Sailors and Coast Guardsman may self-refer to the program or be referred by family members, command leadership or medical providers.
Assistance for Parents
Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offer wounded warriors enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor the opportunity to be charged only Category 1 parent fees while they are in treatment, regardless of total family income. As per OPNAV 1700.9E, Navy Priority Placement Childcare, all Navy-operated and subsidized child care programs shall give the highest priority to all wounded warriors, fallen warriors, Individual Augmentees, and ombudsmen (performing official duties). This includes full-time, part-time, and hourly care. In addition to child development centers, child development homes, and school-age care, child and youth services offered include: youth and teen programs (sports, leisure classes, internet labs), school transition support, special education system navigation, home-school support, and post-secondary preparation.
Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor families also benefit from the partnership Navy CYP has with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), which provides accessible, affordable, and quality child care where Navy programs are not operated. It is a national network of more than 850 resources and referral agencies located in every state and most communities across the country. The NACCRRA is particularly helpful for Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor families who are not near a Navy child development home, specifically Reservist wounded warriors and those receiving care at a VA Polytrauma Center.
Regional non-medical care management teams and the Family Programs and Charitable Resource coordinator can assist in finding suitable care for enrollee families, whether through a Navy program or through the NACCRRA. Contact Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor for more information at 855-NAVY WWP/855-628-9997 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Courage to Talk provides tips to parents about talking to children about a loved one’s injuries, helping them understand and cope with change and uncertainties.
- FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) provides resiliency training to military children and families, teaching them practical skills to meet challenges and communicate effectively.
- Our Military Kids provides grants to children of wounded warriors for sports, fine arts, camps, and academic tutoring programs.
- Sesame Workshop discusses and explores ideas with children using fun activities, tips and songs, and helps them gain the confidence they need to thrive during difficult times.