Community resource guide proves valuable platform

By Joanita MileyMay 22, 2023

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Sharing information about available services is important in helping those in need.

The Community Resource Guide, managed by the Army Public Health Center, is a comprehensive directory of programs and services available to a military community. This online resource contains a needs-based search engine that allows the Army family to identify and access programs and services from any Army installation worldwide.

“The purpose of the Community Resource Guide is to demonstrate that there are community resources available and to generate an updated list of those resources for use by members of our Army community,” Bryan Copeland, community readiness and resilience integrator for Redstone, said. “The CRG connects people to resources while illuminating the needs of the Army community and collaborates with government entities, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to eliminate any boundaries for meeting those needs. The guide also serves as a referral file for commanders, community leaders and program managers on Army installations.”

As the integrator responsible for facilitating the Commander’s Readiness and Resilience Council, Copeland ensures the health and wellness of the Redstone community is a top priority. This involves coordinating, organizing, planning, and implementing comprehensive health promotion and well-being processes based on initiatives to enhance readiness and resilience for the total Army. The CRG plays a major role in this effort.

Getting onto the CRG website is relatively easy, according to Copeland. He said there are instructions about how to browse topics to find resources on the site. A print option is also available for those who want a hard copy of their information.

People can access the site with five easy steps:

·      Visit or google search Community Resource Guide U.S. Army.

·      Click Communities in the top tab of website.

·      Choose the country associated with your base.

·      Choose the state associated with your base and then choose the base.

·      Choose a category in which you want to explore resources. Contact information, locations and service delivery times are updated monthly.

Copeland encourages members of the Redstone community to visit the website and start learning about resources available on the installation. Redstone information has been updated on the site and there is also an effort to get the CRG connected to the Digital Garrison app.

“Our team will continue reminding the Redstone community about this valuable resource,” Copeland said. “There is CRG for every Army installation worldwide. Having this guide at your fingertips is an excellent tool for finding resources for yourself, a family member, a co-worker – anyone that you come in contact with on Redstone. It’s a one-stop source for information at your fingertips that empowers community members to find the programs and services they need to become successful members of the Army family.”

The Community Resource Guide can be found at For more information on the CR2C council or the Community Resource Guide, call Copeland at 256-842-6891 or email