Supporting Military Families

  • Yelm Community Schools offers support in a variety of ways to students of military parents and their families. Groups and other services are coordinated by the counseling department at each school. The following links provide additional resources to our military families.
     
    Information About Impact Aid

    Read a message from Colonel Lucas about why service members, JBLM civilian employees and contractors should fill out the annual Impact Aid survey.

    Resources
     
    Military Family School Liaison Officer
    Antoinette Walker
     
    253.967.7195
     
    Joint Base Lewis McChord
    http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/
     
    Armed Forces Community Services
    253.967.7166
    2140 Liggett Ave, Rm 400 (Waller Hall)
    PO Box 339500, MS 20
    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
     
    Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs
    1.800.562.0132
    360.725.2200
     
     
     
    ARMY Child Care
    NACCRRA - Funded by Dept. of Defense
    Soka Bunn - 360.786.8907 ext. 105
    Colleen Sullivan 360.786.8907 ext. 146
     
    South Sound YMCA Child Care
    Supporting Military Families
    After School Program in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN)
    Partnered with Dept. of Defense for reduced child care fees
    Child Care Services: 360.908.0403 or bbanningb@ssymca.net
     
    Child Care Resource and Referral
    1.800.845.0956
    360.754.0810
     
    Washington State Child Care
    Resource and Referral Network
    1.800.446.1114
     
    Native American Program Liaison
    Yelm Community Schools
    Sandra Gordon - 360.458.6316
     
    Yelm Community Services - UCBO
    360.458.7000
    624 Crystal Springs Rd. NW
    Yelm, WA
    Services: licensing, clothing bank, food bank, Yelm Head Start/ECEAP
     
    Child Find
    360.458.4040
    Developmental screening for children under age 6
     
    Crime Stoppers for Yelm Community Schools
    1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or text
     
     
     
    Child Protective Services
    1.866.363.4276
     
     
    Education Information for Military Families

    Military Child Education Coalition
    http://www.militarychild.org
    The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, work-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children.

    Military Impacted Schools Association
    http://www.militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org/
    This site includes checklists for parents of students leaving and entering a new school. The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children. The organization works to provide a continuum of quality education for all military children.

    National Military Family Association
    http://www.nmfa.org/
    The goals of the National Military Family Association are to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them. The site includes information about the education of military children.

    Military OneSource
    Military OneSource provides a variety of information for military members and their families, including a section about K-12 education.

    Military Home Front
    http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/
    MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. This site includes information about military children and education.