Military Family Resources
At Orchard Hill Intermediate School, we are committed to providing support and resources to our military families. Below you will find some resources dedicated to military families. If you would like additional resources, or to speak with someone regarding support for your military family, please contact Terri Simmons, School Counselor, at Orchard Hill. Please visit the "Orchard Hill Guidance" page, located to your left for contact information.
"Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 18,000 Ohio National Guard members have been deployed to serve in the global war on terrorism. Altogether, more than 60,000 Ohioans have actively served their nation away from home. Approximately 34,000 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" (Ohio Department of Education, 2019).
General Military Families Resources
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 [email protected] | Working with Ohio’s Military Kids: what educators need to know
Veterans Executive Order Report - A comprehensive look at what state departments, boards, commissions and our institutions of higher education can do to support Ohio’s veterans and service members, and to make our state an ideal home for veterans seeking to launch their civilian careers.
House Bill 488 - Revised Code to require state institutions of higher education to award credit for military training, to increase penalties for certain theft, deception, and identity fraud offenses when the victim is an active duty service member, to allow for a civil action for victims of identity fraud, to make other changes regarding state support and benefits for veterans and their spouses, and to clarify membership in the State Teachers Retirement System.
Health Care Licensing for Military Members and Spouses - If you or your spouse is a current or retired member of the armed forces of the United States, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, the following information is provided to help you in obtaining licensure or certification by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Program - This program provides information and tools for Ohio families, including educational resources, youth camps and recreational opportunities.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) - The Military Child Education Coalition’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. | Voice for the Military Child: a newsletter for friends of the MCEC
Ohio Inter-service Family Assistance Coalition (ISFAC) - The ISFAC serves as a statewide “safety net” in support of Ohio military families. The ISFAC connects military families with national, state, regional and community resources as well as volunteer support services.
Army OneSource - Army OneSource, Army Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services works with parents, students and schools to mitigate the challenges resulting from children switching school systems because of family relocation or deployment of a parent.
Touching Base - Touching Base is a quarterly U.S. Department of Education newsletter for the military community.
List obtained from http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Ohio-Network-for-Military-Families-and-Veterans/Supporting-Ohio-s-Military-Families
Military Resources Specific to Stark County
https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/veterans -The Stark County Veteran's Service Commission provides assistance and information regarding finances, transportation and other services
https://starkmhar.org/i-am/a-veteran/ - Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery page dedicated to helping veterans in Stark County.
https://www.servingareamilitary.com/- "Providing hope and support through the love of the community," it is the SAM's mission to support active military members, veterans, and their widows.
https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/operation-military-kids/upcoming-events - Lists upcoming events across Ohio where children of military families can interact with each other. There are events for a variety of ages and interests