Family Outreach and Support Services

Academic Counseling

Counseling services are available to all eligible children beginning at a young age. By setting the expectation of a post-secondary education, our students begin setting their academic and professional goals from a young age. SOWF’s counselors are there to ensure that each student is on track to reach those goals.


SOWF’s communication with each student and family is ongoing and consistent. Birthday cards are sent to all “children” of fallen Special Operators, whether they are celebrating their first birthday or one many years later.  Whenever the Scholarships Team travels, we always look for ways to spend time with our students and families through luncheons and casual dinners.

Unit Briefings

SOWF’s Scholarships & Family Outreach Team provides informational briefings to Special Operations commands and units. 
To request an informational briefing, contact SOWF at (813) 805-9400 or email


If you are in crisis or need Immediate Help, please call 911 or visit: Military Crisis Line

For a comprehensive list of Veterans Programs: S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Resources for our Active-duty, Veterans and Military Families: National Resource Directory

Veteran Resources by Location: Pathfinder

Military Family Resource Site: Blue Star Families

Resource Database for Veterans and Families: Veterans Families United

Resources for Veterans and Families: Military One Source

Financial Support and other Family Resources: Operation Homefront

VA PTSD Resources: Veterans Affairs PTSD Program

PTSD Outreach Program: Homecoming for Veterans

Information and Help For PTSD: The Road Home PTSD Assistance

PTSD Signs and Symptoms with more Resources: We Honor Veterans

All about Traumatic Brain Injury: Make the Connection

Types of TBI and Treatment Options: Shephard Center

TBI and Veterans by the Numbers: Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Treatment Options at NICoE: National Intrepid Center of Excellence

Southeastern Guide Dogs: Apply for a Service Dog Online

No Cost Service Dogs for Veterans: Veterans Assistance Dogs

Bringing Veterans Together: Make the Connection

Post-service Career Resources: JobHERO

Non-medical Counseling Resources for Veterans: Military One Source