Fleet and Family Support
Updated On: 1/22/2013 8:59:48 AM
Navy Region Southwest Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) welcome all military members and their families to San Diego. FFSC is located in multiple locations on and off base to serve you where you work and live including: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, and in the Navy housing areas of Murphy Canyon, The Village at Serra Mesa, Bayview Hills and Gateway Village.
Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) operate at each base to provide information and referral services, education and training classes, personal financial management, employment assistance for family and transitioning service members, deployment support, Ombudsman support and counseling for Sailors and family members. All FFSC programs and services are free and confidential.
FFSC staff are selected and trained for their subject matter expertise in the programs in which they work. Counselors who provide individual, marital and family counseling and family advocacy services are licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists with the same professional training and credentials as TRICARE and local community mental health counselors. They also have special training and/or experience to assist Sailors and family members meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.
FFSC educational and training programs are focused on resource awareness and life skills education (couples communication, relationship skills, parenting skills, stress management), with an emphasis on helping military personnel and families adapt to the lifestyle they have chosen.
Following are some of FFSC’s most popular programs; those not listed are included in other sections of this publication.
Personal Financial Management (PFM) stresses proactive, long-range financial education and training aimed at preventing financial crisis and ensuring financial success. It is imperative that we teach Sailors financial responsibility at every stage of their careers. Establishing a life-cycle approach for Sailors and families will form a continuum from recruitment through retirement. This preventative and educational approach to PFM allows Sailors to focus on mission needs and will ultimately increase retention and readiness for our Navy.
The Deployment Support Program is designed to help service members and their families successfully manage the challenges of deployment by assisting them to better anticipate and understand the physical and emotional demands associated with deployment. Prior to deployment, the FFSC and Chaplain Corps provide Sailors and their families information and education to help them anticipate and deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the family during the weeks before the impending deployment. During deployment FFSC offers services to support family needs. FFSC also supports the Ombudsman program which provides a communication link between the families and the Command. Individual Augmentees (IAs) and their families can access a wide range of support for every stage of their deployment cycle as well.
The Career Options and Navy Skills Evaluation Program (CONSEP) is a military life-cycle education and training initiative. CONSEP has been designed to help Sailors identify their individual skills and talents, develop long-term career, professional and personal goals, plan for personal financial stability, research related civilian skills or qualifications, establish effective long-term career planning objectives, and emphasizes the value of continuing a Navy career.
Personal and Family Counseling services are offered for situational adjustment problems, which may be excluded from coverage under TRICARE behavioral health plans. The goal is to provide professional assistance early, before more significant problems develop. Individual, marriage, family and child counseling and referrals are available as well.
The Family Advocacy Program addresses the prevention, identification, intervention, follow up and reporting of child abuse and domestic violence. Licensed professionals provide assessment and intervention services. A variety of prevention/education classes are available to active duty members and their families.
Family Employment Readiness Program: The Navy recognizes that frequent relocations associated with the military lifestyle create career challenges for military spouses. The Family Employment Readiness program (FERP) addresses those challenges in basic workshops, career planning, résumé writing, interview techniques, federal employment information, self-assessments, goal setting and vocational tests. Resources available include libraries, computer job search assistance and available job listings locally and nationwide. The FERP also provides employment support and educational referrals for military family members as they relocate due to re-assignment.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR) provides a comprehensive, standardized and victim-sensitive system to prevent and respond to sexual assault. The key components of SAPR are sexual assault awareness and prevention education, victim advocacy and data collection.
Transition Assistance Program: Changing careers is a stressful undertaking, perhaps even more so for those leaving military service after many years. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offers a "full service" approach to effectively manage career change and discover all employment opportunities.
Relocation Assistance: The constant in the life of the military member and their family is change. FFSC offers information on the moving process, entitlements, new duty stations, and tips for success. Additionally, welcome aboard packages and other information are available to military members and their families who are new to the area. From access to basic household items to individual support and workshops, the FFSC supports every aspect of the relocation process.
Retired Activities Office: The purpose of this program is to support and enrich the lives of retired military personnel and their families. By tradition and law, retired military personnel and their family members are entitled to certain rights, benefits and privileges. The Retired Activities Office, which is staffed by volunteers throughout the region, provides the link between retirees, local military communities, and other government agencies that provide assistance to retirees and their families.
ONE CALL SERVES ALL!
For clinical counseling, relocation assistance, résumé assistance and financial consultation appointments at a Navy Region Southwest Fleet & Family Support Center, call the Centralized Scheduling Center at the 24-hour toll free number 866-923-6478. You can also register online for most classes at: www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifesw.
FFSC SUPPORT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
In addition to workshops and services available on base and in military family housing community centers, San Diego has added the Family Readiness Express (FRE). This RV-style vehicle brings Fleet and Family support to military family housing areas in San Diego County, including locations miles away from Navy installations. The FRE is a traveling resource and referral vehicle that visits military housing areas and special events – stop by if you see us in your neighborhood.
Fleet & Family Support is a one-stop shop for all your quality of life needs
Naval Base San Diego
3005 Corbina Alley
Bldgs 259 & 263
San Diego, CA 92136
Naval Base Coronado / Naval Air Station
Saufley Road, Bldgs 243 & 318
San Diego, CA 92135
Naval Base Point Loma / Main Base
140 Sylvester Road
Bldgs 211 & 212
San Diego, CA 92106
Fleet & Family Support Counseling Services
Naval Base San Diego
3135 Dolphin Alley, Bldg 261
San Diego, CA 92136
Murphy Canyon Branch
4867T Santo Road
San Diego, CA 92124
Bayview Hills Branch
1967 Sky Harbor Road
San Diego CA 92139
The Village at Serra Mesa Branch
3141 Afton Road
San Diego CA 92123
Gateway Village Branch
3207 Rosecrans Place
San Diego CA 92110
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