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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

 — Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman

 
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KOAH
At a Glance

A Bit of Background

KOAH is a community organization assisting kids of our Active Duty Military, deployed National Guard and Reserve Force. We offer Military-connected Kids initiatives and programs designed to alleviate fear, sense of loss, and anticipatory grief some Kids Of America's Heroes attempt to navigate during the deployment cycle. We help military families. We stand strongly alongside veterans' organizations as a sister foundation for Kids. Our mission is to Advocate, Educate and Connect Military Kids to Their Community.


KOAH is a fiscally sponsored program of United Charitable,

 
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Understanding Kids Of America's Heroes

The Key to Providing Help

Military connected kids are part of a small population in the US with unique experiences and fears. Their lives are based around their parent’s military service - protecting and defending our great nation.

Understanding Kids Of America's Heroes Fears & Experiences is Key to Providing Help

Military kids experience:

Frequent moves

Additional school transitions

Changing friendships and social dynamics

Prolonged absences of one or both parents

Family changes as a result of military-related illness or injury

 

Activities

Kids Of America's Heroes is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.

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Across the US, communities and military
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ADVOCACY

Advocating for all Military connected kids. Especially for those of National Guard and Reserve Force operating under Title 32, imbedded in every town across the country.  Many National Guard and Reserve families don’t live on Military community and don’t have the same supports in place as the kids whose parent(s) Armed Forces under Title 10.

FIERCE FAMILY WORKSHOPS

We've teamed up with The American Red Cross in an effort to open communication among non-deployed parent and their Kids Of America's Heroes. These small setting events help Kids and Parents become empowered to gain the confidence to fulfill their need to keep an open line of communication with one another. 


KOAH HUG

KOAH proudly sends monthly letters and tokens of appreciation to military kids whose parent(s) are deployed to thank them for their sacrifice, because when a parent serves, so does their family. Click the register here button to register a Military Kids for a Hug.

 
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Together We Can Make It Better

Just Imagine...

Imagine all of the extra help and supports that could be offered to these brave children. Mental health supports, introductions to community groups or social networks, guidance toward medical resources, assistance with registering for school, and extra academic supports to help fill gaps are all well within the realm of possibility.

 

Get Involved

You Can Make a Difference

Your support is important to our work at Kids Of America's Heroes. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Make a Donation

Make A True Change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Kids Of America's Heroes an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Partner with Us

Help Us Soar

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Kids Of America's Heroes. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.

 

Our Projects

Collaborative & Innovative

Advocating, Educating and Community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to Military Kids and their Parents who need them most

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Education & Outreach

Making a Difference

Community Development

Doing What’s Needed

Support Services

Tackling the Issue

 

Events

  • KOAH Hug
    Thu, Oct 07
    United States
    Oct 07, 2021, 7:00 PM – Feb 01, 2028, 11:00 PM
    United States, United States
    KOAH Hug program is our way to thank Kids Of America's Heroes for their sacrifice! These sweet letters and tokens are sent to the Kids of America’s Heroes during deployments. Sign up today! This event is ongoing.
  • Send A Hug!
    Thu, Oct 07
    KOAHUSA.org
    Oct 07, 2021, 7:00 PM – Jan 01, 2027, 11:00 PM
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    You alone, or a group, classroom or team can send a Hug to Kids Of America's Heroes! Write a note, draw a picture and show your support to Kids Of America's Heroes. Mail it to: KOAH 133a Cow Hill Rd Clinton CT 06413 This event is ongoing.
  • Fierce Family Workshop
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    Roger That! Communication Counts, KOAH and The American Red Cross are working together in partnership to help Military families through all cycles of deployment. KOAH and the Red Cross are collaborating to create a series of educational events titled “Fierce Family Workshop”.
 
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Testimonial

I first learned of Kids of America's Heros when my husband deployed back in 2019. At that time, we had a 4-year-old, 2.5-year-old, and a 1month old. When we were learning of my husband's deployment, like many military parents, my biggest worry was our children. At the yellow ribbon ceremony, I visited each vendor, and eventually, I came to the KOAH table. First the first time during our deployment planning I found a sense of relief. I was grateful to know there was a network of support for military children. I immediately signed my girls up for the programs and as time went on, I  watched as they enjoyed the pictures they received from other military children. 

-Katie H

 

133A Cow Hill Rd Clinton CT 06413

203-836-0088

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