Tag: Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Dear Coast Guard Family: New Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program

The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program is now providing financial assistance to eligible families who are faced with out-of-pocket costs associated with shipping breast milk while the mother is away from home for more than 72 hours due to deployment, underway period, temporary duty, excused absences, or business trips.

Dear Coast Guard Family: Tips and resources for new spouses

Once a month, the Compass will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families written by Coast Guard spouse, Rachel Conley. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate of

Continue reading

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.

From the Homefront: Assistance when crises strike

Shelley Kimball’s newest “From the Homefront” blog highlights three Coast Guard-specific agencies that are ready to help: The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the Coast Guard Foundation.

Changes to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance program

CGMA LogoCGMA Logo
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance program recently announced changes to the Supplemental Education Grant or SEG and has implemented a number of new assistance programs updates. All of the programs listed below are effective as of Jan. 1, 2015.

From the Homefront: Ombudsmen share their secrets to success

Every Coast Guard ombudsman has a list of favored resources and services that are as distinct as the families they serve. Families’ needs, whether on cutters, at stations or “geobaching,” are diverse and ombudsmen are prepared to respond. This week, I asked them to open their toolboxes and share the resources they find most useful for Coastie families.