The CGMA Respite Care Program provides a “break” for a few hours a week, or month, to eligible Coast Guard clients who have responsibility 24 hours per day to care for an ill or disabled family member who lives in the same household.
It is short-term help to allow a family to work towards building their own resources for self-financed respite care and to apply for assistance offered through their health insurance, governmental, or community agencies.
Eligibility extends to Coast Guard families in which a family member has been diagnosed with a profound disability, or a serious or terminal illness that requires on-going care and attention and is enrolled in the Coast Guard Special Needs Program in accordance with COMDTINST 1754.7 series. The person with special needs may be a spouse, a dependent child, or dependent parent (must be registered in DEERS).
The maximum number of respite care hours may not normally exceed 40 hours per month (average usage 8 hours per week). The maximum hourly rate for respite care may not normally exceed $20/hour.
A request for respite care assistance may be initiated only by a Family Resource Specialist or Family Advocacy Specialist at a local Work-Life Regional Practice.
Questions about the Respite Care program may be referred to Coast Guard Work-Life.
TUTOR.COM FOR U.S. MILITARY FAMILIES
Active duty Coast Guard service members (including Reserve members on active
duty), their spouses and their dependent children are eligible to use the Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
program at no cost through funding from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.
Other Coast Guard Reserve members and their families are also eligible to use the program through separate funding from the DOD Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
The Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families program provides one-to-one tutoring with a live expert online
24/7. Tutors can help with grades K-12 and college subjects plus resume writing/career transition.
Each person in a Coast Guard family who wishes to use Tutor.com must create and use his/her own account.
To create an account, visit www.tutor.com/military and click the blue Coast Guard button.
If you have questions about the Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families program, please email
Tutor.com Flyer (pdf)