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United States Marine Corps
Marine and Family Programs
1555 Southgate Road
HQBN, Henderson Hall
Arlington, VA 22214-5001
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. Programs and services may vary across services and installations.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs, such as the Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy Program and the New Parent Support Program. These services vary by location. Find your specific center by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and searching by installation or postal code.
Exceptional Family Member Program -- (EFMP) assists Marine families in managing the dual demands of a Marine Corps career and the special needs of a family member. An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) is a family member, enrolled in DEERS and residing with their sponsor, who may require special medical or educational services based upon a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional need.
Counseling Services -- Provides education, counseling services including Family Advocacy Program counseling, and workshops to individuals and families seeking self improvement or assistance dealing with domestic abuse.
Substance Abuse Program -- Provides policies and guidance to improve the capability of commanding officers and Marines in preventing and treating alcohol and drug abuse problems that detract from unit performance and mission readiness.
Education and Services -- The Marine Corps Education and Services Program provides personal and professional learning opportunities for Marines regardless of duty station. Education and Services includes the Voluntary Education Program, which provides active-duty service members the opportunity to reach their educational goals.