Military and veteran spouse mentoring & resiliency programs
HomeFront Strong (Michigan)
HomeFront Strong is an 8-week resiliency program designed specifically for the needs of Post-9/11 military and veteran spouses/partners. Delivered in an in-person group or on-line format, HomeFront Strong incorporates evidence-based strategies to help spouses reduce stress and social isolation, build optimism and positive coping, change negative thinking, and learn new approaches to self-care. A parallel resiliency program is also offered for children and teens of participating families.
HomeFront Strong is being disseminated throughout Michigan by community providers who are trained and supported to deliver the program at their own site. Published findings show that participation in the program is associated with decreased stress, depression, and anxiety, along with improvements in coping, optimism, and life satisfaction.
L.I.N.K.S. (Marine Corps)
L.I.N.K.S. is a volunteer, team-mentoring program, designed by Marine Corps spouses. The program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children and teens, and parents/extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience.
L.I.N.K.S. provides information on:
- Marine Corps history, tradition and language
- Dealing with separation and deployments
All Marines, spouses, children, teens, and parents of Marines are eligible to participate in L.I.N.K.S. Additionally, other Service Members and spouses serving with Marines, and Marine Corps civilian employees and spouses are eligible to participate.
Military Spouse Advocacy Network
Here at Military Spouse Advocacy Network we understand the challenges that each military spouse and their family face on a daily basis. This is why our advocates provide peer-to-peer mentorship, resources and programs needed to overcome challenges such as, being a new military spouse, caregiver, finance, education, career & employment, deployments, reintegration & resilience, mental health, transition from active duty to civilian life.