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Family help for departing soldiers

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Ft. Stewart- Soldiers with the 48th Brigade are on their way to the Middle East and families left behind now have a lifeline.

The Army National guard recently opened 17 family readiness centers in the state of Georgia to care for families who may have needs while their loved ones are overseas. The centers offer counseling and other services that could be an asset to families who find themselves struggling.

"Our goal is to be a support system for them and having the resources in the community and knowing who to contact so that families don't have to go through this alone. This gives the soldiers piece of mind that their family is being cared for back at home," Melissa Dalton, Albany Family Readiness Center.

All information given to the center is confidential. They can also provide video teleconferencing and e-mail messages so that families can see their soldiers are safe.

For more information you can contact the Albany Family Assistance Center at 483-7302.

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