education and child care; educational materials; recordings; links to military and community resources; financial calculators, search by topic, live online workshops, podcasts, discussion boards, and "Email a consultant." During the tax season, service members can prepare and file federal and state tax returns at no cost.
· Prepaid educational materials are available in a variety of formats (booklet, CD, cassette, and electronic downloads) and can be ordered via phone or online.
For more information on these services, please call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 or visit their website at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil.
If you would like a briefing or looking how to find resources for your event or meeting on what Military OneSource has to offer, please contact Mitch Barta at 701-333-4812 or by e-mail.