Ohio Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program
Our Family Readiness and Warrior Support programs are designed to teach Ohio’s Service Members and Families to be “good fishermen” – knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to military culture.
In addition to providing information, our programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service Members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life – and in particular, the challenges facing our geographically dispersed force.
Piano4Patriots offers free music lessons and instruments to school-aged kids of our active-duty military families. Piano4Patriots was founded in 2012 and are a Tax Exempt 501C3 charity.
2270 Salbuck Ave
Hilliard, Ohio 43206
Military One Source
Your search stops here – click around for answers to the military life questions you didn't even know to ask. Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community.
Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff – deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question you want to know the answers to. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you'll always be in the loop.
Summit County Veteran Services
Mission: To provide temporary aid and assistance to veterans, dependants and widows in time of need. The Summit County Veterans Service Office is a state mandated agency dedicated to aiding Summit County Veterans during times of need
American Red Cross
Emergency communication for military families, Financial assistance, Referral services, Deployment Support and Services
Veteran's Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
March 2 Success is a FREE website providing our users access to online study materials to help improve their scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others. Our content includes self-paced study programs in Math, English and Science, with a focus of materials on grades 8-12. The High School Math and Verbal Skills course and College Readiness online course each start with a pre-assessment test, using the results to generate a custom learning path. The learning path includes interactive lessons, quizzes and additional practice tests. The High School Science Hub provides lessons and practice tests in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
We provide 7 full-length practice tests for both the SAT and ACT as well as 25 decks of flashcards. Each section is timed and scored just like the real test. Each section can be reviewed to see if you were correct/incorrect along with a detailed explanation of the problem. You can also review the score to see the percentage, raw score and scaled score based on either the SAT or ACT scoring methods.
We also include information to help students with the entire college application process. This information includes guides to admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and a planning guide to walk you through the details of applying to and being accepted at college.
Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children. This may include children ages 3 years through the 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, along with children of Wounded and Fallen Warriors from all branches of service. The grants to children pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs. Our Military Kids’ grants keep military children engaged in activities of their choosing, helping to relieve the stress of separation from a parent by providing a positive distraction, minimizing emotional destabilization, building self esteem, and enabling academic achievement.
The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds. Launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in 2009, the campaign is an integral part of the Defense Department’s overall effort to encourage warriors and families to seek appropriate care and support for psychological health concerns.
To reach the broadest audience possible, the campaign features a variety of strategies including outreach and partnerships, print materials, media outreach, an interactive website, mobile website and social media. The campaign features stories of real service members who reached out for psychological support or care with successful outcomes, including learning coping skills, maintaining their security clearance and continuing to succeed in their military or civilian careers. These Real Warriors are proving through example that reaching out is a sign of strength that benefits the entire military community.
In addition, the campaign encourages use of the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The Outreach Center can be reached by calling 866-966-1020, connecting through live chat or emailing [email protected].
Ohio Higher Education (for Veterans)
In an effort to help veterans, service members and their families achieve college degrees, the University System of Ohio has taken proactive steps to better serve those who have served our country.
NCDA: Sites for Career Planning
Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Military" for a list of websites.
Veterans And Addiction – Resources for Substance Abuse And Mental Health Disorders
Many veterans struggle with stress and traumatic memories when they return home from active duty. This may lead some veterans down the path of drug or alcohol addiction. Luckily, there are several treatment options available to help veterans cope with both substance abuse and mental health disorders that may have resulted from their time in the service.
Protecting Yourself Against Military Scams
Scams including identity theft which specifically target members of the military are more common than you might think. Here's how to spot them and avoid them.
VA Home Loans
VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guarantee benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.
VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.