Army Community Services

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Tripler............................... 438-4499

Bldg. 127A, Krukowski Road

Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schofield Barracks............. 655-4227

Bldg. 2091, Kolekole Ave.

Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Army Community Service (ACS) Program is a community-oriented program, which assists Army commanders in maintaining readiness of individuals, families, and communities within America’s Army by developing, coordinating, and delivering services, which promote self reliance, resiliency, and stability during war and peace.

ACS Programs Include the Following

Information and Referral Program: Strives to provide Soldiers and families with timely, comprehensive information on both military and community resources that will assist in meeting basic needs and improve quality of life.

Lending Closet: Provides temporary loans of household items to personnel arriving and departing Hawaii, including a limited number of child car seats. The loan is usually for 60 days.

Relocation Readiness Program: Assists families arriving to and departing from Hawaii. Before arrival and departure, the service helps Soldiers and families gather information about their new duty location. ACS also provides deployment briefings, welcome packets, a military resource library, arrival briefings, and sponsorship training.

Army Volunteer Corps (AVC): Has a variety of opportunities for people who want to be involved with their community and help others. Positions range from organizers, creative and industrious people who can commit their time and energies to helping others. Free childcare is available for time spent volunteering at ACS.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB): Connects families to the Army one class at a time. The three levels are progressive and interactive classes that range from Army basics to building leadership skills.

Army Family Action Plan (AFAP): Gives Soldiers and Family Members a voice to communicate concerns with Army leadership with a possibility to make major changes in legislation, policies, programs and services that strengthen readiness and retention across all Armed Forces.

Exceptional Family Member Program: Acts as an advocate for Army families who have members with disabilities, linking them to programs and services designed to meet their needs. The program’s family support group gives families opportunities to meet and network with other families that face similar challenges. The staff also offers suggestions and guidance in securing housing, childcare education and training, community resources, recreational opportunities and respite care.

Family Advocacy Program: Mission is to preserve and protect the family unit by preventing family violence and identifying, referring and treating individuals involved in incidents of family violence. It also provides crisis intervention and referral resources for child and spouse abuse, and designs and provides community education/prevention to enhance family life.

New Parent Support Program (NPSP): Provides professional social workers and nurses who offer supportive and caring services to military families with children from birth to three years of age. Through a variety of programs including home visits and parenting classes, the NPSP provides opportunities to learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment, reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. The program is committed to developing strong Army families, and the prevention and treatment of family violence.

Financial Readiness: Provides a variety of services to the Army community, including consumer complaint and problem resolutions, individualized financial counseling for newly assigned Soldiers and military families to address pay problems, budgeting, transition budgeting, and asset analysis and financial planning sessions. The program provides information on a variety of financial subjects such as low to moderate income housing and guidelines on managing household expenses. ACS also has a consumer library with books, magazines and pamphlets on various financial subjects.

Army Emergency Relief (AER): Provides assistance for unexpected and financial stress to include: travel; housing; car repair; utilities; medical expenses; funeral costs and disaster relief.

Employment Readiness Program: Provides employment assistance to active-duty, reserve component, transitioning and retired Soldiers, family members, and DoD civilian employees in acquiring skills, networks, and resources that will allow them to participate in the work force and develop a career/work plan.

Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program: Includes program and support activities designed to assist leaders, Soldiers and their families to successfully manage the challenges of mobilization and deployments before, during and after they occur.