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Dear Supporter,

Code of Support Foundation has been incredibly busy this month meeting with government agencies here in our nation's capital. We were invited to present at the Washington D.C. Mayor's Advisory Board of Veteran Affairs and attend a special roundtable discussion with the Suicide Prevention Office out of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

In addition to working with government agencies, our Case Coordination program was busy as they continued to focus on the needs of our military and veteran families that sacrifice so much for our nation.

Lastly, this April, in honor of Military Child Month, I would ask that we all take time to recognize the challenges that military children often undergo and continue to provide holistic support to their entire family. 

Thank you for your support and allowing us to continue the important work we do.
 
Sincerely,




MG Alan B. Salisbury, Ret.
CEO & Founder
Code of Support Foundation

Join Us In Recognizing Our Country's Military Children

 

April is Military Child Month, recognizing the sacrifices these young Americans make for our country 


At Code of Support Foundation, we have a saying: "It's not just the veteran that serves, it's the entire family." Over the past 14 years of war, more than 2 million children have had a parent deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan. Of these children, 73% have been under 12 years-old and over half under the age of 5.

Every day, military kids make their own sacrifices for our country. Whether it's painfully missing a parent while they are deployed or picking up and moving to a new school every two years, these children face challenges that many of us will never understand. 

75% the veterans who come to Code of Support Foundation for assistance have children. So this month, let's recognize the sacrifice and resiliency of military kids and continue to make sure they get the recognition and support they need and deserve.

Code of Support Foundation Briefs the D.C. Mayor's Board on Veterans Affairs


Shane Cooke discussed the challenges facing our veterans and their families


This month, our Director of Communications, Shane Cooke, briefed the D.C. Mayor's Advisory Board on Veterans Affairs. He discussed the current challenges facing our service members, veterans and their families and suggested ways government can work with nonprofits to ensure our veterans and their families in crisis get the support they need.

 

Round Table Discussions

Government Round Table on Suicide Prevention

 

This month, Code of Support Foundation was invited to a special roundtable discussion with the Suicide Prevention Office out of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Together, with representatives of other prominent veteran service organizations including Team Red White and Blue, Give an Hour, and National Military Family Association, we discussed the ways to better support the mental health of our active-duty service members and change the statistic of 22 veterans who die by suicide every day.

Farewell

 

Christina Baumayr
Case Coordinator


We are sad to say that one of our Case Coordinators, Christina, will be leaving DC and returning to her home state of Alabama after completing her AmeriCorps year of service. Christina worked tirelessly with our service members, veterans and their families to ensure they received the support they needed. She will be missed by the Code of Support team and we wish her all the best in her next adventure!

     

Welcome

 

Alison Ashcroft
PATRIOTlink Program Specialist


Alison Ashcroft was raised in Newport News, VA and attended Old Dominion University. As a Program Specialist, she assists in the development of PATRIOTlink by researching, profiling and vetting organizations for inclusion in the PATRIOTlink database. Away from the office, Alison enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and spending time with her cat, Fleury. Welcome to Code of Support, Alison!

     


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