HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. --
Psychological Health personnel at HARB are available to help. Ms. Veronica Sforza, our Mental Health Officer's office phone is 786-415-8888. Her number has been forwarded to her personal cellular phone, so she can be reached 24-hours a day. Messages left on her phone should include the caller’s phone number (since forwarded calls do not show the calling number). She is available, so please reach out if needed!
Below are a list of offices, guidance and information you may find handy if the need arises.
482nd Fighter Wing members are encouraged to reach out to the chaplain's office at any time, both during the UTA duty period and outside of normal UTA duty periods. Conversations with chaplain staff are privileged and confidential communications. To talk with the Chaplains Staff please call: 786-415-7074.
AIRMEN AND FAMILY READINESS:
The mission of Airman and Family Readiness is to provide individuals, family members and leadership with programs and services which strengthen communities, promote self-sufficiency, enhance readiness, and promote adaptation to the military way of life. For more information on how this program can assist you with financial and employment guidance, please call: 786-415-7329
As the Department of Defense responds to the ever-changing effects of the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, we at Military OneSource are committed to providing our service members and military families everywhere with up-to-date information, resources and answers regarding its impact on military life.
- We have created a dedicated section on our website at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus for Department of Defense-related coronavirus updates and impacts. We will update the section regularly so please check in frequently.
- We will also post news and important information on Military OneSource social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest - using links at the bottom of this email. Be sure to follow us for updates and to hear from others in the community.
- Our Military OneSource call center remains available 24/7/365 for personalized support. Call us at 1-800-342-9647 (OCONUS calling options here: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/international-calling-options).
- This can be a demanding time. If you are feeling stressed, counseling services remain available by phone, video and online. To schedule an appointment, call (1-800-342-9647) or live chat (https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat) through our website.
As always, our priority is to serve military personnel and their families now and in the days ahead.
DOD EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP):
The EAP stands ready to assist the DoD Civilians with a multitude of problems and issues. They can be reached 24/7 at 866-580-9078 and via their website https://magellanascend.com. Their assistance is vast and they can provide assistance including but not limited to marital, family and relationship issues, traumatic events, crisis intervention, substance abuse, financial and legal counseling problems.
CDC GUIDANCE ON MANAGING ANXIETY AND STRESS DURING COVID-19:
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html. The website is updated frequently as the situation changes.
SAMHSA: COPING WITH STRESS DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK:
When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as COVID-19, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help. For the full information sheet, please visit: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf
NATIONAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY:
Visit https://nrd.gov/ to access a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The NRD is hosted, managed, maintained, sustained and developed by the Defense Health Agency's Recovery Coordination Program.
It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources. For help finding resources on the site, visit the How to Use this Site section of the NRD. Please see below for some of our major categories.
Veterans Crisis Line (Suicide)
800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1
Cell Phone Text 838255
Sexual Assault Emergency
DOD Sexual Assault Hotline
Homestead ARB Sexual Assault Hotline
Veronica T. Sforza, MSW, LCSW
Director of Psychological Health
482nd Fighter Wing, 514th Air Mobility Wing
DSN 535-8888 / Comm (786) 415-8888 (number forwarded to personal cellular)
Military Crisis Line 24 hour contact number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), press 1 or text 83825
PHAP 24 hour contact number: 1-866-417-0707
American Red Cross 24 hour contact number: 1-877-272-7337