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EFMP Family Support Coordinator

Mr. Karlus Madison
 

Phone:

(202) 284- 4473 /4469

Email: 11FSS.MFRC.EFMP@us.af.mil

Address:

Bldg 13 Brookley Ave, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling AFB Washington, DC 20032

To book an appointment, please schedule at: https://jbabefmpappts.timetap.com/#/

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday, 0730-1600

Feedback: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=14 4750&s=251&dep=*DoD

About EFMP:

 

We know that your family members are the most important people in your life and having a family member with special needs can create unique challenges. The Exceptional Family Member (EFMP) is here to help!

 

EFMP is a Department of Defense mandated enrollment program that is based on public law. It is offered by all branches of the military and includes a variety of personnel, medical and family support functions. The program works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive assistance, coordination, medical, educational, housing, community support and personal services to military families with special needs.

 

EFMP-Family Support can assist you with managing the competing demands of the military mission and family life, through advocacy for special house modifications, respite care, recreational & educational events, special needs resources, information about your rights and responsibilities and much more.

We welcome you to contact us!

 

The 3 Components:

 

All three components work toward a common goal of providing comprehensive and coordinated support to families.

MILITARY RESOURCES:

Military OneSource:

1-(800) 342-9647 | https://www.militaryonesource.mil

Offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching, and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life wherever you are, worldwide.

 

Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC):

Support includes financial, deployment, relocation, transition, employment, voting, EFMP, information & referral and more. Joint Base Anacostia Bolling M&FRC: 202-284-4473 (Open 7:30am-4:00pm M-F).

Or find your nearest center: https://installations.militaryonesource.mil

 

Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC):

Offers support for service members, families, and survivors with non-medical, face-to-face counseling both on and off-installation. Joint Base Anacostia Bolling MFLC: 202-302-2688

 

Emergency Financial Assistance Relief Societies:

Air Force: https://afas.org

Army: https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org

Navy & Marine: https://www.nmcrs.org

Federal Civilian: https://feea.org

 

Military/Veteran Crisis Line:

Confidential 24/7. Call 1-(800) 273-8255, text 838255 or chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military- crisis-line

 

Employee Assistance Program:

For DoD civilian employees. Call 1-(800) 222-0364 (1-(888) 262-7848 TTY), or visit EAP www.FOH4You.com or

Worklife4you www.worklife4you.com (use code "USAF")

 

National Resource Directory:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Try https://nrd.gov/

 

CIVILIAN RESOURCES:

 

CDC:

Managing Anxiety & Stress

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:

Call (800) 985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human - caused disasters: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/contact-us

Coping tips for traumatic events/disasters: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/coping-tips

 

NAMI:

Free Support 24/7. Text "NAMI" to 741741

Resource Library: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine/NAMI-Resource-Library

 

Online support groups:

https://www.verywellmind.com/best-online-anxiety-support-groups-4692353

 

Additional Resources:

 

PARENT TRAINING CENTERS:

Perform a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. To find a Parent Training Center in any

State: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/

 

Maryland Parent Training Center:

The Parents' Place of Maryland (PPMD)

802 Cromwell Park Dr. (Suite Q)

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Phone: (800) 394-5694 | (410) 768-9100

Website: www.ppmd.org

 

Virginia Parent Training Center:

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) 100 N. Washington St. (Suite 234)

Falls Church, VA 22046

Phone: (703) 923-0010 | (800) 869-6782

E-Mail: partners@peatc.org

Website: http://www.peatc.org/

 

Washington DC Parent Training Center:

Advocates for Justice & Education, INC

1200 G St. NW (Suite 725)

Phone: 1-(200) 678-8060 | (888) 678-8060

Website: www.aje-dc.org

 

EARLY INTERVENTION:

 

Child Find:

A legal requirement that schools must find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services.

 

Maryland State Department of Education:

Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services

200 W. Baltimore St. (9th floor)

Baltimore, MD 21201

Toll-Free Phone: 1-(800) 535-0182

Website: http://marylandpublicschools.org/programs/Pages/Special-Education/MITP/index.aspx

 

Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia:

Phone: 1-(800) 234-1448

Website: http://www.infantva.org/

 

District of Columbia Public Schools:

Early Stages Center

1125 New Jersey Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 698-8037

Website: https://www.earlystagesdc.org/

MILITARY LEGAL ASSISTANCE:

 

Air Force Legal Assistance:

Website: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/lass/lass.html

 

DISABILITY LAW CENTERS:

 

Disability Rights Maryland:

1500 Union Ave. (Suite 2000)

Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: (410) 727-6352

Website: www.disabilityrightsmd.org

 

Disability Law Center for Virginia:

1910 Byrd Ave. (Suite 5)

Richmond, VA 23230

Phone: (804) 225-2042 Voice/TTY | (800) 552-3962 (in VA only)

Fax: (804) 662-7057

E-Mail: info@dlcv.org

Website: http://www.dlcv.org

 

To find the MDLC equivalent in any State, you can go to: http://www.ndrn.org/en/ndrn-member-agencies.html

 

ADVOCACY:

 

The ARC:

Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities, as well as providing them with resources and support: http://thearc.org

 

FEDERAL & STATE RESOURCES:

 

Social Security Administration:

Website: www.ssa.gov

 

Medicaid:

A federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources: www.medicaid.gov

 

Department of Rehabilitation Maryland:

2301 Argonne Dr.

Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone: (410) 554-9942 | (888) 554-0334

Website: www.dors.maryland.gov

 

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Division of Rehabilitative Services (DARS):

20 Ricketts Dr.

Winchester, VA 22601

Phone: (540) 722-3453

Website: www.vadars.org

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION:

 

Low Intensity Support Services:

Grants to assist adults with developmental disabilities and families with a child with developmental disabilities in purchasing services and/or items to address needs: https://dda.health.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx

 

Maryland Technology Assistance Program:

Helps families access assistive technologies such as wheelchairs, low-vision aids, adapted telephones, ramps and other home modifications: http://mdod.maryland.gov/mdtap/Pages/MDTAP-Home.aspx

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

 

EFMP & Me:

Here to help you effectively navigate through the Department of Defense’s network of services and support for families with special needs: https://efmpandme.militaryonesource.mil/

 

Military Families Learning Network:

Online professional development: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/military-caregiving/

 

Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy:

This website is designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, healthcare providers and advocates: https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/dod.index.htm

 

Sesame Street for Military Families:

This website assists military families, and their young children cope with the challenges of deployment and build resilience in times of separation and change: https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/

 

The Extended Care Health Option (ECHO):

Provides financial assistance to beneficiaries with special needs for an integrated set of services and supplies: https://www.tricare.mil/echo

 

Hope Connections:

Helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through participation in professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness, and

hope: https://hopeconnectionsforcancer.org/

 

Operation Autism:

A Resource Guide for Military Families: https://operationautism.org/healthcare/efmp/

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