Yes. This is all part of the Guard Your Buddy program. Our work-life-family coaches have hundreds of resources to help you locate child care and elder care resources. Finances can be a big challenge these days. Talk to us and let us know what you can and cannot do. We will try to match your current needs and restrictions.

Yes. We have experts to help you with such things as credit card consolidations, debt management, and budgeting. Some simple lessons on creating a practical budget can go a long way to reduce family pressures.

We suggest that you call us, keep his or her name confidential and private; don’t tell us the name. However, we can work with you to figure out a strategy to help this buddy in distress. It is important to “guard” your buddies. Call us and let’s discuss what is going on, what you are seeing, and how we can work together to send a life line to your buddy while protecting privacy and confidentiality. Keeping things silent can be dangerous, especially if you see serious signs of depression or sadness in a buddy at the Guard.

Yes. This program is for the entire Guard community, including your family members. We encourage them to call and to ask us for help in locating resources that will make your lives easier and less stressful.

We have spoken to many of your commanding officers. All of the them have told us that they want you to reach out for help for any concerns, whether your challenges are financial, legal, family, stress, physical or very personal. People who are healthy recognize the normal need to seek outside guidance and help. It is a sign of strength, not weakness, to talk to counselors, friends, family members and spiritual advisers.

Yes. We can help you to find a counselor near your home for free, confidential and private counseling.

No. By law, all of our contacts with a Guardsman or Guardswoman, and their families, are confidential. Our program is a resource for you, your buddies at the Guard, and your family members. We keep things private.