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United States Army
Army Community Service
St-Stevens-Woluwe Belgium 1932
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.
The Army Community Service staff at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Brussels is available to offer advocacy and support to families of deployed service members. In addition to ACS staff, a Military Family Life Consultant serves the Brussels community and is always available to provide support and a listening ear to those in need of a helping professional. The MFLC can be reached at 011-32-498-202-655.
Relocation Readiness provides resources and tools to help you with permanent change of station and post-move orientations. These orientations include the deputy garrison manager's USAG Benelux-Brussels site brief, a guided tour of a local hospital and of a local grocery store, information about local customs and culture, and helpful basic phrases and vocabulary in French and/or Flemish. We maintain a Loan Closet from which families may borrow basic household goods as well as a microwave.
Financial Readiness offers classes on move-related topics such as buying or selling homes.
Army Volunteer Corp
Because employment opportunities in Belgium are limited, volunteering is a way of gaining skills and work experience, which can be used in employment and college applications. It is important to document your volunteer hours. There are many and varied volunteer opportunities in the Brussels community. For more information on volunteering and/or for how to register in the Volunteer Management Information System, call ACS at 011-0032-65-75-7367 or DSN 597-7367.
The Transition Assistance Program
The Transition Assistance Program offers a quarterly Veterans Administration benefits briefings and Soldiers for Life and Department of Labor Employment Workshop briefings. To register or for more information, call DSN 597-9634. Note: We do not have a Transition Assistance Center.