EFMP Family Support (FS) is provided by two coordinators located at the Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC). They provide services to all DoD ID cardholders assigned to the installation or located in the community, who have dependents with special needs. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of EFMP families through non-medical case management, community/base information and referrals, education, networking events and other services. Their services are appropriate for people of ALL ages and all levels of need.
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INFORMATION & REFERRAL
Through a Family Needs Assessment (FNA), EFMP FS Coordinators can provide targeted information and make appropriate referrals to base and community resources. We can help families to (not all inclusive):
- Learn about and access local resources, services and programs
- Determine which community resources meet their individual family needs
- Connect with support services and provide warm-handovers
Military One Source provides additional EFMP Resources through EFMP & Me. Use this tool to navigate through the Department of Defense's network of services and support for families with special needs.
INDIVIDUALIZED ASSISTANCE (NON-MEDICAL)
EFMP FS Coordinators provide non-medical case management through Individual Service Plans. This can be especially helpful when you’re new to EFMP, there’s a new diagnosis, a PCS, a new school, or any other life change. They can help you figure out what the “next step” is and that may look like this (not all inclusive):
- Financial counseling referrals and/or Special Needs Grants information
- Special education assistance, referrals, resources, and trainings
- Finding support groups, scholarships, and/or local agencies for specific disabilities
- Information on transitions out of the military or teens into adults
- Support for EFMP families experiencing a deployment
Learn more about the Family Needs Assessments (FNA) and Service Plans (SPs) here: DD 3054 Explained. Appointments are in person or virtual.
If you need MEDICAL Case Management, see the information here: Medical Case Management and discuss with your PCM.
If you’re a deployed family, reach out to us! Find additional support information here: Deployed Family Support
EVENTS & TRAINING
EFMP FS Coordinators host trainings and connection focused programming for all age groups.
Sample “Connect” Events: Aquarium/Zoo visits, “Lost Pearl” pirate cruises, therapeutic horse camps, animal adventures at Busch Gardens, family dances with DJ & resource fairs, paint nights, movie days, Straz theater shows and more!
Sample Trainings: Special Education Explained, EFMP Orientation, Military OneSource Special Needs Consultations, What is Case Management, Tricare and Tricare ECHO, Respite Care and more!
EFMP RESPITE CARE PROGRAM
EFMP Respite Care is designed to assist Air Force families with short-term specialized care (to help reduce stressors associated with caring for an exceptional family member). If you have more than 1 EFMP child, you must have a form completed for each child. Determination is based on Level of Need (LoN). Please contact the Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support Team to assist you through the enrollment process for eligibility. Respite Care scheduling, provider matching and home interviews with prospective providers is facilitated by the Community Childcare Coordinator.
- Must be Q Coded (enrolled in EFMP)
- Respite Care Needs Assessment Form- Must be completed by physician/provider.
- Respite Care Family Demographics
- Current SOU on file
- Respite Care Needs Assessment Form (PDF)
- Respite Care Family Demographics (PDF)
- SOU: Statement of Understanding (PDF)
Email completed forms to EFMP-FS at: 6fSS.FSH.EFMP@us.af.mil