FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a "Child of Fallen Heroes"?
A: A Child of Fallen Heroes is a child who has lost a parent who was a member of the military, law enforcement, firefighting services, or other first responders who died in the line of duty. There is no age limit for children of fallen heroes.
Q: How does losing a parent who was a hero affect a child?
A: Losing a parent who served their country or community can be a traumatic experience for any child. Children of Fallen Heroes may experience a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, and confusion. They may also struggle with the loss of a parent who was a role model and source of support.
Q: What resources are available for Children of Fallen Heroes?
A: Many organizations and programs offer support and resources for Children of Fallen Heroes, including counseling and emotional support, financial assistance for education and other needs, mentorship programs, opportunities to connect with other children who have experienced similar losses, and STEAM programs.
Q: What types of support do these organizations offer?
A: Our organizations offer a range of support services, including grief counseling and emotional support, financial assistance for education and other needs, mentorship programs, opportunities to connect with other children who have experienced similar losses, and STEAM programs that can help children build skills and explore interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Q: Is there any government support available for Children of Fallen Heroes?
A: Yes, the government offers support to the families of fallen heroes through programs such as the Survivor Benefit Plan, which provides monthly financial support to the surviving spouse and children of military service members who die on active duty or from a service-related injury.
Q: Can Children of Fallen Heroes receive scholarships for college?
A: Yes, many organizations offer scholarships specifically for Children of Fallen Heroes. These scholarships can help cover the cost of tuition, books, and other educational expenses and can be a valuable resource for families who have experienced a loss.
Q: How can I support Children of Fallen Heroes?
A: There are many ways to support Children of Fallen Heroes, including donating to organizations that provide resources and support, volunteering to mentor or tutor a child, sponsoring a STEAM program or scholarship, and simply being a supportive friend or neighbor to a family who has experienced a loss.