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Are you in an abusive relationship? Is your abuser in the military?
HELP IS AVAILABLE
If you are experiencing domestic abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual), there are resources, programs, and people ready and willing to help.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you are in imminent danger, call or text 911
DAVAs provide comprehensive assistance and support to spouse or unmarried intimate partner victims of domestic abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), including crisis intervention, safety planning, assistance for medical treatment, information on legal services and proceedings, and referral to civilian shelters and other available victim resources.
Locate your local DAVA by clicking here: Military OneSource DAVA Locator
A MILITARY PROTECTIVE ORDER provides immediate, short-term protection issued by a commander, directing no-contact, sustain specific distance from certain locations, etc.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: If your military spouse is not providing support and you do not have a financial support agreement or a court order, contact your spouse's first sergeant or commander for assistance in filing a personal financial responsibility complaint.
DEPENDENT RELOCATION: Dependents who are victims of domestic violence may request travel and transportation allowances to be relocated for their personal safety. The service member’s commander, first sergeant or local Family Advocacy office can assist with determining eligibility and applying.
LOCATING A LEADERSHIP POC: If you are active duty military contact your First Sergeant or Commander. If you are the partner/spouse of a military member, contact the First Sergeant or Commander of your partner's unit. If you are unsure of the unit of assignment, contact your installation Family Advocacy Program or Chaplain's office for assistance.
*NOTE: Receipt of information involving child abuse necessitates mandatory reporting requirements.
Monetary support to help domestic abuse survivors get or stay on their feet after a court martial or administrative separation. Read more here: Transitional Compensation Program
Provides clinical treatment of domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect as well as education on dynamics of abuse, restricted reporting capabilities, among other advocacy services.
Find your local FAP here: Family Advocacy Program
Victim-centered advice and advocacy to assist victims in obtaining support and recovery resources.
Learn more here: DAF Victims' Counsel
Counseling that supports the spiritual resources to bolster spiritual fitness whether religious or non-religious.
Reach out to your local Chaplains Corps for more information.
DoD resource that offers wellness and relationship support for military families, including non-medical counseling.
Call 800-342-9647 or visit www.militaryonesource.mil
Comprehensive assistance program for Veterans, their families and caregivers, and VHA employees who use or experience intimate partner violence. Visit their site here: https://www.socialwork.va.gov/IPV/Index.asp
The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, Service Members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. You may dial 988 then Press 1; Text 838255; or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net
The Women Veterans Call Center will help you navigate VA and connect you with the Women Veterans Program Manager at your local VA medical center. Call or text 1-855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636) or visit https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/wvcc.asp
Chaplain (Capt.) Robert A. Henry has a very poetic and memorable way of delivering his sermons; he raps them.
Whether you’re in the military, a civil servant, or both, you’ve no doubt participated in suicide prevention training. It’s mandatory. We learn how to recognize warning signs and how to appropriately respond. We see incident-based scenarios, usually an Airman or Guardian experiencing surmounting
As the last of the lifeboats set sail, amidst the flares that lit the currents below the stars, the four chaplains remained upon the sinking ship with the remaining crew, linking arms, saying prayers and singing hymns."It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven," said
Base chaplains, religious affairs staff, and Raiders from around the installation gathered to recognize outstanding Airmen and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force chaplain corps at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Jan. 31, 2024.
U.S. Air Force Chaplain Major General Randall Kitchens, U.S. Air Force chief of chaplains, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Sadie Chambers, Religious Affairs senior enlisted advisor, visited Minot Air Force Base (AFB) Jan. 28-30, 2024.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Starr, chapel augmentee flight NCOIC, has answered the call to become one of the Air Force’s newest chaplains. The journey to become a chaplain has been a lengthy one for Starr. Through hard work and determination, he’s paved the path to accomplishing his goal.