Parent Support Resources
Branch-specific Community Services
Army Community Services (ACS), Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Airmen and Family Readiness (AFR)
A network of agencies, programs, services, and individuals that promote the readiness of quality of life of service members and their families. Services are available in the following areas: mobility and deployment assistance, relocation assistance, personal financial management, spouse education and career services, family life education, emergency family assistance, domestic abuse prevention and response, child abuse prevention and response, new parent support, Exceptional Family Member Program support, non-medical individual and family counseling, transition assistance, and information and referral. Some installations also offer play groups to support socialization and skill building for children and families.
- All military families
- ACS at Fort Belvoir: 571-231-7001; 5965 6th Street Bldg. 1263 Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
- ACS at Fort Myer: 703-696-3510; 202 Custer Road, building 201, Fort Myer, VA 22211
- MCCS at Henderson Hall: 703-696-3510
Family Advocacy Program (FAP) – Prevention Program
FAP provides a multitude of programs and services designed to build individual and family strengths as well as advocate for non-violent communities. Prevention services include parenting classes, relationship enrichment classes, relation and stress, support groups, communication skills, and family violence prevention.
- Eligibility: Active Duty and Retirees
- FAP Fort Belvoir: 571-231-7017/7028 or Fbfamilyadvocacy@gmail.com
- FAP Fort Myer: 703-696-3457
New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
Parenting Classes, play groups and home visits available through the program to help new parents adjust to the caregiving role.
- Fort Belvoir: Home visits for children 3 and under. Resources available for children 5 and under. 571-231-7017
- Fort Myer: Home visits for children 3 and under. 703-696-6368
- USMC Henderson Hall: Home visits for children 6 and under
Services can support with a variety of parenting topics including: discipline, child development, attachment, newborn care, parental stress management, and more. Referrals can be made via email. Provides classes to include: Baby Boot Camp, Infant Massage, Cooperative Parenting & Divorce, & 1-2-3 Magic.
Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)
Provides long-term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. Services include benefits coordinators, financial coordinators, and support coordinators.
- Fort Belvoir SOS: 571-231-7000
- Fort Myer SOS: 703-696-3510
Victim Advocacy Program
Comprehensive support services to adult victims of domestic abuse including: crisis intervention, safety planning, help obtaining medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, referral to military or civilian shelters, and other resources.
- Fort Belvoir: The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate 24-hour hotline 703-229-2374
- Fort Belvoir FAP: 571-231-7017
- Fort Myer Domestic Violence Hotline: 703-919-1611
- Fort Myer Victim Advocate Program: 703-696-3452
Financial Readiness Program (FRP)
Provides financial services for service members, retirees, and their families. Services include providing information related to military pay, checkbook/debit card management, financial responsibility, credit reporting, debt elimination strategies, saving, investing, and budgeting.
- Fort Belvoir FRP: 571-231-7025
- Fort Myer FRP: 703-696-3510/2177
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Assists soldiers and retirees in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.
- Fort Belvoir AER: 571-231-7022
- Fort Myer AER: 703-696-3510/8435
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
Provides information and resources to help families navigate military moves. Services include lending closet, welcome packets, multicultural services and sponsorship training.
- Fort Belvoir RRP: 571-231-7000/0001
- Fort Myer RRP: 703-696-3510
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
Provides information and referral services for employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give family members the competitive edge needed to secure meaningful employment.
- Fort Belvoir ERP: 571-231-7013
- Fort Myer ERP: 703-696-3510/3047
Publication offered every two months that includes a list of current offered classes/programs by ACS/MCCS/FFSC/AFR programs within the DC metro area.
To be added to the listserv contact Family Advocacy Program:
Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Clinical at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is designed for the assessment and treatment of child and spouse/intimate partner abuse or neglect within the military community. Family Advocacy clients can be referred by any mandated reporter, commander or neighbor, after a domestic incident has occurred. However, you don’t need a domestic incident to become involved with Family Advocacy. Anyone experiencing family or marital problems can self-refer or commanders may refer Soldiers for general counseling.
Eligibility for Care
Active duty soldiers and family members are eligible for care. There is no fee for FAP services.
Current Groups Offered
- Men’s Domestic Violence Group and Co-Parenting Group.
- River Pavilion, Floor 2, Reception 5.
