Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Family Programs Office

Survivor Outreach Services

Mission Statement

To embrace and reassure Survivors that they are continually linked to the Military Family through a unified support program that enables them to remain an important part of the Military for as long as they desire.

The Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) program is an Army-wide program which demonstrates our commitment to Families of the Fallen. SOS is a holistic and multi-agency approach to delivering services to Survivors by providing those services closest to where the Families live.


What does the SOS program do?

Serves Military Surviving Families within the State of New Jersey:

  • National Guard, Reserves, and Active Duty
  • Provides information on the benefits and entitlements available to military Families
  • Ensures access to all entitled benefits for Families
  • Performs as an advocate on behalf of Survivors
  • Provides basic budgeting/financial management resources
  • Provides grief and bereavement counseling resources
  • Provides estate planning resources
  • Functions as long term support for Survivors


Who do I contact at the SOS program?

The Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator you should contact depends on the county you reside in:

Address

New Jersey Military Family Assistance Center
1048 Route 206 South
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Gold Star Advocate

Phone: 210-466-1173

Bergen County

Raul Lopez
Phone: 845-938-5654
raul.lopez5.civ@mail.mil

Sussex and Warren Counties

Linda Kerr
Phone: 570-615-6682
Cell: 570-972-7615
linda.m.kerr.civ@mail.mil

Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties

Jane Hackbarth
Phone: 609-496-9231
jane.e.hackbarth.ctr@mail.mil

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties

Cheryl Davis, Survivor Outreach
JB MDL 99th Readiness Div G1
Phone:  267-271-0294
cheryl.e.davis.civ@mail.mil

Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties

Wanda James
Phone: 609-562-4245 or 609-562-3797
Fax: 609-562-5148
wanda.c.james4.mil@mail.mil

Carz Craffey (SOS Financial Counselor)
Phone: 609-562-2186
Fax: 609-562-5148
carz.l.craffey.civ@mail.mil

Last Updated: 06/01/2020
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