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Purple Star Program

Free confidential workshops, information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges before, during, or after deployments and transitions.

Free confidential workshops, information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges before, during, or after deployments and transitions.



Child Care Assistance ProgramProvides authorized Reserve and Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through CCAoA provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the US.


Fort Knox Child and Youth Services

FORT KNOX: Provides a variety of services includding: Instructional Programs; Youth Sports & Fitness; Childcare; Devers Middle School and Teen Center; Parent Central Services; School Support Services; Volunteers and Coaches; Parent and Outreach Services; Family Child Care - FCC; Child Development Center; and the Donna Kirby School Age Center. 

1 (502) 624-6703



Fort Campbell Child and Youth Services

FORT CAMPBELL: Child & Youth Services (CYS) recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.  Whenever you need it and wherever you are, CYS is prepared to make life better for Army Families. 





Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

Provides eligible veterans and their families federal, state and local benefits which they may be entitle under law including assistance with filing claims, appeals, and VA healthcare applications




KY National Guard Family Assitance Center

The Family Assistance Centers (FAC) provide a “One Stop Shop & Resource” to help family members cope with any issue they encounter as a military dependent. These centers were established to serve the needs of Service Members, Veterans, Retirees and their Families

1-800-372-7601 (option 1)
Family Assistance Coordinator: 502-607-1513



KY Army National Guard Child and Youth Services

The Child and Youth Program serves Kentucky National Guard connected youth ages 6-18. Events include: Summer Youth Camp, Military Child Appreciation Days, Operation Military Cheer Christmas Assistance, Kentucky Teen Council Meetings, State Symposium, Yellow Ribbon Event support and more. 




KY Purple Star Program



A state-sponsored recognition for individual schools’ dedication and support of military-connected youth.  The mission of the Purple Star Award Program is to instill a sense of connection and strengthen resilience within Kentucky’s military- connected youth.





Military Child Education CoalitionMCEC empowers parents to become informed, proactive supporters, allowing them to make a positive impact in the needs of their children. Parent to ParentTM provides informative and interactive parent workshops to groups and organizations in the local community that address academic, social, and emotional issues associated with a military family lifestyle.



Military Kids Connection


Military Kids Connect offers engaging tools and games. It also helps children, preteens and teens prepare for the challenges around family transitions. The site has resources parents and teachers may appreciate as well.





Military Onesource


A free, voluntary program with coaches who provide psychological health care support to service members, veterans and their health care providers during times of transition. Call 800-342-9649




Operation Purple

A free week of summer fun open to military-connected children from all service branches including the Coast Guard, National Guard and reserves, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Campers thrive in an environment with fully trained counselors who are experienced in helping children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life.



Our Military  KidsOur Military Kids offers grants (up to $300 per eligible child) to pay for extracurricular activities for children, ages 3-18, of deployed and stateside activated National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as those of severely injured Veterans from any service branch. Grants can be used to pay for a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports teams, music lessons, tutoring, and summer camp.



USA CaresProvides post-9/11 military veterans, service members, and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability

Contact 800-773-0387 for information. 



Verterans Club Inc


Provides, connection, healing, recovery, and housing to the Veteran community through their programs including Equine Therapy, Bullets & BBQ, Coffee & Camaraderie, Jeep Off-Roading, Operation United Homefront and Camp Restoration.

Contact 502-487-1464 for more information.





A comprehensive network, comprised of veterans, veteran service providers, and other community members who care about the state of veteran services and veteran relations in Louisville and surrounding counties.





Crisis Line


Connects Veterans in crisis and their families with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, or text




Volunteers of America

Assists qualified veterans and their families at risk for homelessness with access to housing, transportation, legal aid and income support resources. Contact (502) 636-0771 for more information.



Sesame Street for Military Families

Our mission is to help kids grow stronger, smarter, and kinder. Workshop initiatives focus on a wide range of issues, from math skills and literacy to health, diversity, and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help kids and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits, and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning.




Survivor Outreach Services


Exists to deliver on the Kentucky National Guard’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. SOS connects you with people and resources that can help you cope with your loss and move forward.





These high-energy camps can be great options for teens interested in adding some excitement to their summer. Whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, winter camping, backpacking, exploring the environment, running ropes courses and practicing wilderness skills are just some of the activities military teens can do. These experiences build leadership, self-confidence and teamwork skills while engaging with the outdoors.




Provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Call 24/7 1-800-959-TAPS (8277)





Please call 859.806.4297 for more information.