Family Programs Mission

Family Programs Mission

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Taking Care of Our Guard Families and Veterans

Need Help?
Call 1-877-585-5655

Washington National Guard
Joint Services Support Directorate (JSS)
Building 3
Camp Murray, WA 98430
24/7 Hotline for all services 1-800-364-7492

The Joint Services Support (JSS) Directorate is designed to be a one-stop center for all Washington Guard Veteran and Family Readiness services.

Headquartered in Building 3 on Camp Murray, with locations at armories all across the state, the JSS is here to help no matter where you are located in Washington State.

The JSS is responsible for Transition Services, State Family Programs and a Resiliency Care Team.

Family Programs, Employment & VA Assistance………..……….……1-800-364-7492
Resiliency Training, Counseling, Suicide Prevention………..……….…..1-877-585-5655
Joint Services Support Front Desk……………………….……….……..253-512-7881
Joint Services Support Employment………………….………………….253-512-8540
Suicide Prevention LIFELINE……………………………………….1-800-273-TALK

Get Connected/Stay Connected
WA Guard Facebook………………………..…www.facebook.com/WashingtonGuard
WA Guard Twitter……………………….……www.twitter.com or @Wa_Natl_Guard
WA Guard Website……………………….……….……………..www.gowaguard.com
JSS Faceebook……………………………..……………www.facebook.com/JSSWA
JSS Twitter……………………………………..www.twitter.com/JSSWA or @JSSWA

Family Programs is primarily an Information and Referral Resource.

  • To support Service Member and their Families effectiveness
  • Train to build Family self-reliance
  • Coordination of programs and services that assists Family Members before, during and after deployment.

There are 12 Family Assistance Coordinators (FAC) stationed throughout Washington State in local armories to assist Service Members and their Families with numerous issues.

What FACs do…

  • They are a Federal, State and Local Family/Soldier Resource Center
  • Provide ongoing support for Military Families and outreach
  • Work in conjunction with military units and their commanders in providing necessary support with the Chain of Concern

If you have a question about benefits, resource or financial assistance please contact a local FAC and they will help you. If you don’t know who your FAC is please call this number and we’ll direct you to the right one. 1-800-364-7492.

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Credit and Financial Advice From Family Assistance Coordinators

We understand how hard it is to manage your family budget.

We can make it easier for you!

Here’re just a few things we can take care of:

  • financial guidance for your family;
  • assistance with getting military loans,
  • expert advice on improving your credit;
  • special financial support for the poor veteran families;

You will receive all three scores from the major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. This will give you a deeper understanding of your current credit and how it works for your family.

Resources (Updated 2017):

How to Raise Your Credit Scores & Get the Best Interest Rates in 2017

Other Helpful Resources for Military Families

WashingtonGuard.org publishes several resources on Disaster Preparedness, including information on how to protect your home and valuables.