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United States Army
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
Resources and services differ by branch of service. These family and community services are specific to your installation. Use the information below to learn more.
Chris Watson, ACS Division Chief, email@example.com, 301-619-3249
The Fort Detrick ACS will assist commanders in maintaining readiness of individuals, Families, and communities within America's military services by developing, coordinating, and delivering services that will promote self-reliance, resiliency, and stability during war and peace. The following services are available:
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)/Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA)/FAP Educator: FAP is dedicated to intimate partner and child abuse prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment. FAP provides a variety of services to Soldiers and Families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life. Some of the services include couples communication, anger management, individual, marital, Family counseling, parenting classes, and more. Provides non-clinical advocacy services and support to Soldiers and Family members who experience domestic abuse. DAVA’s are on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, non-judgmental support, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, and referrals to military and civilian resources. The on-call DAVA will empower you to make informed and independent decisions to support your recovery process. The FAP educator facilitates Family Advocacy education classes or components of them. Develops and conducts psycho-education, psychosocial groups for Commanders, Soldiers and military families on mandated topics and identified needs.
Lisa Long, FAP Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-619-7453
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): Provides information, referral, advocacy, short-term counseling, and support services to military Families with exceptional family members/special needs. Offers respite care and a quarterly support group.
Lisa Long, Program Manager, email@example.com, 301-619-7453
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)/Information, Referral & Follow Up (IR&F), Supports military members and their Families during relocation with incoming and outgoing briefings, welcome packets, lending closet, newcomer's orientations, sponsorship training, and relocation guidance and counseling. R&F links military members and Families with the most appropriate and cost effective resources in the military and civilian community.
Liz Dague, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-619-6364
Survivor Outreach Services, and Mobility, Deployment and Stability and Support Operations (SSO): The SOS Program serves as the advocate for survivors by providing support, information, and services closest to where the surviving family member resides. The SOS Program embraces and reassures Survivors that they will be linked to the Army Family for as long as they desire. The Mobility, Deployment and SSO program supports Soldiers, families, commanders Army civilians prior to, during and after the deployment and mobilization process. The program provides information, referrals, training, prevention education, support systems, assistance in establishing FRG’s, and assistance during the reintegration process.
Financial Readiness Program (FRP)/Army Emergency Relief (AER): FRP offers information, counseling, and training. Training topics include budgeting, consumer rights and responsibilities, credit, debt liquidation, insurance, and identity theft. Using established guidelines, AER assists military members, retirees, and their family members experiencing valid emergency financial situations.
Paula Pass, Personal Financial Counselor, PFC.FortDetrick.USA@Zeiders.com, 301-619-3455
Certified Master Resiliency Trainer: Teaches family members, civilians, and Soldiers the skills they need to grow and thrive in the face of challenges, and to bounce back from adversity. The course delves deep into learning and implementing skills that enhance self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental agility, strengths of character and connections.
Liz Dague, Certified Master Resiliency Trainer, email@example.com, 301-619-6364
New Parent Support Program (NPSP): This program offers parents (pregnant or with children through age three) the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve old ones. Our staff knows about the concerns of parents and the challenges that only Military Families face. Home visits are the primary mode of interaction. Playgroup is held every Friday at the Fort Detrick Homes Neighborhood Center. Monthly Parenting Education classes are available.
Karen Jackson, NPSP Nurse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-619-0323