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Army Emergency Relief
36000 Shoemaker Lane
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Program
The Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Program is a specialized function within Family Advocacy Programs that provides comprehensive assistance to victims of spouse and intimate partner abuse. FAP Victim Advocates provides information on available resources and offers support services: assistance in developing safety plans, requesting protective orders, transitional compensation and crime victim compensation. Victim advocates also provide services to assist victims of sexual assault committed by a spouse or intimate partner. Victim advocates will maintain contact with the victim throughout the medical, investigative, counseling and judicial process. If you are in a crisis, please call 254-702-4953.
A victim has two reporting options. The victim may report domestic abuse as a restricted or unrestricted report.
Restricted reporting allows the adult victim to receive care and services without an investigation or involvement by parties other than those listed below:
For Restricted Reporting and Victim Service Assistance (operational 24/7, 365 days per year), please call 254-702-4953. For Unrestricted Reporting by third-party concerned individuals, please call the Fort Cavazos Report Point of Contact; call 254-287-2273. This hotline is also operational 24/7 each day. The Fort Cavazos Family Advocacy Program stands ready to assist if you are experiencing relationship challenges, please give us a call, we are here to help.
The American Red Cross supports members of the United States military, their families, and veterans anywhere and Department of Defense civilians overseas. Some of the services the American Red Cross provides include:
American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces
Access to Emergency Financial Assistance after local Army Emergency Relief Duty Hours by calling 877-272-7337 or Download Free Hero Care App or Text GETHEROCARE to 90999. Alternatively go to https://saf.redcross.org/css and click the lower right link create an account. This is for home/family events requiring emergency leave, not for mishaps to service member.
Emergency Communication Messages 24/7/365 (Toll-Free 877-272-7337 or online) or Download Free HeroCare App or Text GETHEROCARE to 90999. As above, alternatively go to https://saf.redcross.org/css and click the lower right link create an account.
The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces division offers Resiliency programs that aim to build resilience, manage stress, and ease symptoms related to trauma for members of the Armed Forces & veterans such as effective communication, stress solutions & coping with deployments among others, contact our office at 254-287-0403 to request a workshop for your unit.
The American Red Cross Disaster Services provides emergency financial assistance If you have been affected by disaster such as a home fire and natural disaster, if you or someone you know have been affected by a home fire or other disaster, please contact us at 800-928-4271.
The Hero care resource directory provides Community-Based resources, national support organizations as well as programs and services assisting Every zip code in America. Categories for support include Food, Housing, Goods, Transit, Health, Money, Care, Education, Work and Legal. www.herocare.auntbertha.com<
Volunteer Opportunities: on-site or virtual, both SAP and DCS
DCS: a Disaster Action Team volunteer provides emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help victims of housefires or other disaster-related events. After initial training shifts include responding to emergencies within 2 hours, night or day, rain or shine, either on the scene or coordinating remotely to provide immediate compassion and care.
SAF and DCS: Event support--volunteers may attend a range of events in the local community. Also, these amazing volunteers speak and provide briefings and presentations to various military and veteran organizations on all the Red Cross programs or support Army Medical Activity. With Hero care Network you can become a volunteer caseworker providing Emergency Communication Messages to active duty and deployed service members worldwide, as well as Critical Community Services to active-duty service members, their families, and veterans.
Summer Youth Volunteer Program cancelled for 2023 will begin 2024 Access Disaster Relief assistance by calling 800-733-2767. As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, you’ll provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help families begin the process of recovery. After your initial training, your shifts will include responding to emergencies within 2 hours, night or day, rain or shine, either on the scene or coordinating remotely to provide immediate compassion and care.
Event support - Volunteers are responsible for a wide range of community Events I the local community, these amazing volunteers are trained in public speaking and provide Briefings and presentations to various Military and veteran organizations on all the Red Cross programs.
With Hero care Network you can become a volunteer caseworker providing Emergency Communication Messages to deployed service members worldwide as well as Critical Community Services to active-duty service members, their families and Veterans.
Summer Youth Volunteer Program will begin 15 June 2023; all applications must be submitted to the ARC office located at 36000 Shoemaker Loop Room 1039 Fort Hood, TX 76544 NLT 1 May 2023.
Dental Assistant Training Program through DENTACT trains a limited numbers of individuals with a vaild military ID card enrolled in Tricare. Message 254-287-0403 or email@example.com Access Disaster Relief assistance by calling 800-928-4271.
Lifesaving Training: CPR, First Aid, Babysitting, etc. Info at www.redcross.org/take-a-class. New American Red Cross Program manager is Matthew Dang, his contact info is firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-287-0403. Fort Cavazos American Red Cross is now being managed remotely from San Antonio. Contact info: phone number pending. email@example.com
For more information, contact your Fort Cavazos Red Cross Office at 254-287-0403 and please leave voice message if office staff not available to answer. Also, redcross.org has a wide range of information on multiple facets of the American Red Cross activities.
The Army Emergency Relief office provides financial assistance to soldiers, both active and retired, their family members, and the survivors (spouses and orphans) of deceased soldiers during the period of valid emergency financial needs. The AER organization is a private nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to collect and hold funds to relieve financial distress of soldiers and their family members. Approval of an AER loan is based on the need created by an emergency beyond the control of the soldier.
AER's guiding principle is reflected in their motto of "Soldiers Helping Soldiers." AER will continue to be the organization of choice for soldier and family experiencing financial distress. Their goal is to provide a straightforward, streamlined assistance process leveraging the latest information technology.
The Fort Cavazos AER office hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends and federal holidays. For emergency financial assistance after duty hours contact the American Red Cross, 877-272-7337.
No matter how well you have planned your move, emergencies do happen. Before you leave, make sure you have all of your important papers with you and placed in a watertight container, not packed with your household goods. Make sure you have important numbers such as staff duty officer and your command duty office.
Helpful Phone Numbers:
Installation Reception Center Staff Duty: 254-368-1768
Fort Hood SHARP 254-319-4671/ 254-287-9487
III Corps EO Hotline 254-287-6242
Suicide Prevention 800-273-8255 OR TEXT (988)
Chaplain 24/7 254-287-5427/4357
DoD Safe Hotline 877-955-5247
Child Youth Services 254-553-0476/ 254-287-2087
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center 254-288-8000
Army Community Service (ACS) 254-287-4227
Military Police 254-288-1024 or 254-288-1131
Army Emergency Relief (AER) 254-288-7292
Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) 254-553-4705
Fort Cavazos Veterinary Center 254-287-2823
If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Hood Installation Reception Center Staff Duty Desk at 254-368-1768 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgWelcome!