Community Support

Family Advocacy Program

 
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): Helps to build strong, healthy military Families for Soldiers and Family members who are expecting a child, or have children up to 3 years of age. Through various supportive services, classes, and home visits, we help new parents learn to cope with the everyday demands of parenthood, as well as stress, isolation, and post-deployment reunions. 

 
Victim Advocacy Program (VAP): Provides comprehensive support to victims of domestic abuse, including crisis intervention, safety planning, and help to secure medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, referral to military and civilian shelters, and other resources. Victim Advocacy services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 
 
Transitional Compensation (TC) Program for Abused Dependents: A congressionally mandated program for abused dependents of military personnel.  Legislation authorizes temporary payments for Families in which the Active Duty Soldier has been separated administratively or by court-martial for a dependent-abuse offense. The TC Program offers benefits and entitlements for 12-36 months to eligible Family members.  During this benefit period, beneficiaries are provided temporary financial compensation and are eligible to receive medical care, including behavioral health services as TRICARE beneficiaries.  Recipients will also have commissary and exchange privileges during this period.
 
 
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).