Strengthening Local Military Households

For Immediate Release

Strengthening Local Military Households: The 6th Annual San Diego Military Family Collaborative Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 16, 2016)—The San Diego Military Family Collaborate will host its 6th Annual SDMFC Conference at the Liberty Station Conference Center on Friday, October 14, 2016. More than 250 Military spouse leaders, Command leadership, and family service professionals from across San Diego are expected to attend.

A recent study by Blue Star Families found that up to 42 percent of military spouses are jobless, costing the country upwards of a billion dollars a year. The SDMFC plans to address this startling statistic by giving guests the tools they need to create their own “Military Fit Kit: Ready & Resilient.” Education, physical and mental health, financial health, transition from military service, and employment are just some of the subjects that will addressed at the 2016 Military Conference.

SAY San Diego President and CEO Nancy Gannon Hornberger is proud to be part of such a diverse San Diego group. “SAY San Diego is honored to convene the SDMFC and this event, in close partnership with Host Sponsor Point Loma Nazarene University and 1-Star Sponsors Miramar Federal Credit Union, San Diego Financial Literacy Center, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, and USAA. “Because military families give so much to all of us, our nation, and community, and make many sacrifices, our collective goal is to ensure that they have every opportunity and resource they need.” The SDMFC is unique in the nation, made up of 100+ organizations who coordinate their efforts to support and serve the 68,000 active duty personnel and families that call San Diego home.

Welcoming remarks will be delivered by CAPT F. Curtis Jones, Chief of Staff of the Navy Region Southwest. Stephanie Brown, CEO/Founder of The Rosie Network, will be the 2016 Keynote speaker. CAPT Roy Love, Commanding Officer of Naval Base San Diego, and CAPT Scott Mulvehill, Executive Officer of Naval Base Coronado, will also be in attendance. A panel comprised of high-level spouse and command leadership will discuss current trends and issues affecting military family resilience in San Diego.

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SDMFC members are $10. General admission is $25.

ABOUT The San Diego Military Family Collaborative:

The San Diego Military Family Collaborative mission provides an inclusive forum to maximize the collective impact of community resources to enhance military family life. Our goal is to provide a forum for the Collaborative 100+ member organizations and community supporters to build effective relationships and partnerships that strengthens military family wellness. For more information, visit


SAY San Diego advances the vision of opportunity, equity, and well-being for all San Diegans. We partner with youth, adults, families, and communities to reach their full potential by focusing in three key areas:

Child and youth development, including before and after school programs for grade K–8, and preschools across more than 40 sites.

Youth, adult, and family wellness, including child abuse prevention, foster care and kinship parenting support, juvenile delinquency prevention and youth development, family strengthening and self-sufficiency, as well as mental health counseling, case management, and related services for youth and adults.

Community engagement, including community organizing, coalition building, and collective impact that increases resident and youth involvement in improving neighborhood safety and well-being, as well as operating multi-service family resource centers to provide vital support to military, refugee, and economically insecure families.

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