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Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families
441 Saxony Hive
Barn 2
Encinitas, CA 92024 Get Directions

About Blue Star Families

The families of our all-volunteer military make unprecedented sacrifices these days to serve our country. Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We’re committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we’re all stronger when we take care of one another.

Our groundbreaking research is raising the nation’s awareness of the unique challenges of military family life. With the help of neighbors across the country, Blue Star Families is overcoming the isolation and alienation of frequent moves, deployments, and reduced support from the government. Our innovative programs are solving specific challenges for military families, including fighting economic insecurity with resources that foster spouse career development, creating family strength with rich family programming, and providing critical peer support for caregivers, whose numbers are only increasing.

With more than 150,000 members in our network, including in chapters and communities all over the world, Blue Star Families touches more than 1.5 million military family members every year. Through our research and program partnerships, Blue Star Families ensures that wherever American military families go, they can always feel connected, supported and empowered to thrive – in every community, across the nation, and around the globe.

Our Chapters facilitate engagement opportunities that create cross-sectoral dialogue between military and civilian communities, which can help foster awareness and understanding of military lifestyle challenges. Together with our neighbors, Blue Star Families is building thriving communities of mutual support.


  • BBB Accredited Charity


  • Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
  • Guidestar Platinum Charity 2021

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Recurring Events

Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans and Spouses

Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET

September 9th & 23rd
October 14th & 28th

Blue Star Families
441 Saxony Hive
Barn 2
Encinitas, CA CA
Get Directions

Join one session or join them all!

Back by popular demand! It’s time to tell your story. Join author Laura Van Prooyen for a virtual creative writing workshop. She’s led workshops in the past with veterans, service members, military spouses, caregivers, health care workers, and university students, so you won’t want to miss this!

Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, we’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into our own stories.

No writing experience required—if you can talk, you can write. Register at the link above.

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