The U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and Families recognize and meet the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Army Families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills, and improve quality of life.
We are also dedicated to helping Soldiers and Families with the complex challenges related to domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect. We focus on prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment.
If you need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. You should also contact your installation’s Family Advocacy Program for more information.
There are additional programs within the Family Advocacy Program that help with specific needs.
Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs):
A key outreach service to Soldiers and Families. Enhanced community Family support services by offering licensed clinical social workers and psychologists to address various issues that Soldiers and Families face before and after deployment.
New Parent Support Program (NPSP): )
Got small children? Parents with little ones under three have special challenges, and NPSP has tools to meet them. Programs including home visits and parenting classes help caregivers learn to cope with stress, isolation, deployments, reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Click here to find services near you
Victim Advocacy Program (VAP):
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have round-the-clock access to services, including emergency assistance, information, referrals, and ongoing support in accessing medical, behavioral health, legal, and law enforcement services on and off garrisons. Services are available for both restricted and unrestricted reports. Click here for more information.
Transitional Compensation (TC) Program for Abused Dependents:
Under a congressionally mandated program, abused dependents of military personnel may be eligible for one to three years of benefits and entitlements, including temporary financial compensation, medical care, and commissary and exchange privileges. Click here for more information.
Contact your installation’s Army Community Service (ACS)Family Advocacy Program for more information.
You can also call Military OneSource for more information and referrals (CONUS: 800-342-9647; OCONUS: 00-800-3429-6477; To call collect with operator assistance OCONUS: 484-530-5908).