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United States Army
Army Volunteer Corp
ACS Volunteer Program
2111 South 8th Avenue
Army Community Service
Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5136
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.
In addition to the programs offered above, Fort McCoy ACS offers the following:
Army Family Action Plan -- The Army Family Action Plan enables Soldiers and Families to let Army leadership know what's working, what isn't - AND what they think will fix it. It is a grass-roots level process that seeks input from the Total Army Family regarding significant "quality of life" issues that affect the well-being of Soldiers, civilians, retirees, and their respective Families.
Army Family Team Building -- Army Family Team Building is a progressive training program that provides information and skills that lead to personal and Family preparedness. All Army Family members, whether Active, National Guard, Reserve, or DA Civilian, are eligible to participate in this program.
Military Family Life Consultant -- The goal of this program is to prevent Family distress by providing education, information and support. Services are free and confidential with no records kept.
Newcomer Orientation -- Newcomer Orientations assist new personnel and their Families with information provided by the local Chambers of Commerce and installation agency subject matter experts as well as an installation tour to learn where services are located. Orientations are conducted the second Wednesday of each month.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator -- The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator coordinates sexual assault victim care, unit victim advocate training, and sexual assault and prevention training. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator also serves as the point of contact for sexual assault reports, coordinates training, and serves as a victim advocate.
Family Advocacy Program -- The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. Seminars and workshops are available to commanders, units and Soldier and Family Readiness Groups. Topics include and are not limited to: Command and Troop Education, Community Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills, Stress Management, Parent Education, Domestic Violence Prevention, and Reporting Procedures. Referrals are made to agencies that can most appropriately assist in providing counseling, foster care crisis intervention, emergency housing, and legal services. The Fort McCoy FAP program also has an active playgroup that meets on Tuesday mornings.
Exceptional Family Member Program -- The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program for those who have a Family member with a special medical or educational need. The program works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. An exceptional Family member is defined as a child or adult Family member with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires long term special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.
Army Emergency Relief -- Army Emergency Relief is a private non-profit organization that receives no federal funding. The mission of Army Emergency Relief is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families with a valid need, and to give undergraduate level education scholarships to children and spouses of Soldiers.
Army Volunteer Corps -- Volunteering provides the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the community, feel satisfaction, learn new skills, gain work experience, meet new friends, and have fun! Fort McCoy volunteer opportunities and volunteer registration forms are available at Army Community Service.