Survivor Outreach Services

Helping Families Move Forward…

SOS LogoOur Purpose is to deliver on the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) connects you with people who can help you cope with your loss. Many times after you have lost a loved one, there are unresolved issue or questions that may surface months or year after the loss. The Army is dedicated to fulfilling the Family Covenant by providing support to Surviving Families for as long as they desire.

Survivor Outreach Services demonstrates the Army’s commitments to Families of the Fallen by providing support and standardized services to Active, Reserve, and Army National Guard Families. SOS is a holistic and multi-agency approach to delivering these services by providing access to garrisons and communities closest to where Families live. Benefit Coordinators, Financial Counselors, and Support Coordinators are professionals available to deliver individualized support and attention to Survivors across the nation.

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”. By Mary Anne Radmacher

Newsletters: May 2012 Newsletter February 2012 Newsletter November 2011 Newsletter July 2011 Newsletter April 2011 Newsletter February 2011  Newsletter December 2010 Newsletter Services Available
  • Benefits and Entitlements Counseling for Federal and State Benefits
  • Financial Assistance Referrals
  • Grief Counseling
  • Family and Individual Counseling Referrals
  • Support Groups

Southern Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator

Lori Scianni Waukesha Armory 311 W. Walton Avenue Waukesha, WI 53189 608-242-3867 262-745-3283 (cell)

Northern Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator

Tara Badgley-Westphal Rhinelander Armory 1136 Adams Way Rhinelander, WI 715-365-2556 ext. 7710 715-401-9187 (cell)


Survivor Outreach Services… NEVER FORGOTTEN, NEVER ALONE.

Camp Serenity, Save the date! August 10-12th, 2012

Wisconsin National Guard Survivor Outreach Services Program with sponsorship from Wisconsin American Legion will be offering Camp Serenity August 10th-12th, 2012 at Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk, WI. This free event will provide an opportunity to come together with other Survivors from Wisconsin. Your weekend will provide an opportunity to connect with other Survivors, share in family activities and fun in a natural serene setting, and provide resources and information. Camp American Legion

Casey Pledges Ongoing Support of Survivors

October 28, 2010 By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service Army leaders are committed to providing long-term support to survivors of the military fallen, and will continue to create and expand programs and resources that will help to achieve that goal, the Army chief of staff said yesterday. “You need to know that your loved one’s sacrifice is both recognized and appreciated and won’t be forgotten,” Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told an audience of survivors and the people who support them during the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition here. “That’s our commitment to you.” Casey, accompanied by his wife, Sheila, spoke on the importance of survivor care during a two-hour family forum, one of four held during AUSA’s meeting intended to put a spotlight on military families and the challenges they face. Casey traced his passion for the issue and desire to help survivors back to his own loss. Just before earning his Army commission in 1970, Casey’s father, Army Maj. Gen. George W. Casey Sr., was killed in combat. Read More

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