There are approximately 1.9 million military children in the USA and 900,000 of these children have both parents deployed at once. A parent's deployment can come at a cost to a child's emotional well-being. It's been proven that military children can experience mental illness, trauma, and related issues. BearHug reaches out to these children and gives them care packages during their time of need. This provides the children with comfort and a sense that someone is here for them while they're struggling.
If you know a child whose parent is deployed, please contact BearHug. All information is confidential.