Fallen Heroes

The Challenge
Losing a parent is the most difficult experience a child can ever have. On top of losing one of their parents, military children are oftentimes forced to move away from their military communities and lose those support systems too.

According to the Department of Defense, 488 US service members are killed in action every year. In addition, a total of 23 veterans and service members commit suicide each day. About 35.9% of service members were married with an average of 2 children.

The Fallen Heroes program gives children the tools and strategies to understand the emotions that they're experiencing and not only cope with the loss but also thrive and find a purpose in the aftermath of war. It also serves to make sure that they know they're not alone in this difficult time so that they both feel connected and supported.

How We Help Them

  • Physical Support Materials "What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?" and "Helping Military Children Handle Grief Kit" (Details below)
  • Follow Up from CCMK directly
  • Connection with age-appropriate follow-up services
  • A specialized training curriculum on military kids for grief counselors available globally

The Helping Military Children Handle Grief Kit is designed to support families and children ages six and older who are experiencing the loss of a fallen hero.

The Grief Kit helps military children and their families treasure beloved memories and move them towards understanding and healing.

The Grief Kit is centered around the Parents Choice Gold award-winning animated DVD, What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?, which uses gentle humor, original music, and a compassionate storyline to explain loss to children.

The Grief Kit includes:
  • Award-winning animated DVD, What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
  • Award-winning book, What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
  • A journal for self expression with original artwork and writing prompts
  • Coco™, a plush toy mouse who offers comfort and companionship
  • Family Guidebook with insights and tips
  • A letter from Coco™

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Key Metrics
Total Children Impacted: 6,354 Per Year
Per Child Support Needed : $43.86
Total Amount Needed Annually: $278,686.44
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The Comfort Crew is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We are also supported by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC#46891).