Fleet & Family Support Programs

Family Readiness Fleet & Family Support Programs (FFSP) promotes self-reliance and resiliency to strengthen the military and its family members, supports mission readiness, assists commanders in planning for and responding to a family readiness needs, and facilitates building a  strong community network of services through community outreach and partnerships. FFSP aims to deliver the best services at the right time and in the right place. The organization relies on a comprehensive delivery of programs and services, which includes partnerships with DoD entities an community-based organization FFSP strives to anticipate change to meet the ongoing needs of Navy families, to enhance family resiliency, and decrease the stigma associated with the use of FFSP programs and services.

Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer free Parenting and Life Skill programs, Financial programs, Deployment support, Transition and Employment assistance, Relocation assistance, Counseling and Victim Assistance, Exceptional Family Member Support, Information and Referral, and many more programs to promote quality of life for military personnel and their families. Visit the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center for further information on base and community services. FFSC is here to welcome you and assist during your time in Hampton Roads.

Counseling & Assistance - Anger Management

Do you find your anger racing from zero to 60 at work or at home? BEAMS is a six-session, skill-building program for active duty service members and family members. The BEAMS course is designed to prevent anger from escalating to violence. Participants learn to develop new and effective coping strategies.

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Counseling & Assistance - Deployment Resiliency Counselor (DRC)

DRCs are professional, licensed clinicians who are assigned to all aircraft carriers (CVNs) and large-deck amphibious assault ships (LHDs/LHAs) throughout the Navy. DRCs offer confidential, short-term, non-medical counseling at no cost for all active duty service members while they are deployed aboard the ship or while the ship is in homeport.

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Counseling & Assistance - Family Advocacy Programs (FAP)

Long deployments, frequent moves, and mission readiness demands impose many stresses on military families, often leading to marital and parent child conflict. Concern for the welfare of Navy families and the effects of family violence on military performance prompted the establishment of FAP in 1976.

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Counseling & Assistance - Family Employment Assistance

The Navy recognizes that frequent relocation associated with military lifestyle creates tremendous career challenges for military family members. The FERP program addresses those challenges in workshops, one-on-one career counseling, and with self-help resources.

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Counseling & Assistance - Personal Finance Management

The Navy's Personal Financial Management Program helps put the dream of financial freedom within the reach of every service member. An array of free financial information and advice from Certified Financial Educators is available to Sailors and family members at the Fleet and Family Support Center.

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Counseling & Assistance - Professional Counseling

FFSC of Hampton Roads provides short-term, counseling and crisis intervention for active duty service members and their spouses. In addition to individual, marital, and child counseling, FFSC provides several counseling support groups and classes. At FFSC, each of our counselors holds a master or doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. They are all fully-qualified, credentialed, and know how to help you.

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Counseling & Assistance - Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

SAPR Program provides Victim Advocacy, Case Management, Training for SAPR POCs and Advocates, Command Consultation, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Training (at your work site), SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher Training and more.

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Counseling & Assistance - Stress Management

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life. The way we handle stress can affect our personal and professional lives. Learn more about managing stress with techniques such as goal-setting, time management, and progressive relaxation.

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Counseling & Assistance - Suicide Awareness

The topic of Suicide often brings up more questions than answers. What is it all about? Why does it happen? Who may be affected? What can I do about it? Where can I get help? It can seem overwhelming at times. While the underlying issues are complex, the strategies for effective coping don't need to be.

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Family Support - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a quality of life program that supports Sailors who have dependents with chronic medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational conditions and require special care and services. Enrollment in the EFMP allows Navy detailers to consider the Sailor’s family needs during the assignment process ensuring that necessary resources will be available at the Sailor’s assigned duty station.

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Family Support - Family Life Education

To help active duty military members (single and married) and their family enhance their effectiveness at home or work, Fleet and Family Support Centers' professional counselors and educators offer Life Skills services and programs that foster good relations, healthy families, and strong marriages.

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Family Support - For Spouses

FFSC provides conferences and programs to military spouses in leadership positions and spouses adjusting to new roles that accompany spouse promotions.

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Family Support - New Parent Support

The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) is designed to promote positive family interactions, nurture child development, and prevent child abuse. NPSHVP is voluntary and offered worldwide for families of active duty service members of any rank or age. Enrolling in NPSHVP is as easy as calling any Fleet and Family Support Center.

