Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)
Army Community Service (ACS)
4700 Mow-Way, Suite 100
Phone: (580)442-4282/4329 & (580) 442-4916
To ensure we deliver on our commitment to Families of Fallen Soldiers, we are pleased to announce the implementation of The Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) network. The SOS is a comprehensive, multi-agency and multi-component approach to service delivery.
We are honored to serve all of the Family members of Fallen Soldiers within our two state area of operation (AOR), Oklahoma and Arkansas.
While Family members of the Fallen will continue to have a Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO) assigned to them, there will now be a long term Support Coordinator located at Army Community Service available to Survivors who are interested in “staying in touch” with their extended military family. The Support Coordinator will serve as a guide through the multiple agencies available to assist Survivors.
Some of these SOS agencies are listed below:
- Casualty Assistance Center (CAC)
- Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
- Army Community Service
- Army Emergency Relief
- Military Family Life Consultants
- Child and Youth Services
- Garrison Chaplains/Family Life Chaplains
- Legal Referral
- Tax Assistance
- Transportation Household Goods
- State Benefits
Survivor Outreach Services are available to all Survivors, not just Survivors of the current conflict, and are available until the Survivor desires to discontinue service. The support and assistance established under the SOS umbrella will allow us to better service our surviving Family members over a longer period.
- TRICARE Survivor Fact Sheet
This information sheet summarizes medical benefits for surviving spouses and dependents.
- Veteran’s Benefits Association Survivor Support
Provides resources and assistance to the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service.
- Gold Star Moms
A support organization for mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.
- Gold Star Wives
An organization of military widows/widowers whose spouse died while on active duty or from service connected disabilities.
- Army Emergency Relief (AER)
An emergency financial assistance organization dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own .” AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers.
- U.S. Army Long Term Familly Case Management
Provides long-term support to Families of fallen Soldiers by offering assistance with any concerns or issues, and providing information regarding benefits and support services as well as connecting Families to various outreach organizations.
- The Army Casualty Website
The Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Center’s (CMAOC) mission is to assist Army families in the emotionally stressful time of bereavement. The CMAOC website serves as an assistance point for casualty-affected Army families and for the many dedicated professionals serving the surviving Army family members in their time of greatest need.
- Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone Camps welcome children ages 7-17 from across the country who have experienced the death of a close loved one. The camps are free and held primarily in Richmond, Virginia with a satellite program in the New York/New Jersey area. Travel scholarships for a child and a parent/guardian are available.
- Military One Source
A 24/7 resource for military members, spouses and families providing information about career development, deployment, education, money, moving, special needs, parenting, recreation, relationships and more.
- Grief Recovery On-Line for all Bereaved
An independent organization for the bereaved which to them find partners in pain sharing their experience and strength via message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms.