Friday, March 9, 2012

Operation: Awareness - Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Did you know that there are over 10,000 military children under the age of 18 living in every town throughout Connecticut?  Since 2005, Connecticut Operation:  Military Kids (OMK) has formed a strong coalition with various organizations throughout the state to support military-affiliated children, youth, and families before, during, and after deployment.  Their mission is to bring civilian and military communities together in a unified effort to support military children socially, emotionally, physically, and academically statewide.

Please join us at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 375 Smith Street, Middletown, CT 06457 on Thursday, March 22nd from 11 am to 2 pm to see what resources are available in your local area.

Partners in the coalition include:
Connecticut Operation:  Military Kids (OMK), University of Connecticut 4-H, Family and Consumer Sciences program Military OneSource Joint Families Support Assistance Program (JFSAP), Connecticut National Guard Child and Youth Program, Navy Child and Youth Programs Center, National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agency:  2-1-1 Child Care (NACCRRA), The American Legion, Department of Connecticut The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Connecticut, Connecticut State Department of Education, Boys and Girls Clubs of American, Army Reserve Child and Youth Services, Safe Kids, Connecticut American Red Cross, CYB Military Family Life Consultants.

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