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United States Marine Corps
Marine and Family Programs
Building 216, Room 59
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
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.
Marine & Family Programs (M&FP) on MCB Hawaii encompasses programs focusing on the needs of Marines, Sailors and their family members concerning education, employment, prevention and intervention/treatment, and transition assistance. Departments in this area include Retired Activities, Transition Readiness Program, Lifelong Learning Education Programs, Libraries, Child, Youth and Teen Programs, New Parent Support, Exceptional Family Member Program, Information Referral, Suicide Awareness, Intervention and Treatment, and auxiliary programs such as the Armed Services YMCA and Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society.Please visit the Marine & Family Programs (http://www.mccshawaii.com/mfs.shtml) link for additional information and/or listing of the most current events, programs, and services.
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.