Blue Star Families

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal

Blue Star Families of San Diego is the local chapter of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening America's military families through communities. 

*All funds raised through San Diego Gives will stay local* 

Frequent moves and transitions make it hard for service members and their families to establish strong community networks. This is reflected in the results of our 2021 annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey in which only 30% of active duty family respondents respondents reported feeling a sense of belonging to their local civilian community. 

Blue Star Families will reach military and veteran families through grassroots peer-to-peer networking to reduce feelings of isolation and increase military cultural understanding in the surrounding community. Our chapter provides programs and events that expedite the process of making new friends, rebuilding your professional network, and forging lasting connections that help these often isolated families thrive. We work in synergy with community members and civilian employers who are interested in embracing this diverse population. 

Examples of typical programs offered include: 

  • Blue Star Careers: Connecting military spouses to meaningful career opportunities. 
  • Blue Star Parks: Encouraging health and overall wellness through outdoor engagement. 
  • Blue Star Events: Peer-to-Peer socialization opportunities (in-person and virtual) that build thriving communities of mutual support. 
  • Blue Star Neighbors: Creating opportunities for engagement and collaboration with everyday civilian neighbors and community influencers. 
  • annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS): our listening tool that allows military and veteran families to let us know what is and what is not working for them. 
  • Blue Star Museums: in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, this program provides free admission to historical and cultural institutions in various communities to lower barriers to participation. 
  • Information and Referrals to community partners and nonprofit organizations providing valuable support.

Blue Star Families is a trusted resource that military families can turn to, no matter their stage or season of their military journey. In these continued trying times of social injustice and unrest, we also recognize our role in creating welcoming communities for all families, no matter their racial ethnicity or background. Our military is composed of families from all points of origin from across our country and beyond. We continuously improve our program offerings and implementation structure to be as accessible and equitable as possible for participation in by military families of all backgrounds. 

** All funds raised from this campaign will fund Blue Star Families of San Diego and local activities benefiting military and veteran families in our community. 

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Organization name

Blue Star Families

other names

Blue Star Families of San Diego

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441 Saxony Road The hive/Barn 2
Encinitas, CA 92024


202 630 2583

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