COSF & VetLinks Announce Partnership to Help Close Mental Health Services Gap

COSF & VetLinks Announce Partnership to Help Close Mental Health Services Gap

“VetLinks is proud and excited to announce a formal partnership with Code of Support, an important and effective organization dedicated to supporting military veterans and their families,” says Jessica Kavanagh, Executive Director of VetLinks. “We are stronger together, and this partnership is the latest example of our devotion to the fight against PTS.” 

COSF Receives Critical Funding From Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to Launch Life-Changing Veteran Technology Platform

COSF Receives Critical Funding From Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to Launch Life-Changing Veteran Technology Platform

“We are encouraged by the success of the pilot program and the difference Code of Support is making in the lives of service members returning to civilian life by making the connections to much-needed veteran services more accessible via their online platform," said John Damonti, president of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.  “The new funding will allow Code of Support to significantly enhance efforts to remove barriers and ensure veterans and their families can find and obtain the best possible support services to address their needs.”

Recovery Hero of the Week: Kristina Kaufmann

Sober Recovery recently sat down and spoke with Kristina Kaufmann on the issues facing our military and veteran families. Below is a transcript of that conversation. 

SR: What are some things that people don’t necessarily understand about being an army wife?

KK: I think that the thing that most people probably don’t realize is that when the guys know they’re deploying, they’re already kind of gone three months before—mentally—because they’re preparing. Sometimes these deployments are a year and fifteen months but you also have the three or four months train up, and so it is a process that goes far beyond just the deployment. And the way it’s worked for the past fifteen years with the operational tempo, is that as soon as their boots hit the ground, they’re just training for the next deployment.

There’s no precedent for this operational tempo and deploying the same people over and over again. And unfortunately, for some soldiers, war doesn’t end on the battlefield. They come home with their issues that affect entire families, and you have to kind of learn to live with that new reality every time they come back. So I think that’s one of the things people don’t realize. Like, yes you’re happy they’re home, but there’s a lot that comes along with that reunion. Read more


We are excited to announce that our Executive Director Kristy Kaufmann was awarded a SAMHSA 2017 Voice Award! Kristy was in great company amongst her peers. MC'd by Chef Robert Irvine, other honorees included Senator Elizabeth Dole, Major General (R) Mark and Carol Graham, Tom Cruz along with film and TV writers and producers from Captain Fantastic, Megan Leavey and This Is Us. View Kristy's acceptance remarks here


“Code of Support Foundation is thrilled to have received this generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. These funds will allow Code of Support’s veteran peer navigators to continue to provide and leverage essential services to more than 300 Pre and Post 9/11 troops, veterans and their families in crisis,” says Kristina Kaufmann, Executive Director Code of Support Foundation. “We are honored by the Weinberg Foundation’s confidence in the work Code of Support is doing to ensure struggling troops, veteran and their families do not fall through the cracks.”

Code of Support Foundation Awarded Grant to Assist Military Caregivers

Code of Support Foundation Awarded Grant to Assist Military Caregivers

Washington, D.C.  – The Elizabeth Dole Foundation today announced Code of Support Foundation as a recipient of a 2017 grant from the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Fund. The Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative programs making a direct impact in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.

More than half a million dollars will be distributed to fourteen nonprofit organizations to create new initiatives or expand existing programs. The 2017 grant recipients were competitively selected from among nearly 150 applications from organizations nationally.

“When the Foundation launched Hidden Heroes in September, we renewed our commitment to do all we can to improve the lives of military caregivers, those spouses, mothers, dads, children, siblings, and friends who are caring for America’s wounded warriors,” said Senator Elizabeth Dole. “As part of this multifaceted initiative, we established the Hidden Heroes Fund to award grants to nonprofit organizations that are making a real difference in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.”

Code of Support Foundation on

After a 30-year career in the U.S. Army,  Major General Alan B. Salisbury has turned his focus to helping hundreds of thousands of service members, veterans, and their families. The General established the Code of Support Foundation (COSF), dedicated to providing critical assistance to military members in need. 2016 Ailes Apprentice, Gregory Hyatt, spoke with him about the foundation’s success and continued growth.

