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United States Marine Corps
Personal & Professional Development Programs
3019 Embry Loop
Quantico, VA 22134
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.
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.
Lifelong Learning -- The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning Program provides personal and professional learning opportunities for Marines regardless of duty station. Lifelong Learning includes the Voluntary Education Program, which provides active-duty service members the opportunity to reach their educational goals.
Children, Youth, and Teen Programs -- Such programs focus on the needs of families in order to provide maximum access to useful, flexible, and affordable programs such as child development, social, recreational, and athletic programs. Children, youth and teens, ages 6 weeks to 18 years, are served in integrated, balanced, quality programs that support the continuum of the Marines family, on- and off base.
New Parent Support Program - Complementary to the Children, Youth and Teen Programs, the NPSP offers a wide range of support services to Marine families with children from birth through five years of age.