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Survivor Outreach Services

 

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) provides long-term support to surviving Families of fallen Soldiers. Our goal is to reassure survivors that they remain valued members of the Army Family.

The SOS program connects you with people who can help. Our services include grief counseling, financial counseling, benefits coordination, support groups, and garrison and surrounding area events.

After a loved one is lost, unresolved issues or questions may surface months or years afterward. The Army is dedicated to fulfilling its promise by providing support to surviving Families. Our financial counselors aid surviving Families through investment and estate planning education, and our support coordinators provide long-term support. SOS can help you navigate the details.

SOS delivers services at garrisons and communities closest to where Families live. Regardless of your loved one’s component or branch, duty status, location, or manner of death, SOS will provide dedicated outreach and support when and as long as you desire.

SOS also honors survivors with Gold Star and Next of Kin lapel buttons. They are symbols of your sacrifice, widely recognized throughout the country. Find more about Gold Star and Next of Kin lapel buttons here.

The Gold Star and Surviving Family Member (GSSFM) Representative is the Army advocate for surviving Family members – and any survivor can contact an Army GSSFM Representative directly any time for any reason. These representatives are available to provide support and address complaints by spouses and other dependents of deceased service members regarding casualty assistance or receipt of benefits authorized by law. If you have questions or concerns about casualty assistance or receipt of benefits, your GSSFM Representative can help.

You can contact a GSSFM representative at +1(833) 313-1960 or usarmy.jbsa.imcom-hq.mbx.sos-survivor-advocate@army.mil.

 

Find more resources for survivors here.

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Celebrate the end of Army Emergency Relief's fundraising & awareness campaign 2024!

Jun 21 7 am - 5 pm
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Educational Support Playgroup

ACS invites parents with children (under age 5) to come and play together and meet new people.

Jun 21 1 pm - 2:30 pm
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Couples Communication

Learn how to communicate better with your significant other.

Jun 25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 1

Brush up on your English language skills with this free course!

Jun 25 1 pm - 2:30 pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 2

Brush up on your English language skills with this free course!

Jun 25 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 2

Brush up on your English language skills with this free course!

Jun 25 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Sippin' Tea with EFMP

A great place to have your voice and concerns heard in the community.

Jun 25 4 pm - 5 pm
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Financial Considerations When Facing a Divorce

Divorce or separation brings dramatic life changes. One of the most challenging life changes is the financial implications.

Jun 26 9 am - 10:30 am
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Smooth Move Workshop LIVE STREAM

Are you getting ready to PCS? Let ACS help you get ready for the transition!

Jun 26 9:30 am - 11 am
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German Level 1

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Jun 26 11:30 am - 1 pm
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Brown Bag Lunch

Training sessions on domestic abuse preventative measures.

Jun 26 12 pm - 1 pm
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EFMP Sensory Storytime at the Baumholder Library

Jun 26 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Pre Deployment

This course helps you prepare financially for a deployment.

Jun 27 9 am - 10:30 am
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Finding Light after Darkness

Looking for comfort and support? Join the ACS Family Advocacy Program as they help others cope with domestic violence relationships both past and present.

Jun 27 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Stress & Anger Management Class

Take hold of your temper with Army Community Service (ACS) and join this informative class on how to understand and control stress and anger.

Jul 2 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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EFMP Sensory Storytime at the Landstuhl Library

Jul 15 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Financial “Jiu Jitsu”

A Free Monthly Financial Class for Single Soldiers.

Aug 1 5:30 pm - 7 pm
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Financial “Jiu Jitsu”

A Free Monthly Financial Class for Single Soldiers.

Aug 1 5:30 pm - 7 pm