Helpful Links for Military Families
Approximately 35,000 students in Ohio are members of military families. Frequent moves and family separations through deployments, as well as reintegration issues make life especially challenging. Ohio offers a number of programs to assist military families.
After Graduation Military Options - Learn about options for military service
Dublin Veterans- Learn about Dublin Veterans activities and resources.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): The mission of MCEC is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments, and family separation.
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission - Ohio is one of 50 states involved in the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children, which is working to ensure that military children are properly enrolled in schools, have eligibility for school activities and have assistance in meeting graduation requirements. Learn about the compact on this website. For additional information, contact ODE staff members Pete Lupiba, the council’s state commissioner, at Pete.Lupiba@education.ohio.gov | Working with Ohio’s Military Kids: what educators need to know
Military Kids Connect - Life for military kids is full of ups and downs. From adventure and unique experiences, to frequent moves and family adjustments - you may face challenges that your friends at school don't know anything about. Making connections with other military kids can help you build resilience and find friends who understand your life.
Military One Source - A military operated website designed to help military connected families in every aspect of their life. Extensive amount of information as resources to military families.
Ohio Department of Veteran Services (ODVS) - Learn about the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. Discover all of the programs, responsibilities, endeavors and goals of our state agency.
The Purple Star Award: for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.
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.