EY Announces MG Alan B. Salisbury and Kristina Kaufmann as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Mid-Atlantic 2016 Finalists

EY Announces MG Alan B. Salisbury and Kristina Kaufmann as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Mid-Atlantic 2016 Finalists

McLean, Va., May 12, 2016 – EY announced that MG Alan B. Salisbury, USA, Ret. and Kristina Kaufmann of Code of Support Foundation are co-finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Mid-Atlantic program. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. General Salisbury and Ms. Kaufmann were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. 

COSF 'War Comes Home' Summit highlights difficulties of veterans’ caregivers

"The summit was aimed at increasing partnerships between government agencies, such as the VA, and private groups to provide support to caregivers, whose needs are often overlooked, said Kristina Kaufmann, executive director of Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides support services to veterans and their families and hosted the summit."

Read the full article by Stars and Stripes here.

Code of Support Foundation Awarded $525,000 Grant From Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

(Alexandria, VA – January 13, 2016) - Code of Support Foundation™ (COSF) has been awarded a $525,000 grant by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to pilot PATRIOTlink™, an innovative cloud-based navigation platform of strategically populated veteran support resources. The grant was awarded through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Mental Health & Well-Being initiative, which focuses on community-based solutions for the mental health and community integration needs of the post-9/11 veterans in the U.S., military service members, their families and the families of the fallen.

Pragmatics Partners with Code Of Support Foundation To Honor Military Veterans On November 10

Reston, VA, November 9, 2015 — Pragmatics, a leading provider of services and solutions for federal government clients, will honor our nation’s veterans on November 10 at Pragmatics corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia.  The company, through its PragmaticSERVES program, has partnered with Code of Support Foundation (COSF), an Alexandria, Virginia-based national veteran service organization that provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling military service members, veterans, and their families with the most complex needs.  Veterans were selected by COSF’s case coordination program team and will be present to receive special recognition from Pragmatics Vice Chairman/CFO Kimmy Duong.

Code of Support Foundation Releases "Six Simple Promises" Music and Video Single in Honor of 9/11 and Patriot Day, A National Day of Service and Remembrance


Today Code of Support Foundation (COSF) announces the release of “Six Simple Promises”, a new music single and video that pays tribute to the less than 1% of Americans who serve in uniform. Since 1955, the nation’s warriors have been bound by a Code of Conduct in which they pledge that they are prepared to give their lives in defense of our freedom. “Six Simple Promises” refers to the six articles of the Code of Support, a document dedicated to U.S. Troops by civilian Americans, which parallel the articles of the Code of Conduct for the military.

MortgageKeeper Announces Partnership with Code of Support Foundation

DOWNERS GROVE, IL (June 9, 2015):  MortgageKeeper Referral Services, Inc. announced today an agreement with Code of Support Foundation (COSF) to assist military service members, veterans, and their families across the country with its MKDesktop application. There are 22 million Veterans in the U.S. and an estimated 30% who are in crisis. COSF provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to those struggling service members, veterans, and their families who have the most complex needs. Within the past two years, COSF has seen tremendous expansion in the demand for its case coordination services and is rapidly increasing its efforts to meet that demand.

The MKDesktop App will assist COSF in providing direct local connection to agencies and programs that can address urgent needs and help build financial health. COSF’s team of trained case coordinators and veteran peer navigators using MKDesktop will provide targeted local referrals as they identify, prioritize, and fulfill the often multiple and complex needs of these families. This includes assisting with reducing food, utility, prescription, health insurance, childcare, and home repair costs.

COSF Highlighted in the Veteran Resource Podcast

Director of Partnerships & Integration, Jamie Stacy, shares her story with Jeremy Paris of the Veteran Resource Podcast of how she came to work at Code of Support Foundation.

She then speaks about the challenges facing our service members, veterans and their families and the newest projects COSF is working on  to get them the resources they need. 

To listen to her interview, click here.