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United States Army
Army Community Service
7117 Baltzell Ave
Fort Benning, GA 31905
As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
These services may vary by location and installation. Find your specific center on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
Fort Benning Army Community Service (ACS) offers a comprehensive array of programs and services dedicated to maintaining the readiness of Soldiers, Families and communities by fostering self-reliance, resilience and stability. Our goal is to provide information about services, events, and programs designed to help Soldiers and their Families.
Army Community Service Building 7, 7117 Baltzell Avenue 706-545-4043/7517
Family Advocacy Building 36, 7131 Richardson Circle (Lewis Hall) 706-626-2614 or 706-545-3202
Survivor Outreach Services Building 359, 7021 Ingersol Street 706-545-2989/8990
Information, Referral & Follow-Up: I&R offers services on a great variety of resources on post and off for active duty soldiers, National Guardsmen, Reservists, retired veterans and qualified Family members.
Army Emergency Relief: AER provides no-interest loans to active and retired Soldiers and their dependent Family members for emergencies in the areas of rent/mortgage, emergency travel, food, utilities, essential POV, funeral expenses, etc. For additional information please visit AER at Building 7 or call 706-545-7108/4043.
Exceptional Family Member Program: EFMP provides a comprehensive and coordinated educational, community services/support to families with special needs. For additional information please visit EFMP at Building 7 or call 706-545-5521/4043.
Financial Readiness Program: FRP offers education, information and assistance in consumer issues, financial planning, budget development and debt management. Classes and briefings include Blended Retirement System (BRS), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Budget Development, Debt Management, Credit Development and Management, Insurance, Investments, Major Purchases, Community Resources, and Planning for Deployment, Transition, Retirement, or PCS. Individual counseling, contract review, consumer complaint, and debt management are available by appointment. For additional information please visit FRP at Building 7 or call 706-545-8463/4043.
Relocation Readiness Program: RRP provides permanent change of station (PCS) planning, loan closet, foreign-born spouse support, settling in services and much more. For additional information please visit RRP at Building 7 or call 706-545-0403/8783.
Family Advocacy Program: FAP provides services to help strengthen Families and promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability. FAP educates commanders, soldiers, educators and child care professionals. For additional information please visit FAP at Building 36, 7131 Richardson Circle (Lewis Hall) or 706-545-3202/7594.
Victim Advocacy Program provides support to victims of spouse/partner abuse and sexual harassment/assault. Services include crisis intervention, emotional support, establishing a safety plan, referrals to counseling, shelter placement, legal assistance and more. For additional information please visit FAP at Building 36, 7131 Richardson Circle (Lewis Hall) 706-545-3202/7594. Fort Benning Victim Advocate hotline 706-566-7393.
New Parent Support Program provides emotional support, education, referrals to community resources, home visits, classes and playgroups for Families with children from birth to 3 years. For additional information please visit NPSP at Building 2652 on Dixie Road or call 706-626-2599/706-545-9358.
First Steps Program provides hospital visits to parents of newborns, education on Shaken Baby Syndrome, information about resources in the community, a CD to soothe a crying baby, and a Purple Crying CD to educate parents on the crying patterns of infants. Martin Army Community Hospital, 762-408-5108
Garrison Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program provides classes on sexual harassment/assault and ensures victims are connected with professional advocates. Building 36, 7131 Richardson Circle (Lewis Hall), 706-545-8740
Military Family Life Consultants: This DoD program provides confidential support to active duty soldiers, National Guardsmen, Reservists and their Family members. Units redeploying may request MFLCs through Army Community Service. For more information please visit MFLC at Building 359, 7021 Ingersol St. or call 706-566-1033.
Survivor Outreach Services: Fort Benning's comprehensive Survivor Outreach Services program (SOS), is designed specifically to meet the needs of our Survivor population, with dedicated resources, and commitment to providing first-class service for as long as the Surviving Family members desires. The Survivor Outreach Services provides multiple services to Survivors at the Garrisons and communities closest to where Survivor Families live. The SOS services include, but are not limited to, support and focus groups, educational and financial services, life skills training and budget counseling. Also at the SOS Center is the Hall of Heroes with photos mounted of our Fallen Heroes from all branches of the U.S. military. Building 359, 7021 Ingersol St., 706-545-2989/8990.