Child Development Center
Building 1085, 928-269-2350
The Marine Corps’ Child Development Center provides full-time child care for children 6 weeks to 9 years old. A preschool program for 3- to 5-year-olds is offered. School-age and school intercession care for 6- to 9-year-olds is also offered. Child care referral is also available to assist you in finding child care. The CDC’s hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Child Development Program assists active-duty personnel in balancing the competing demands of family life and accomplishment of the mission and supports parents in rearing their children. For more information, call 928-269-2350.
Building 1050, 928-269-5390
The Youth Center provides a host of activities offered throughout the year for 6- to 18-year-olds. The center operates a variety of recreation programs and seasonal sports for most age groups, including base leagues, summer day camps and school intercession programs. Youth can participate in field trips, arts and crafts activities, sports clinics, hikes, teen dances, movie nights and much more. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 928-269-5390.
Family Child Care
Building 1071, 928-269-3233
The Family Child Care Program offers certified family child care providers who receive training, undergo medical screening and have their homes inspected by fire, safety and sanitation inspectors. Providers are spouses of active-duty military who reside in base housing. For more information, call 928-269-3233.
School Liaison Program
Building 1071, 928-269-5373
The United States Marine Corps School Liaison Program is designed to provide connectivity between military families, local schools and the Marine Corps. School liaisons support transitioning families in obtaining educational information and assistance from local school districts and identify and coordinate community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on military school-age children (K-12). Many military children often face the hardships of transferring schools when parents receive orders to move elsewhere. As a one-stop shop, the school liaison makes finding the information regarding local schools easier and can help ease some of the transitional stress associated with moving.
Exceptional Family Member Program
Building 1085, 928-269-2425
The Exceptional Family Member Program is an enrollment program assisting Marines with a family member who has a physical, emotional, developmental or learning disability requiring specialized services. The goal is to ensure the needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration during the reassignment process. For more information, call 928-269-2425.
New Parent Support Program
Building 645, 928-269-2308
The New Parent Support Program provides services to military members who are expecting or have children under 6 years old. Prenatal classes, parent support and education groups, and a home visitor program support the challenges and demands of military family life. For more information, call 928-269-2308.
Family Member Employment Assistance Program
Building 852, 928-269-2680
The Family Member Employment Assistance Program offers information to family members, active-duty personnel and DOD civilians in their search for local employment. Assistance is provided regarding local vacancy listings, job referrals, resume critiquing and assessing individuals’ current skills and interests. Resume writing and interview techniques workshops are available monthly. For more information, call 928-269-2680.
Personal Financial Management Program
Building 850, 928-269-2034
The Personal Financial Support section provides financial management services, including budget development, financial planning and debt management, as well as monthly workshops on topics covering car buying, home buying, savings and investments, and basic budgeting. Also provided is information on obtaining credit reports, using credit and establishing a good credit history, advantages and disadvantages of rent-to-own, and checking and savings accounts. For more information, call 928-269-2034.
Family Advocacy Program
Building 598, 928-269-2561
The Family Advocacy Program is staffed by certified professional counselors to help the military community with personal or family issues. Marriage counseling, crisis intervention and short-term assistance with personal issues are just some of the services available. Classes in stress and anger management, interpersonal communications, problem-solving and effective parenting are also available. The staff is dedicated to the intervention, prevention, reporting and treatment of domestic abuse and provides victim advocacy and support. For more information, call 928-269-2561.
Substance Abuse Counseling Center
Building 598, 928-269-5634
The Substance Abuse Counseling Center is staffed by certified Marine Corps substance abuse counselors and offers evaluations, assessments, outpatient treatment, group and individual therapy, and aftercare. For more information, call 928-269-5634.
Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator
Building 598, 928-269-2791
The Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator provides education and awareness on the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs for MCAS and the local community. The coordinator also teaches young people how to avoid drug use and offers year-round activities. For more information, call 928-269-2791.
Information & Referral and Relocation Services
Building 850, 928-269-2034
The Information & Referral Program provides relocation services for inbound and outbound personnel and counseling on benefits, entitlements and special needs as well as providing referral and information on available local base and community services and on bases worldwide. For more information, call 928-269-2034
Transition Readiness Program
Building 852, 928-269-5181
The Transition Readiness Program conducts the week-long Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS). Transition Readiness provides support and assistance to military members and their families to ease the transition from military to civilian life with transition briefs, job search resources, workshops and a resource library and computer lab for patrons. Separations briefings include veteran’s benefits information, reserve opportunities, educational benefits, time management, employment assistance and more. For more information, call 928-269-5181.
Readiness and Deployment Support
Building 598, 928-269-6544
Marine Corps’ Family Team Building’s Readiness and Deployment Support Program offers assistance to units through classes briefs and workshops designed to focus on both the practical and emotional aspects of deployment to include: financial issues, communication and coping strategies. For more information, call 928-269-6544.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills
Building 598, 928-269-6503
L.I.N.K.S. offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children and teens, and parents/extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience. For more information, call 928-269-6503.
LifeSkills Education and Training
Building 598, 928-269-6544
LifeSkills Education and Training is designed to help build and maintain healthy relationships, strengthen interpersonal proficiencies and develop problem-solving skills throughout the family life cycle. LifeSkills workshops are developed to equip Marines, sailors, spouses and families with opportunities for professional and personal development and growth. For more information, call 928-269-6503/6544.
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program
Building 598, 928-269-6503
The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program is a research-based approach to teaching service members and their significant others (whether premarital or marital), how to communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness, and preserve and enhance commitment and friendship. For more information, call 928-269-6503/6544.
Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation
Building 1177, 928-269-2371
CREDO offers married couples, individuals and teens a variety of weekend retreats. These retreats offer insight and enhancement into relationships with God, marriage, family and personal growth. A list of retreats is available upon request. For more information, call 928-269-2371.
The command religious program, based in the chapel complex (buildings 1176, 1177 and 1178), includes a 500-seat sanctuary, classrooms, fellowship spaces and offices. Our religious program offers Catholic and Protestant services, marriage preparation training, Bible studies, Vacation Bible School for one week over the summer and seasonal activities. Contact the chapel at 928-269-2371 for information.
Chaplains and religious ministry are available to all active duty and their family members. Station chaplains are available during normal working hours at the chapel. Yuma’s 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing chaplains support all its subordinate units on the air station and offer assistance and programs to the Marines, sailors and families of their commands. Marines, sailors and family members assigned to MAG 13 can contact their chaplains in Building 582 and by phone at 928-269-3454. A 24-hour duty chaplain covers emergencies between 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. holidays and weekends. The duty chaplain can be reached by contacting the MCAS officer of the day at 928-269-2252.