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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.

More Community Support

Rules of Engagement: Couples Communication

This class will help to improve communication with your significant other.

Mar 28 6 pm - 7:30 pm
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EFMP Easter Egg Hunt

ACS registered EFMP Families are invited to join us for a fun eggstravaganza!

Apr 1 11 am - 1 pm

Garden Days

Help us prepare our HAC Library Garden for the growing season!

Apr 3 2 pm - 4 pm
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Garden Days

Help us prepare our HAC Library Garden for the growing season!

Apr 3 2 pm - 4 pm
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Pinwheel Planting and Craft

Every child should experience playfulness and joy!

Apr 4 11 am - 1 pm
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Food Distribution Event

Join the fight to eradicate hunger in our Community!

Apr 6 11 am - 2 pm
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Game Night

Enjoy a fun night of play with Army Community Service (ACS).

Apr 7 6 pm

Game Night

Enjoy a fun night of play with Army Community Service (ACS).

Apr 7 6 pm
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Newcomers' Orientation

Learn more about Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area.

Apr 11 9 am - 12 pm
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Lunch and Learn with CYS

Providing education to parents and CYS staff members.

Apr 12 12 pm - 1 pm
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Budget and Debt Management

This virtual class will teach you how to budget, financially prepare for emergencies and so much more.

Apr 13 12 pm - 1 pm

Springfest

Join the festivities as we celebrate our military children and youth!

Apr 15 11 am - 3 pm
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Car Buying Training

Simplify your car purchase experience with the Financial Readiness Program (FRP).

Apr 19 12 pm - 1 pm
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Employment and Resume Assistance Classes

Start your career on the right foot with our Employment Readiness Program (ERP).

Apr 20 10 am - 12 pm
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Parents’ Corner

Healthy parenting can be challenging. The New Parent Support Program can help.

Apr 20 12 pm

Play Morning

Prepare to have a blast with Army Community Service (ACS) and other families during this fun learning experience.

Apr 21 11 am - 1 pm
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First Time Home Buyer

Join this virtual class and learn what goes into buying a home.

Apr 27 12 pm - 1 pm
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Date and Paint

Nothing brings family closer than having fun together!

Apr 28 6 pm - 8 pm
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Newcomers' Orientation

Learn more about Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area.

May 9 9 am - 12 pm

Newcomers' Orientation

Learn more about Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area.

May 9 9 am - 12 pm
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Planning Your Retirement

Join this virtual class and start preparing for your retirement now!

Jun 9 12 pm - 1 pm
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Newcomers' Orientation

Learn more about Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area.

Jun 13 9 am - 12 pm
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Newcomers' Orientation

Learn more about Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area.

Jul 11 9 am - 12 pm
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Newcomers' Orientation

Learn more about Fort Belvoir and the surrounding area.

Jul 11 9 am - 12 pm