Legal Support Resources
Provides confidential legal services to eligible individuals (Uniformed Services Identification Card holders) for matters including but not limited to: adoptions, change of names, consumer advocacy, contracts, divorce and separation, landlord tenant matters, personal property and income taxation, powers of attorney, and estate planning including the preparation of wills with testamentary trusts. The full scope of notary services is available to eligible individuals.
- 9990 Belvoir Drive, Fort Belvoir VA 22060
- To schedule an appointment call 703-805-2856
Exceptional Family Member Program (EMFP) Medical
Mandatory program for active duty services members with a family member identified with special medical or educational needs. EFMP allows medical and educational personnel to review the availability of medical and educational resources in projected assignment locations.
Enrollment, update, or disenrollment; overseas screening; referral to branch specific community support.
- Birth to age 99.
- Diagnosed medical condition requiring care above the level normally provided by a family practitioner in an outpatient clinic setting.
- Educational needs include children who need special education services from 3-21 years of age such as specified on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan.
- Complete a DD 2792/2792-1 form and submit to EFMP Coordinator.
- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
- Andrew Rader Us Army Health Clinic
- Bldg. 525, 401 Carpenter Road Fort Myer, Virginia 22211
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- 8901 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20889
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Family Support
Provides assistance and support to families with medical and/or educational needs to include: advocacy, systems navigation, information and referral, EFMP respite care, enrollment, non-medical case management, support groups, assisting with special education meetings, Inclusion Action Team (IAT) meetings, and Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) meetings. Additionally assist with ECHO: Extended Care Health Option.
Child & Youth Services (CYS)
Services include access to Child Development Centers (CDC), School Age Care (SAC), Part Day Programs, Hourly Child Care, Family Child Care (FCC), Outreach Services (OS), Youth Programs (YP), SKIESUnlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Sports and Fitness (YS&F), and School Liaison Officers (SLO).
- All military families and DoD civilians, for children 6 weeks to 18 years old
- All children/youth must be registered with CYS to utilize any services. Parent Central Services: 703-805-5555/5556.
Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH)
- Brief consultation with parents or guardians and/or children about behavioral, developmental, medical, etc. questions.
Adult Behavioral Health at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Provides individual and group treatments along with medication management.
Active Duty Members.
- Request to self-refer for an appointment at 571-231-3224, option 4, option 1.
- Walk-in ABH at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Floor 2, Desk 4, to self-refer and request an appointment, M-F, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Non-Active Duty Members:
- Call Humana Military: 1-800-444-5445 or go to www.tricare-east.com to find a provider and schedule an appointment (no referrals are needed for the first 8 behavioral health visits).
- Primary Care Manager (PCM) for a referral to see behavioral health (referral to a community provider).
Internal Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC):
- Call or walk into your assigned clinic and ask to schedule an appointment with the behavioral health provider/IBHC at the front desk of these clinics.
Fort Belvoir Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC)
Provides customized, integrated support services dedicated to serving Soldiers in Transition (STs) and their families.The SFAC is a one-stop location to equip and aid Soldiers in making life changing decisions as they transition either back to duty or to civilian life. Services include educational counseling, financial counseling, coordinating services/referrals, Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), child care and respite care, transitional assistance, and vocational rehabilitation.
Religious Support Office (RSO)
- Ft. Belvoir: Family Life Chaplain 703-806-0410, Woodlawn Chapel 703-806-5906, Belvoir Chaplain 703-806-3006.
- Other installations: Consult Unit Chaplain.
PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center)
Supports families in Virginia who have a child with special needs; conducts free workshops for parents of children with special needs; assists families in learning how to navigate the special education process in Virginia; provides training for professionals who support children with special needs.
- 803 Forbes Pl., Suite 310 Springfield, VA 22151
- Toll Free: 1-800-869-6782
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Parent Resource Center
Offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. Provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.
- Resource library with over 7000 books for adults and children along with DVDs and audio CDs for checkout.
- Free educational webinars for families, educators and community members on various topics including special education, mental health, and parenting.
- Free confidential consultations are also available to help support the educational and social emotional success of children in our school system.
- FCPS Resource Center: 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Parent Liaison
Liaison between parents and school. Parent liaisons will welcome and orient families who are new to the school and community, and help them understand the school’s culture, policies, procedures, and practices.
Developmental Behavior Pediatrician
- All FCPS families