Office of Work-Life Programs -
Spouses' Clubs Program
Spouses’ clubs provide a support system, create fellowship
opportunities, offer community service, and furnish educational information.
All clubs seek to improve the quality of life of their members, while
promoting the feeling of belonging to the Coast Guard community.
Spouses’ clubs provide important community outreach for newcomers. Clubs
support the unit’s Ombudsman, assist with sponsor or orientation programs,
conduct or coordinate community service projects, update relocation
packages, provide community support in emergency situations, and provide
other types of support based on the unique needs of their local community.
Spouses’ clubs support Coast Guard Work-Life programs by participating in
selected family-related initiatives and sponsoring workshops or other
training opportunities related to service benefits.
Policy and Guidance
Services and Resources Available
The following services and resources are available within the Coast Guard
Spouses' Clubs Program:
- National Council of Coast Guard Spouses' Clubs
The National Council of Coast Guard Spouses' Clubs assists
new clubs and helps them develop their bylaws.
The National Council of Coast Guard Spouses' Clubs is
comprised of Coast Guard spouses who provide advisory
resources and assistance to support Coast Guard Spouses'
Clubs. The Council is dedicated to strengthening Coast Guard
spouses’ club environments and fostering the unique pride
that comes from sharing experiences with other Coast Guard
spouses. Their mission is to provide resource support and
advisory assistance regarding club matters, and to establish
a central location for spouses to identify and connect with
spouses' clubs across the nation.
The Council assists spouses’ clubs by:
- Issuing Certificates of Affiliation
- Advising existing clubs upon request
- Aiding in the establishment of new spouses’ clubs
- Aiding in the dissolution of inactive clubs
- Providing material support to spouses’ clubs
- Providing educational information on current Work-Life
- Serving as a liaison between Office of Work-Life
- Directory of Coast Guard Spouses' Clubs
- Spouses’ Club Job Aid (coming soon)
The Spouses’ Club Job Aid provides spouses’ clubs with
information and ideas for establishing and maintaining
Coast Guard Family Resources - This .pdf with key resource
links makes an ideal handout
Point of Contact
If you need additional assistance beyond the information provided here,
please contact the Spouses’ Clubs Program Manager, Ms. Christine DeGraw, at
(202) 475-5142, or email at
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Last Modified 2/12/2015