The Warrior Support Services mission is to never leave a military family wondering how to effectively manage their finances. Our services are free and our commitment is complete. We are real people with real solutions and resources.
Warrior Support Services, is recognized locally and nationally as the Ready Resource for Family Financial Stability.
The Ready Resource Zone
Warrior Support Services provides a variety of time specific information designed to help military men and women take control of their financial situation. We understand the different financial issues that create stress for a family before their loved one deploys, the financial demands a family faces during deployment, and the financial challenges they will deal with as they come back together after a deployment. Our goal is to make these transitions as easy and worry-free as possible.
For more information about Warrior Support Services call 877-751-8080 or email [email protected]. Also, please visit our brother company at www.nfdm.org for more financial information.
Photo Credit: SFC Joel Quebec Spec. Delano Howson, a medic with F Co., 5/159th Aviation Regiment MEDEVAC, and his fiancee Sharnelle Jones talk with Marlene Ware, a financial stability educator with Warrior Support Services during a break at the unit's pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon event in Tampa, FL on September 3, 2011. Photo by SFC Joel Quebec, 81st RSC
In the past twelve months, Warrior Support Services has kept a wall to wall schedule, ensuring that no military family is left without help. A small snapshot of our efforts is below.
258 events in 22 states and Guam.
34,292 military personnel counseled.
Facilitated workshops/outreach events at:
1. Yellow Ribbon Events
2. Returning Warrior Workshops
4. Florida Army National Guard
5. Veterans Centers
6. Air Reserve
7. Coast Guard
8. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) at MacDill Air Force Base
We customize our efforts for your servicemembers based on their current Zone: Pre-deployment, Deployment, or Post-deployment.
When your servicemembers deploy our goal is to make them as financially safe and secure as possible.
- 1. Have they locked down their credit so no one can steal their identity while they are away?
2. Have they sent out letters to their creditors asking them to implement the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act?
3. Have they created a budget to help their family cope with a possible change in income?
4. Have they pulled their credit reports to make sure all of the information is accurate?
5. Have they located and secured all of their important papers and documents?
6. Are they aware of the Savings Deposit Program?
Mid-way through the deployment is the perfect opportunity for the family to financially prepare for the changes that will come as their loved ones come home.
- 1. Have they revised their budget? Are there adjustments that need to be made?
2. If they are falling behind, have they contacted their creditors? Do they know their rights and options?
3. Do they have questions about their credit?
4. Have they discussed their plans for any large influx of pay associated with the deployment?
5. Have they created a plan to pay?
30, 60, and 90 days after the deployment has ended and your families are working to make sense of their finances is the critical time to get them on track to succeed.
- 1. Have they created a new budget based on their civilian income?
2. Have they pulled their credit reports and compared them to the reports they pulled prior to deployment?
3. Have they developed a plan to pay down their debt?
4. Do they know their options if they are struggling to make timely payments?
5. If their credit is less than stellar, do they know what steps to take to increase their score?
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