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The individual branches of service provide a number of programs to support service members and their families with parenting. The following links provide the official service programs for adoption and New Parent Support Programs in the military.

Adoption

Army

Army OneSource Army OneSource is the website of Army Community Service (ACS), the organization that provides family programs and services to members of the Army. The ACS centers located on installations can provide information regarding adoption reimbursement, as well as other family benefits, and may provide social workers for family and/or child counseling.

MyArmyBenefits Adoption Assistance The MyArmyBenefits website provides information on benefits and entitlements for Soldiers, family members, and retirees. Information on benefits can be found by category, component, life event, state/territory, or through an index of all benefits. The Adoption Assistance section of MyArmyBenefits lists information on eligibility, amounts of benefits, and qualifying and excluded expenses for the Department of Defense (DoD) Adoption Reimbursement Program.

Marine Corps

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) MCCS provides a wide range of services to help Marines and their family members enhance their quality of life including counseling, information and referral, and programs/services related to the military lifestyle. MCCS can provide information regarding adoption reimbursement, as well as other family benefits, and may provide social workers for family and/or child counseling.

Navy

Navy Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) The Navy FFSC provides consistent customer-focused programs and service to strengthen personal and family competencies of members of the Navy family to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. The FFSC family centers located on installations can provide information regarding adoption reimbursement, as well as other family benefits, and may provide social workers for family and child counseling.

Air Force

Air Force Services This website provides a number of resources for service members including information related to family readiness, employment, education, family life, financial health, military readiness, relocation, and transition from military to civilian life. The site offers links to other military and commercial sites related to these and other topics.

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Office of Work-Life The Coast Guard Office of Work-Life provides and operates programs and services to help support the well-being of active duty and reserve component service members, civilian employees, and family members. The website has information about the adoption reimbursement program. Coast Guard family centers can provide information regarding adoption reimbursement, as well as other family benefits, and may provide social workers for family child counseling.

New Parent Support Program

Army

Army Installation Management Command The Installation Management Command (IMCOM) is responsible for the functioning of Army garrisons worldwide. Since the NPSP program varies by Service, service providers may find this link helpful in order to gain information about local and Army-wide initiatives.

Army OneSource Army OneSource is the website of Army Community Service (ACS), the organization that provides family programs and services to members of the Army. This website offers a variety of information, links, services, and resources for Soldiers, family members, staff, and civilians, including an overview of the New Parent Support Program.

Army Well-Being This website contains information on current issues affecting Army families. It offers forums, links to family programs, newsletters, and a resource directory.

My Army Benefits This is the official Army benefits website. It provides a complete set of fact sheets on state and federal benefits eligibility and locations where benefits services are provided.

Marine Corps

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. Services provided include emergency financial assistance, budget counseling, visiting nurses, and emergency financial assistance to qualifying Marines in the form of a low-interest loan. NMCRS also provides a Budget for Baby workshop designed to make service members and their families aware of the increased living expenses that come with a new baby, and to discuss effective ways of making adjustments to spending and saving habits.

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) MCCS provides a wide range of services to help Marines and their family members enhance their quality of life including counseling, information and referral, and programs/services related to the military lifestyle. This website has a family life section that outlines the various programs available to Marine Corps families, including the NPSP. It also provides a directory of NPSP staff.

Navy

Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) Through this website, Sailors and family members may access information on a wide range of programs focused on adapting to the special demands of military careers and military family life. The Parenting section of this website provides links to resources and articles geared specifically towards military families.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. Services provided include emergency financial assistance, budget counseling, visiting nurses, and emergency financial assistance to qualifying Marines in the form of a low-interest loan. NMCRS also provides a Budget for Baby workshop designed to make service members and their families aware of the increased living expenses that come with a new baby, and to discuss effective ways of making adjustments to spending and saving habits.

Navy.mil This is the Navy's official website. It provides links to many services and a search engine. It is a good starting point for service providers seeking information or updates on Navy issues and initiatives.

Air Force

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) AFAS is a private, nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to Air Force members and their families, including interest-free loans, grants, or a combination of both. AFAS maintains an open door policy that encourages individuals to apply for assistance when they feel an emergency situation exists. AFAS also sponsors a Bundles for Babies program, available for active duty members or the spouses of active duty members expecting a baby or with a young infant.

Air Force Community This website provides a number of resources for service members including information related to family readiness, employment, education, family life, financial health, military readiness, relocation, and transition from military to civilian life. The site offers links to other military and commercial sites related to these and other topics. The website includes information and links on parenting and also provides links to installations and family services.

Airman and Family Readiness Flight This is the Air Force website for Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) staff (login required). AFRCs assist individuals and families to adapt to the challenges and demands of the military community. Previously known as family support centers, the organizations now are called Airman and Family Readiness Flights. Traditional services, such as the Relocation and Transition Assistance Programs, personal financial management, Air Force Aid, spouse employment, and personal and family life education, remain the foundation of service delivery.

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Family Advocacy Program This website provides information and resources about the Coast Guard FAP, addressing family violence issues through prevention, identification, intervention, support for victims, treatment for abusers, and a coordinated response with other military and civilian community resources.


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