Information and Referral Services

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Information and Referral Services

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all military personnel (active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and veterans) and their families by connecting them with Red Cross and community resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.

Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service ranges from responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.

How to Contact the Red Cross for Assistance

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call (877) 272-7337 (toll-free) or contact your local Red Cross.