USS Ingraham Family Matters
YOUR INGRAHAM OMBUDSMAN CONTACT INFO
Ombudsman Phone (425) 387-1193
CARELINE# (425) 304-5222
The role of ombudsman is a unique opportunity for a Navy Spouse. She/He is an official volunteer appointed by the Command. An ombudsman is the information link, or liaison, between command leadership and Navy families to include spouses, parents, extended family members, and significant others. Ombudsmen serve as a crucial resource for all, especially during deployments. As part of the Command Family Support Team, she/he works closely with the Commanding Officer and Command Master Chief and always adheres to the Ombudsman code of ethics, which guarantee support of the commands mission, professionalism, and confidentiality.
The Ombudsman is a valuable contact for a plethora of resources and referrals on both the military and civilian community, to include local and national, that can help with financial support, food banks, counseling, spouse employment, volunteer opportunities, deployment support, children’s services, healthcare, education, legal, fun and free stuff and much, much more.
The Ombudsman will also keep you informed regarding current events and programs having to do with the command and family support as well as the military and civilian communities. She/He has a direct communications link to the command, and is the source of official and accurate command information during everyday routine, deployment, command emergencies and disasters. You will find this vital information via the INGRAHAM Ombudsman careline, email and phone tree.
The Ombudsman is an advocate for both the command and command families but she/he must empower the family members to help themselves. The Ombudsman cannot do for others what they must learn to do for themselves. Therefore, she/he will happily provide information and make referrals. With that said, please do not hesitate to call the Ombudsman if you need any help whether it be a routine question or an emergency, or perhaps you just need someone to listen and talk to. The Ombudsman can aid you in crisis intervention for such things as death of a loved one, child abuse or neglect, domestic abuse, suicide or sexual assault. Remember though, the Ombudsman is not a counselor she/he can only assist and aid you by giving an ear to listen to and giving you referrals. Please remember that the Ombudsman is here for you and anything that you tell her/him will be kept strictly confidential!
Ship currently located at:
Todd Shipyard Seattle, WA
1801 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98134-1085
QD phone: (206) 682-7456