Blue Star Families Receives Grant from Boeing to Grow Military Family Support Communities
Washington, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Blue Star Families announced their partnership with Boeing in 2019 to help reduce the isolation of veteran and military families through location-based communities. As the largest community-based military family non-profit in the country, Blue Star Families has established over 35 locations nationwide. Their more than 1.5 million military family members include veterans, active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and transitioning service members.
Blue Star Families’ community model connects all of their spouse employment, family support programming (such as the well-known Blue Star Museums and Parks programs), and military caregiver resources to provide a holistic, community-based approach rather than a narrowly articulated solution. These communities seek to increase resilience in military and veteran families through the strength of the entire community–including civilian neighbors– resulting in greater employment and financial stability, decreased social isolation, and increased mental and physical well-being of military family members.
Through this grant, Boeing is supporting three communities:
- The Potomac Region Communities
- A Utah Community
- A Missouri Community
“Military families often find themselves isolated,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. “Blue Star Families creates a network of support for military families in their communities through resources, programs, and connections to their Blue Star Neighbors. Boeing’s partnership will help us do that.”
For more information about Blue Star Families, please visit bluestarfam.org.
About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members nationwide. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.