MFAN is honored to represent military and veteran families worldwide by providing clear and actionable data that articulate the lived experiences of those we serve. This year, our respondents were more thoughtful and detailed in their responses than ever. It is important to our team that we glean as much as possible from what families shared. We are committed to making the information military and veteran families shared count.
We take an in-depth look at hunger in the military community and at participation in free and reduced-price meal programs.
Finances and Emergency Savings
Many military families are financially unstable and not prepared to navigate a financial crisis.
Loneliness and Isolation
We examine why it’s important for people to feel connected to their community and what happens when members of military families experience loneliness.
Mental Health and Telehealth
How does mental health affect military family members, what crisis resources do they have access to, and what role does telehealth play in mental wellness?
Intimate Partner Violence
How prevalent is intimate partner violence in the military and veteran community, and how does the community experience and perceive such violence?
Methods and Demographics
MFAN uses mixed methods to understand the experiences of military families. As in previous years, 2019 respondents mirror the active-duty force, including a strong representation of enlisted families.
Other MFAN Research Efforts
To serve military families effectively, we must understand their lives and their needs. The best way to do that is through research. Learn about our research and how it is being used to support military families.