The American Legion recognizes that families of deployed and activated military personnel face special difficulties and hardships. With the help of the Family Support Network, these families do not have to shoulder this burden alone. Families can request assistance from local American Legion Family members by calling the toll-free number or filling out an online application.

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The contact information of the veteran's family member and the reason for the FSN request is collected.

The request is referred to the local American Legion department.

The department refers the call to a local hometown post.

The local post contacts the family and provides the assistance, if resources are available, or refers the family to other local agencies.

In case of financial need, the post provides the necessary funds or assists the family in applying for Temporary Financial Assistance, if minor children are in the home.