This is a very broad effort, mostly working to coordinate with other government agencies and especially non-profits to offer help to this population, which is less than 1% of the residents of the United States. While there are many needs that are challenging to meet in this population some that the campaign has recently focused its efforts on:
- Jobs for military spouses--we're moving about every 2-3 years, so unemployment is much higher in this population than the civilian population. Also some licenses, like nursing licenses, do not translate well across state lines.
- Health care available to veterans--this can be a spiderweb to navigate
- Simple services from civilian groups to help--like offering to
- mow the lawn when the spouse is deployed and the at-home parent has little kids and no easy way to keep up with yard work
- child-sit while non-deployed parent goes grocery shopping or to a doctor's appointment.