The Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is a command program intended to
improve communication between the command and the Coast Guard family
members. Coast Guard ombudsmen are official volunteers of the command,
designated by the Commanding Officer (CO)/Officer-in-Charge (OIC) to
provide information and referral resources and act as advocates for
family members. Coast Guard spouses and family members may
contact the Ninth District Commander's office at 216-902-6001 for
current Ombudsman names and contact information.
Ombudsman Resources for Families
- Coast Guard
Work-Life. The overall objective of CG Work-Life is to
support the well-being of active duty, reserve and civilian
employees and family members. For assistance visit the website or
call 800-USCG WLS (872-4957) to contact the W-L office nearest you.
SUPRT. Free professional counseling, health coaching,
education, and referral services for many issues such as
relationship problems, depression, legal and financial challenges,
health improvement, and balancing work and life demands. For
assistance visit the website or call 24/7 at 855-CG SUPRT
ChaplainCare is a gateway for Active and Reserve
Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their family members to
connect to a Navy chaplain 24/7 through NAVY311, to access spiritual
resources and to access resiliency links for suicide prevention,
sexual assault prevention and response, and other helpful
Coast Guard Sea Legs
- Coast Guard Federal
Voting Assistance Program
Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor coordinates the
non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors,
Coast Guardsmen, and their families.
Special Needs Family Briefing
Childhelp. Childhelp is a non-profit organization whose
mission is to meet the physical, emotional, educational and
spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Childhelp
is not affiliated with Child Protective Services, any governmental
agency, political party, religious denomination, or any other
entity, organization or institution. For assistance, visit the
website or call 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453).
Hotline. The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that
provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of
domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline
answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence
advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the
general public. For assistance, visit the website or call
Safe Helpline. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one
support and information to DoD and Coast Guard. The service is
confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide 24/7,
providing victims of sexual assault with the help they need,
anytime, anywhere. For assistance, visit the website or call
Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Free and
confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or
emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For assistance,
visit the website or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
eXtension (Military Families) is where more than 70
university content providers can gather and produce new educational
and information resources on wide-ranging topics.
MilitaryParenting.org is a free, online course
providing a "boot camp" approach to the basics of parenting.