830 Chisholm Ave Ft Meade MD 20755
The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) provides unified, customer-focused, consistent, and efficient FFSP programs and services to support sustained mission and Navy readiness. We provide the right services at the right time, to strengthen personal and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.
The Fleet and Family Support Center is a direct result of the Chief of Naval Operations commitment to supporting Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. NIOC's Fleet and Family Support Center is staffed with trained, professional, dedicated people who provide information and assistance. Core services are geared toward developing skills to help individuals and families be more self-reliant and adjust to the challenges of military life, while at the same time, provide a safety net of programs and services to assist them when they need help.
All single and married active duty personnel and their family members, reservists (on extended active duty) and their families, may request assistance. Retired members and DoD civilians and their families may receive assistance on a case by case basis. FFSC welcomes questions and requests from members of all branches of service.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)
Established in 1994, the Navy Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Program (SAVI) offers a standardized, consistent, victim-sensitive system to prevent and respond to sexual assault Navy-wide. The name of the SAVI Program was changed to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) in 2009, but the services remain the same.
Information and Referral (I&R)
The purpose of this program is to provide the active linkage of individuals with unresolved information needs with the sources or resources which are best capable of addressing those needs. Subject areas include social services, schools, child care, and community resources.
Relocation Assistance Program (RAP)
RAP provides support, information, preparation and education for managing the demands of the mobile military lifestyle. Essential components include briefings; sponsorship support; counseling before, during, and after moving; settling-in services; and emergency services. The Relocation Resource Library contains a myriad of printed materials on military moves in addition to several videos.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
EFMP provides services and resource information for families with special needs. The EFMP coordinator assists service members in the enrollment process and maintains a resource network within the military and civilian community, ensuring the special needs of personnel and their families are met.
Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP)
TAMP was established for personnel and family members who are separating or retiring from military service. TAMP consists of seminars on SF-171 and resume writing, one-on-one counseling, job banks, interview techniques, and job search strategies. TAP, is a a comprehensive, five-day workshop on skills assessment, job search methods, skills for creating an effective resume, effective interviewing skills, employment opportunities nationwide, civil service employment, veterans' benefits, and a three-hour brief by the Atlantic Fleet Career Information Team. Computers and laser printers are available for client use in creating an effective resume or SF-171 application.
Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)
One of the biggest challenges facing a Navy spouse is having to search for a new job every two or three years. FERP provides a variety of services to enhance career planning and continuity. The program offers information on local job and volunteer opportunities, career counseling and referral in addition to seminars and workshops.
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
This proactive program provides for the education, prevention and treatment of family violence. Trained FFSC staff seeks to prevent violence, abuse, and neglect in families, and intervenes protecting vulnerable parties if it does occur. Resource materials are available on subjects to promote wellness within the family.
Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP)
PFMP provides comprehensive emphasis on personal financial responsibility and accountability through sound money management, consumer education, counseling tools, and referral services. A basic money management class is held monthly. Also, the PFMP coordinator is available to provide guidance on financial and consumer issues.
Clinical Counseling is individual, marriage or family counseling provided by a licensed professional, free of charge. Sometimes it is necessary to bounce thoughts and ideas off of someone else. Sometimes it is most important to talk to someone who can be impartial and listen to both sides of the story. This counseling is short-term, non-medical and goal directed. FFSC counseling focuses on emotional reactions and situational difficulties such as: depression, troubled relationships, or family issues, which can result from deployments, separations, relocations, and other stresses common to the military way of life.
Life Skills Program
Prevention and enrichment programs provide knowledge, social relationship skills, and support throughout the family life cycle. The program enhances self-esteem, strengthens interpersonal competencies, and offers educational opportunities to individuals and families. Topics vary: parenting, couples communication, anger and stress management.
Domestic Assualt Victim Advocate (DAVA)