The Joint Services Support (JSS) Directorate is designed to be a centralized support center for all Washington Guardsmen, reserve, veterans and family members offering family readiness programs and services. We provide transition services, and a variety of state and family programs, to include, but not limited to: mental/psychological health assistance; financial guidance; child & youth services; employer/employee support relationship services; employment transitioning; a resiliency care team; plus many additional programs and services that advocate the well-being of the soldier and their family members. Joint Services Support is Headquartered in Building #3, Camp Murray, Washington with additional locations at armories positioned across the state, Joint Services Support can offer you guidance and assistance no matter where you are located within Washington state.
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- Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist, (SFRS or Specialist) provide a comprehensive, coordinated, responsive and CONFIDENTIAL service in support of Military Members, Families, and Veterans from all branches. Essential services include crisis intervention, counseling and financial resources, Tri-Care medical and dental resources, legal resources and DEERS enrollment eligibility, outreach programs and information, as well as referrals to appropriate service agencies. SFRS also work with each Unit’s FRG Groups to provide comprehensive training and technical guidance.
- Child and Youth Services (CYS) positively impacts Service Member / Family Readiness, Resilience, Retention and Quality of Life by providing secure, timely, flexible and high-quality Youth Development opportunities and resources promotinig the overall well-being of National Guard Youth.
- Work For Warriors assists Service Members with developing employment opportunities through: career guidance, Job skills assessments, resume development, and Interview skills development.
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) DoD program promotes cooperation and understanding between the Guard & Reserve service member and their civilian employers. ESGR is supported by over 80 volunteers throughout Washington State representing small business, government and other industries.
- Master Resiliency Training (MRT) teaches a set of skills and techniques that build resilience, which is then taught to other soldiers. With the intent that NCOs take the skills and training taught in the MRT course, junior Soldiers may then instruct and lead to handle adversity, prevent depression and anxiety, prevent PTSD, and enhance overall well-being and performance.
- Transition Assistance Advisor TAA/VA assists with possible compensation for injuries or illness sustained as a result of military duty. Helps with VA processing for qualified programs, locating military/medical history and provides referral service.
- Personal Financial Counselors, (PFC) help guide financial responsibility and accountability in money management. Programs and guidance include, preventive financial education; personal financial counseling; consumer advocacy; information and referral services, (to achieve personal financial readiness,) responsibility, accountability, stability, choice and freedom.
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) conducts a comprehensive program that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability.
- Resilience & Risk Reduction Program Suicide Prevention (R3SP) conducts Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops each month within the state to maintain training of SIOs and Gatekeepers to identify and potentially intervene with persons considered “at risk” of suicide.
- Psychological Health Program advocates, promote, and guide National Guard Members and their Families by supporting psychological fitness for operational readiness.
- Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) provides information and resources to Service Members and their Families, follows the deployment cycle with tailored events and information, provides resources for children on the topic of deployment.
- Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) embraces and reassures Survivors that they are connected to the Military “Family” through a unified support program that enables them to remain an important part of the Military for as long as they choose.
- Counseling Services for the Washington National Guard through Medical Command can be found here