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United States Army
Resiliency Learning Center
7285 Normandy Drive
Fort Riley, KS 66442
The Military and Family Support Center is one part of a larger network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family readiness. The larger system called the Military Family Readiness System is a web of support for you and your family. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services they offer are a key resource for you and your family.
Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
Exceptional Family Member Program
Family Advocacy Program
New Parent Support Program
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Services may vary by location and installation. Use the Search tool to find contact information for your installation Military and Family Support Center. Just enter your installation name, Zip code or state.
Army Community Service is open to active duty Service members and Families of all branches of service. Army Reserve and National Guard Service members their Family members (that are under Title 10), Retirees and their Family members. Family members need not be accompanied by their sponsor. DOD civilians can participate in certain programs and services.
Army Family Action Program
Army Family Action Plan enables Soldiers, Family members, Retirees and DA Civilians the opportunity to let Army senior leadership know what's working and what's not, along with suggestions on how to correct the issue(s).
Army Family Team Building
Army Family Team Building is a fun and interactive training program that provides education andtraining leading to personal resilience and professional development skills.
AFTB (Level I) Military Knowledge (K) Modules train basic information about the Army: You’ll learn about the Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize community resources, attain better financial readiness, and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life.
AFTB (Level II) Personal Growth and Resiliency (G) Modules train personal growth skills: Learn how to improve your personal relationships and communication and stress-management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems, and how to resolve personal conflict. You’ll also learn about Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol.
AFTB (Level III) Leadership Development (L) Modules train leadership skills: Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills and effective communication techniques and learning to mentor others into leadership positions. You’ll learn about the different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, how to manage group conflict, and how to coach and mentor others.
Army Volunteer Corps Program
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 Riley volunteer opportunities and volunteer registration forms are available at ACS.
Deployment & Mobilization Personal Family Readiness Program
This program supports unit and Soldier and Family readiness during separations, deployments and emergencies. Provides units with deployment cycle support, with resource referrals during pre-deployment and post-deployment support while assisting commanders with their Family readiness plans.
Other sources of support include:
Employment Readiness Program
This program provides employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give community members the competitive edge needed to secure employment. Computers are available for employment research and resume preparation.
The EFMP is intended to give Soldiers the opportunity to have missions important to the Army meld with the Family needs. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program with renewal every three years for all active duty Soldiers that have a Family member with exceptional educational or medical needs. The EFMP works with other agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support and personnel services to Families with special needs.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, intervention and treatment of Family violence and child abuse. The FAP provides a variety of services to Soldiers and Families designed to enhance relationship skills and improve Family quality of life. This mission is accomplished through a variety of groups, seminars, workshops, and intervention services. Seminars and workshops are available to commanders, units or Families. Unit commanders are encouraged to contact their FAP Manager to schedule workshops and trainings that meet specific needs. Topics include: 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 crisis intervention, emergency housing, and legal services.
Financial Readiness Program
The Financial Readiness Program provides a practical approach to financial management with the objective of personal control over finances. The program includes training in money management, proper use of credit, financial planning, debt liquidation, and sensible budgeting. The goal of the program is to provide tools to handle money wisely and to make informed purchasing decisions.
Information & Referral Program and Outreach Services Program
The Information, Referral & Follow-Up Program is the Vital link for information on a wide variety of services and programs available at Fort Riley, the local community, and at military installations worldwide. The mission of the IR&F Program is to provide you with easy access to resources and become YOUR One-Stop Information Source.
Relocation Readiness Program
The Relocation Readiness program offers pre/post move assessments to provide individualized assistance through various resources such as Welcome Packets, Military INSTALLATION booklets, Lending Closet, moving related brochures, and referrals to other ACS programs and local service agencies. Support to foreign born spouses through our Multicultural Sessions are also offered.Newcomer's Orientation - Victory WelcomeNewcomer's Orientations assist new personnel and their Families with information provided by various installation agency subject matter experts. The Victory Welcome orientation is conducted weekly. Other sources of support include:
Survivor Outreach Services
We are a "one" Army Program. Regardless of your loved ones' Army component, duty status, location, or manner of death, we provide dedicated support based on your individual needs for as long as you desire. Support includes, but is not limited to, life skills education, counseling resources, financial planning, and special events.
American Red Cross, Fort Riley
The Red Cross cooperates closely with the military by carrying out activities which supplement and assist the military in its programs relating to health, welfare, and Service member morale.
Services offered by the American Red Cross:
IACH Hospital - Woman, Infants, and Children
Riley County Health Department and Fort Riley Public Health Department have partnered to open a Women, Infants, and Children site at Irwin Army Community Hospital.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program designed to improve pregnancy outcomes and promote health of pregnant and delivered women, infants and children under the age of 5.
The WIC program provides nutrition and health education as well as other services to pregnant women, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC.
To apply for WIC, call 785-240-7019 to schedule an appointment. Eligibility is based on income and household size.
What Does WIC Provide?
WIC Supplemental Foods Include:
The center, in Building 7285, is the headquarters of Fort Riley's resiliency campus and will provide Soldiers, Families, civilians and retirees the classes and guidance needed to achieve the five pillars of CSF, which are social, emotional, physical, spiritual and Family.