Family Support Services
Once you have arrived on Base/Post, have housing squared away, in-processed with your unit, enrolled in DEERS and completed the rest of the in-processing procedures, the next place to visit is your Base/Post Family Support office. You will be able to locate a large number of Community based recreation and schooling services as well as those provided on Base/Post. Check for activities and services that will be accessible to your family member. Some offices also have schooling information regarding schools in the area as well as other programs provided by that specific office. Not all Family Support programs are created equal and don't always offer the same programs. Be sure to ASK!!!! Base/Unit Family Assistance coordinators (FACs) may also be able to help you locate programs not provided on station but available in the community.
If you're really in a bind don't forget to check in with your local Chaplain's office.
It has been Linda's personal experience that a Chaplain or his assistant, no matter the denomination, are handy persons to know when you need assistance. Chaplains and their staffs are trained advocates who understand the military way of doing things and can move mountains when need be. Be sure to get acquainted with your Base or unit Chaplain and staff, regardless of your denomination. They are there for you and your family. Let them help when they can.