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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.
Army Community Service:
Community Support Center1520 Freedman DriveFort Detrick, MD 21702-5016
Call 301-619-2197 or DSN 343- 2197Fax 301-619-6288
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact the ACS division chief at 301-619-3249.
The Fort Detrick ACS will assist commanders in maintaining the 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, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, Family Advocacy Program Educator:
The Family Advocacy Program 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 and family counseling; parenting classes and more. It provides non-clinical advocacy services and support to soldiers and family members who experience domestic abuse. Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates are on call 24 hours a day/seven 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. It develops and conducts psycho-education, psychosocial groups for commanders, soldiers and military families on mandated topics and identified needs.
Contact the FAP manager at 301-619-7453.
Exceptional Family Member Program:
The Exceptional Family Member Program provides information, referrals, advocacy, short-term counseling and support services to military families with exceptional family members and/or those with special needs. It offers respite care and a quarterly support group.
Contact the EFMP manager at 301-619-3385.
Relocation Readiness Program, Information, Referral and Follow-up Program:
The Relocation Readiness Program and the Information, Referral and Follow-up Program support military members and their families during relocation with incoming and outgoing briefings, welcome packets, a Lending Closet, newcomers’ orientations, sponsorship training and relocation guidance and counseling. IR&F links military members and families with the most appropriate and cost-effective resources in the military and civilian community.
Contact the program manager at 301-619-6364.
Survivor Outreach Services and Mobility, Deployment and Stability and Support Operations:
The Survivor Outreach Services program serves as the advocate for survivors by providing support, information and services closest to where the surviving family member resides. SOS embraces and reassures survivors that they will be linked to the Army family for as long as they desire. Mobility, Deployment and Stability and Support Operations supports soldiers, families, commanders and 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 Family Readiness Groups and help during the reintegration process.
Contact the program manager at 301-619-6364.
Financial Readiness Program, Army Emergency Relief:
The Financial Readiness Program offers information, counseling and training. Training topics include budgeting, consumer rights and responsibilities, credit, debt liquidation, insurance and identity theft. Using established guidelines, Army Emergency Relief assists military members, retirees and their family members experiencing valid emergency financial situations. Call 301-619-3455.
Certified Master Resiliency Trainer program:
The 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 implements skills that enhance self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental agility, strengths of character and connections.
Contact the Certified Master Resiliency Trainer at 301-619-6364.
New Parent Support Program:
The New Parent Support Group program offers parents (pregnant or with children through age 3) the opportunity to learn new skills and improve on 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. A playgroup is held every Friday at the Fort Detrick Homes Neighborhood Center. Monthly parenting education classes are available.
Contact the NPSP nurse at 301-619-0323.