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Leona M. Wheeler Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator Los Angeles, Orange County, CA. OUR MISSION.
Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator
Los Angeles, Orange County, CA
THE SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES (SOS) PROGRAM WILL EMBRACE AND REASSURE SURVIVORS THAT THEY ARE CONTINUALLY LINKED TO THE ARMY FAMILY THROUGH A UNIFIED SUPPORT PROGRAM THAT ENABLES THEM TO REMAIN AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE ARMY FOR AS LONG AS THEY DESIRE.
THE SOS PROGRAM DEMONSTRATES THE ARMY’S COMMITMENT TO FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN. SOS IS A HOLISTIC AND MULTI-AGENCY APPROACH TO DELIVERING SERVICES TO SURVIVORS BY PROVIDING SERVICES AT THE COMMUNITIES CLOSEST TO WHERE FAMILIES LIVE.
“We have a job where we meet human needs. Every life we touch with healing and compassion is a victory. We can’t take away the problems people face; we can only help make things better no matter what our gifts may be.”
Leslie J. Summers, Jr., Chaplin, LT COL, USAF
Survivor Outreach Services Program
What this is about…
Like most families, an Army Family is defined in many different ways.It includes…
Spouses (married or pending a divorce)
Children (minors and adult)
Parents (married or divorced)
Siblings (including half, step, or adopted)
Single parents (with or without physical custody)
A Soldier who is also a long-term care provider for a Wounded Warrior Soldier
Family Readiness Planning / Retirement Planning should include everyone who may have a part in making a decision in the event something happens to you.
Critical topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
The DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data, identifies Death Gratuity and Unpaid Pay beneficiaries as well as the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition (PADD) of your remains
Contact information for Primary and Secondary Next of Kin
Wills and Trusts
Powers of Attorney (General, Special, Specific, Durable, “Springing”)
Family Care Plans and guardianship of minors
Key information for: Bank accounts, rental/mortgage papers, credit card and utility bills, as well as the location of important documents (birth certificates, marriage certificate, passports, etc.)
Retirement Briefs, Services Connected Disabilities, Survivor Benefits Plan
NATHANIEL PLEASANTBEY (925-895-0570)
DUBLIN, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
TERRY WHITE (916-854-3472)
SACRAMENTO, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
CINDY FUGERE (650-526-9459)
MOFFETT FIELD, CA SUPPORT COORDINATOR
LYNN DITTRICH (831-242-7653)
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, CA, SUPPORT
DAVID BECK (650-526-9641)
MOFFETT FIELD, CA, FINANCIAL COUNSELOR
DAWN LESSLEY (858-573-7055)
SAN DIEGO, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
LEONA WHEELER (562-594-1554)
LONG BEACH, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
ADRIAN BALBO (310-235-4289)
LOS ANGELES, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
LORI PICARD (760-380-8357)
FORT IRWIN, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
LES TOTH (831-386-2375)
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, CA, SUPPORT COORDINATOR
BRIAN DENNIS (310-235-4193)
LOS ANGELES, CA, FINANCIAL COUNSELOR