Family Support

The Army offers several avenues for service members and their families to find information, education and assistance in dealing with the challenges of deployments.
Types of assistance include:

  • Counseling by licensed therapists for coping with the stresses of military life.
  • Crisis assistance for immediate, short-term help in a critical situation.
  • Deployment and mobilization support services.
  • Financial management education.
  • Information and referrals to services and resources in the community.
  • Outreach programs for families that are isolated, new to the military or geographically separated.
  • Life skills education in parenting, stress management and other issues.
  • Family advocacy programs aimed at preventing spouse and child abuse and treating victims of such abuse.


The Army Family Readiness Group (FRG)
The ArmyFRG was created primarily for the Family Members and friends of Soldiers. We know that when your Soldier is far from home, there's no such thing as too much information.
www.armyfrg.org/skins/frg/home.aspx



The Fort Carson Army Community Service Center (ACS) establishes a Family Assistance Center to ensure Family Members of deploying Soldiers are provided as much assistance as possible. ACS is located in building 1526 on Fort Carson and can be reached at the below contact information:
719-526-4590 or 1-866-804-8763
http://community.carson.army.mil/ACS/programs_mobDepReadi.html


The National Guard
also sets up family assistance centers as needed to help families of all components.  The Colorado National Guard Family Program website is www.jointservicessupport.org/fp


Other useful Family Support links include:


Military One Source: www.militaryonesource.com

Army One Source: www.myarmyonesource.com

Reserve Affairs:  http://ra.defense.gov

Army Reserve Family Programs: www.arfp.org