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Family Resource Program

The Family Resource Specialist of the Coast Guard’s Work-Life Staff is the primary point of contact for all Coast Guard members and their families in the areas of Special Needs, Child Care, Elder Care, Scholarships for dependents, and the Coast Guard’s Adoption Reimbursement Program. The services that can be received from the Family Resource Specialist include, Special Needs training to units, information about the Coast Guard’s Special Need Program, assistance in the enrollment process, information and referrals to community support services and management of Special Needs Case records.

The Family Resource Specialist can assist spouses living in government owned or leased housing to become Coast Guard certified Family Child Care providers. For individuals considering adoption of children, the Family Resource Specialist can provide the Adoption application and information to participate in the Coast Guard’s Adoption Reimbursement Program. Annually in January through April, family members can obtain a detailed Scholarship packet listing the available Coast Guard Scholarships. Community resources by county for Child and elder care programs can also be obtained from the Family Resource Specialist.

Scholarships and Grants

Students are encouraged to find out about all available financing options, particularly "free money" that does not have to be repaid, such as scholarships and grants. To start, students should meet with their high school guidance counselor and contact the financial aid office of the college(s) they are applying to or are currently attending.

Here are links to several on-line services that provide free information about thousands of scholarships, grant opportunities, and federally-sponsored loans:

Coast Guard Additional Scholarship Resources
The FastWeb! On-line Scholarship Search
Student Financial Assistance Information from the U.S. Department of Education
The FedMoney List of all U.S. Government Programs Benefiting Students

FEEA National Headquarters
3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd
Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80227
Phone: (303) 933-7580
Fax: (303) 933-7587

Child Care Subsidy Benefit Program Information

The United States Coast Guard (CG) and General Services Administration (GSA) have partnered to provide affordable child care for Coast Guard members. Please see their website for information at GSA Child Care Information Portal.

Internet Special Need Resources
USCG HQ Website Special Need
DD Form 2792, Family Member Medical History
DD Form 2792, Special Education/Early Intervention Summary
ALCOAST 400-11 Special Needs Program Policy Updates
Parenting Children with Special Needs
From Emotions to Advocacy
California Department of Education

Internet Family Child Care Resources
USCG HQ Website Family Child Care

Internet Adoption Resources
USCG HQ Website Adoption

Internet Eldercare Resources
USCG HQ Website Eldercare
Need Assistance in finding a nursing home?
Family Caregiver Alliance (Caregiving Issues and Strategies)

Internet Scholarship Resources
USCG HQ Website Scholarship Program
Scholarships for Military Members or Related Family
Scholarship Finder



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Sexual Assualt Helpline
Child Abuse Helpline
Domestic Violence Helpline
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Ready Coast Guard

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