(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.
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.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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.
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.
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.
CNN features Kristina Kaufmann, Executive Director of Code of Support Foundation, shares her personal story with post-traumatic stress disorder.
By Kristina Kaufmann
When I married a soldier in June 2001, I knew my life was going to change. I moved from Berkeley, California, to Fort Sill, Oklahoma -- talk about a culture shock. But I was in love, and enthusiastically dove head first into a military life I knew nothing about.
Featured on HLN our Executive Director, Kristina Kaufmann, talks about the devastating impact PTSD is having on soldiers & their families. For many members of our military, returning home is just the beginning of a new battle
By Kristina Kaufmann
In my 11 years as an Army wife, I’ve known more people who have taken their own lives than have been killed in combat. My personal experience is reflected in the terrifying statistics -- at least 38 soldiers died by suicide or suspected suicide in July alone; at least 212 soldiers have committed suicide this year.
On Friday, June 29th, 2014 COSF's Veteran Peer Navigator and Director of Military Engagement, Andy Kaufmann sat down with NBC 4 Washington to discuss problems with VA healthcare and the challenges facing returning veterans. Executive Director Kristy Kaufmann (no relation) also sat down to discuss the VA crisis and mental health challenges facing veterans and their families.
While standing at ground zero in lower Manhattan, NY Code of Support CEO, Alan Salisbury and Executive Director, Kristy Kaufmann discuss what it means to sign the code of support and why we need america to stand with our nations warriors, veterans and their families.
Code of Support executive director was featured on channel 9 news in prime time discussing the effects of 10 years of war on military families.
Code of Supports Executive Director Kristina Kaufmann briefed the Congressional Military Family Caucus on the effects of Multiple Deployments and Mental Health on Military Families.
Working with Journalist Hope Arvantis, Code of Support Foundation was featured in the March issue of exceptional parent magazine, a publication devoted to families with special needs children. Click here to view the full-length article