Survivor Outreach


The Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) program demonstrates the Army’s commitment to the Families of the Fallen, utilizing a holistic and multi-agency approach to deliver services and support for as long as the Family desires.

Responsibilities and Services

The SOS Support Coordinator serves as the long-term support advocate for Survivors and is responsible for service delivery. Support Coordinators provide, either directly or through appropriate professional resources; support groups, life skills education, assistance in managing applicable life-long benefits transition milestones, and referrals to counseling resources. We support the Surviving Family members of Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Retired Service members.


South Central Area
Melissa Alex
517-481-9896 Office
517-672-0918 Cell
3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Lansing, MI 48906

Northern Michigan Area
Beth Ann Amy
Camp Grayling
Grayling, MI

South Western Michigan Area
Terry Pickett
Fort Custer
Augusta, MI

Eastern Michigan Area

Jenny Downey
Detroit Arsenal
Warren, MI


Michigan Survivor Outreach Services Facebook Page

Survivor Outreach Services United States Army

Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S Army Human Resources Command

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Military Funeral Honors

Military Families United

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Ele’s Place for Grieving Children

Michael’s Place; Grief and healing support

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