TRICARE and You – Mental health care

Mental health issues are often difficult challenges for Coast Guard members and their families. There’s frequently a lack of knowledge about where and how to get help, concern about stigma, career implications and other social concerns. But help is available for members and families suffering from mental health problems. This article will provide you with some of the available resources.


National Adoption Month 2016: Supporting Older Youth Adoption

November is National Adoption Month, an initiative uniting partnerships between federal, state and local agencies. There are thousands of older youth currently in foster care waiting for adoption. It has become an annual tradition to highlight some remarkable Coast Guard families who have opened their hearts and homes to adopt a child or in several instances, multiple children. All of these families took advantage of the resources and benefits available to Coast Guard members interested in adoption. Read the post to learn more about National Adoption Month and the benefits available to military members who adopt.


Paratus Report

Paratus Report, Episode 14

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! This month is dedicated to Coast Guard families. Ombudsman-at-Large, Mrs. Janet Cantrell, discusses the importance of the ombudsman program and other resources available to help support our Coast Guard families. There are numerous benefits and programs available to our Coast Guard families, like the Adoption Reimbursement Program, Spouse Employment Program, Child Care Program, and Special Needs Program, just to name a few. You will also learn how to make a delicious dessert for your Thanksgiving meal – it’s all on this episode of the Paratus Report!


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Health, Safety, and Work-Life Twitter Q&A review

Health, Safety, and Work-Life answered your questions regarding Coast Guard medical and dental benefits via a live Twitter Q&A session. View the video responses within this post.


CG SUPRT: We’re here to help

Need a little extra help? CG SUPRT was created to help Coast Guard active duty members, dependents and civilian employees with various family and personal issues. Read more about what benefits CG SUPRT can offer you.


Coast Guard Special Needs Program 2015 enrollment deadline approaching

The Coast Guard Office of Work-Life is reminding all active duty members and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs to ensure all enrollment documentation for the Special Needs Program be updated by Sept. 30, 2015, or be administratively closed on Oct. 1, 2015.


Coast Guard changes pharmacy dispensing services

The Coast Guard Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center has temporarily changed the way pharmacy services are provided for active duty members, dependents and retirees at Coast Guard dispensiving locations.


Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

The Coast Guard is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD in April to support Alcohol Awareness Month.


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