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Family Support - Spouses

FFSC provides conferences and programs to military spouses in leadership positions and spouses adjusting to new roles that accompany spouse promotions.

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Military Support - Command Support Programs

Whether your command needs support during a crisis, training for command leadership, or an FFSC Command Representative specifically assigned to serve the needs of your command.

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Military Support - Deployment Readiness

Deployments are an inevitable part of military life. Despite the challenges of separation and change, deployments can be managed. Information and skill building is key to managing the deployment. Working in concert with Command Leadership, the Family Readiness Group and Ombudsmen, the FFSC will help provide the necessary information and practical skills that allow active duty and family members to cope with deployment challenges.

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Military Support - Inter-Cultural Relations

FFSC provides training and support for foreign-born spouses to help ease the transition to a new culture.

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Military Support - Navy Gold Star Program

Navy Gold Star is the Navy’s official program for providing long-term support to surviving families of Sailors who pass while on Active Duty. If you are visiting this page because you are a surviving family member of a deceased service member, please accept our most heartfelt sympathy and gratitude for your loved one’s service and sacrifice in defending our nation.

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Military Support - Ombudsman Program

Most command leaders agree: an effective ombudsman can be a priceless asset. Ombudsmen play a key role in linking commands and families to ensure accurate, timely communication.

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Military Support - Relocation Assistance

FFSC offers one-on-one consultation from experienced FFSC staff including extensive information and referral services.

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Military Support - Retired Activities Office

FFSC offers one-on-one consultation from experienced FFSC staff including extensive information and referral services.

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Military Support - Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP Workshops Transition GPS is a five-day mandatory DOD workshop for retiring or separating military members making the transition to the civilian sector. The workshop provides instruction on skills identification, resume preparation, interview techniques, and veterans' entitlements. Uniform of the day is required. Spouses are welcome to attend as space permits.

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FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex

Ph: 757-492-6342

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FFSC @ JEB Fort Story

Ph: 757-422-7311

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FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

Ph: 757-462-7563

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FFSC @ NAS Oceana

Ph: 757-433-2912

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FFSC @ NAVSTA Great Lakes

847-688--3603 Ext. 100

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FFSC @ NAVSTA Newport

401-841-2283

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FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

Ph: 757-444-2102

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FFSC @ Newport News

Ph: 757-688-6289

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FFSC @ NSA HR Northwest Annex

Ph: 757-421-8770

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FFSC @ NSA HR Portsmouth

Ph: 757-953-7801

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FFSC @ NSA Saratoga Springs

518-886-0200 Ext. 146

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FFSC @ Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

207-438-1835

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FFSC @ SUBASE New London

860-694-3383

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FFSC @ WPNSTA Earle

732-866-2115

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FFSC @ WPNSTA Yorktown

Ph: 757-887-4606

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Fleet & Family Support Programs

Military families represent a diverse population but often have similar questions and concerns about the military lifestyle. Despite the well-known challenges of separation and changes for military families, there can be positive experiences. Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) has answers to your questions about parenting, benefits, life skills, military lifestyle challenges, employment, deployment, relocation, personal finance, schools, special needs and much more.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

7:30AM

SAPR Victim Advocate Basic Training

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

8:00AM

Building Effective Anger Management Skills

FFSC @ WPNSTA Yorktown

This event repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday
8:00AM

Spouse Newcomers Orientation

FFSC @ NSA HR Portsmouth

8:30AM

Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leadership Training (Basic Training)

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

9:00AM

Job Search Strategies

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

1:00PM

Effective Resume Writing

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

5:00PM

Ombudsman Basic Training

FFSC @ WPNSTA Yorktown

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8:00AM

Homeownership

FFSC @ Newport News

9:00AM

Children and Divorce

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

9:00AM

Effective Resume Writing

FFSC @ NSA HR Portsmouth

9:00AM

Stress Management-Multi

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

9:00AM

Interview Techniques

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

9:00AM

Spouse Newcomers Orientation

FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex

12:00PM

Job Network

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

1:00PM

Car Buying Strategies (SC)

FFSC @ NSA HR Portsmouth

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

1:00PM

Building Effective Anger Management Skills

FFSC @ NAS Oceana

This event repeats every week on Tuesday, Thursday
1:00PM

Personal Communications

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

2:00PM

Sponsor Training

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

3:30PM

STEP: Early Childhood

FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex