Child & Youth Services
Parent Central Services / 706-545-2079
At Parent Central Services, in Building 104 on Marchant Street, you can register your children for Child & Youth Services programs and activities. The office is open for registrations on a walk-in basis 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointments 2 to 5 p.m. All fees are based on family income. Proof of income and immunization is required for registration. A health examination is required within 30 days of registration.
Child Development Centers / 706-545-2079
There are five full-day care child development centers on Fort Benning: Main Post, Santa Fe, Indianhead, McGraw and 1st Division Child Development Center. Full-day care is designed for parents who need child care services regularly. Care can be provided no more than 13 hours per day. All centers offer breakfast, lunch and a snack. Infants receive formula and baby food. We also provide hourly care on a first-come, first-served basis.
School Age Center / 706-545-4368
The School Age Center is in Building 2653 on Ingersoll Avenue. The program provides before-school, after-school, full-day summer camp and hourly care programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program starts at 5:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Breakfast is served, and transportation is provided to Fort Benning schools.
Family Child Care Homes / 706-545-4368
MWR also offers a Family Child Care program for those who prefer child care in a home setting for children 4 weeks to 12 years old. Child & Youth Services maintains a list of certified home care providers on and off post. All persons providing more than 10 hours of child care per week in their on-post home are required to be certified by CYS. Homes are monitored for health, safety and quality of service.
Middle School & Teen Program / 706-545-3570
The Middle School and Teen Hangout is in Building 1055 on McIver Street. The program provides activities and classes for grades six through 12.
Youth Sports and Fitness / 706-545-3582
The Youth Sports and Fitness program offers year-round team and individual sports and a variety of monthly classes for family members between 3 and 18 years old. Team sports are offered in soccer, T-ball, football, baseball, basketball and cheerleading. A variety of individual sports, clinics and camps are available throughout the year. Classes include tumbling, cheering, taekwondo and more.
School Liaison Office / 706-545-3062
The school liaison officer works with the local school community to address educational issues involving
military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the liaison uses a variety of resources
to provide assistance with issues concerning student transition. The liaison acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
Army Community Service / 706-545-4043
Army Community Service is a network of services, resources and programs designed to help Soldiers and their families adjust to, embrace and enjoy their time at Fort Benning. ACS specifically address matters related to career and finance, home and family, moving and deployment, volunteering, professional development and more. All offices are in Building 7 unless otherwise noted.
Employment Readiness Program
Financial Readiness Program / 706-545-4043
The Financial Readiness Program provides classes and individual assistance in all aspects of financial management, including check-writing, budgeting, insurance, investing, credit management, home buying or selling and financial planning for relocation, deployment and retirement.
Army Emergency Relief / 706-545-4043
AER provides emergency financial assistance with moving expenses, initial rent and deposit, travel expenses, car repair, car payments and much more. AER’s Scholarship Program helps spouses and dependent children of active duty and retirees with the cost of education. Scholarship applications are available the first week of January.
Relocation Readiness Program / 706-545-4043
The RRP offers comprehensive services to Soldiers and family members to assist with their move to Fort Benning and make the process as smooth as possible. The Lending Closet provides kitchen items, irons, ironing boards, sleeping mats, infant items and other household items. These items are loaned to Soldiers and their families awaiting shipment of their household goods. Newcomers Orientation is held weekly as part of in-processing, and spouses are encouraged to attend.
Benning Bus Tour / 706-545-4468
Register for our free bus tour, and we’ll include a complimentary lunch at the Benning Club. Tours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.
Mobilization/Deployment and Stability and Support Operations Readiness Program / 706-545-4043
ACS provides deployment and mobilization assistance to active-duty Soldiers, Reservists, National Guardsmen, civilians and family members. The Mobilization/Deployment and Outreach coordinator is the point of contact for all pre-deployment briefings and mission readiness materials for family members. Family Readiness Group training for command teams and FRG volunteers are provided every month.
Army Volunteer Corps / 706-545-4043
The AVC places volunteers in all installation agencies and programs, including ACS, American Red Cross, post chapels, Child & Youth Services, schools and more.
Army Family Team Building / 706-545-2989
AFTB offers classes to help spouses and Soldiers become familiar with the Army. Instruction includes Army basics, time and stress management skills, leadership development and more. AFTB offers networking, volunteer opportunities and free child care (when available.) Classes are open to everyone. The office is in Building 359 on Ingersoll Avenue.
Army Family Action Plan / 706-545-2989
AFAP is a process that brings community members together to improve programs and services, change policies and amend laws. Volunteer delegates meet every year to consider ideas and resolve issues pertaining to the quality of life for Soldiers, civilians, retirees, survivors and family members. The office is in Building 359 on Ingersoll Avenue.
Exceptional Family Member Program / 706-545-5521/2679
EFMP helps Soldiers with family members with special needs. Soldiers may request consideration for entry into the EFMP if they have a family member with a physical, emotional or intellectual disorder that limits the person’s ability to take part in activities with peers and requires special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling. The program allows the Military Personnel Center, Department of the Army, to consider the special needs of family members during the assignment
selection process. EFMP provides information, crisis intervention, respite care and recreational information and acts as an advocate for Soldiers and their families.
Family Advocacy Program / 706-545-3202/4013
The Family Advocacy Program provides education and training classes about child and spouse abuse prevention, safety education for children, and pre-deployment briefings for Soldiers and their family members. Annual classes are mandatory for all military personnel on the dynamics of spouse and child abuse, the availability of treatment services and Army policies regarding family violence. Units may schedule briefings by calling the FAP training specialist. FAP can provide crisis intervention to Soldiers and family members in emergency situations and respite child care for the purpose of relieving parental stress and to provide a nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment. Cases involving family violence intervention needing long-term treatment and follow-ups are referred to Social Work Services. The program is in Building 36.
VICTIM ADVOCACY / 706-626-2614
This program helps victims of domestic violence. A victim advocate coordinator provides direct services to individual victims of spousal abuse.
NEW PARENT SUPPORT/FIRST STEPS / 706-544-2020
This program provides emotional support, parenting education, referrals to community resources and follow-up contact to parents of newborns, thereby helping develop healthy family relationships to reduce the risk of child abuse or neglect. Volunteers are assigned to work with new parents for up to one year.
CRISIS INTERVENTION/HOTLINE / 706-327-3999
The Family Advocacy Program manager provides immediate intervention to family members for the resolution of an immediate child abuse or neglect or spouse abuse problem.
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT/ASSAULT RESPONSE AND PREVENTION (SHARP) / 706-545-8740/7594
The SHARP program provides crisis intervention and support services to victims of sexual assault and harassment 24/7. Advocates offer support, information and referrals for service on post and off.
SHARP Hotline 706-566-7393
DOD SAFE Helpline 877-995-5247
Fort Benning SHARP Office 706-545-6649
Survivor Outreach Services / 706-545-2989
Survivor Outreach Services, in Building 359, cares for families of fallen Soldiers by providing services at garrisons and in the communities closest to where the survivors live. Financial counseling and education, grief and bereavement counseling referrals, community agency referrals and support groups are just a few services we offer. Families may also receive expertise on local, state and federal benefits from a benefits coordinator at the Casualty Assistance Office. Survivors include spouses, children, parents and siblings of Soldiers who died while on active duty.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers / 706-604-7675
At Fort Benning, BOSS means Better Opportunities for all Soldiers! Fort Benning has an energetic, innovative and robust BOSS program. Though BOSS was founded in 1989 for the benefit of the more than half of all U.S. Soldiers who are single, these days the program welcomes all Soldiers, all ranks and ages, as well as authorized MWR patrons, including civilians. BOSS members participate in a number of exciting activities, and they benefit from various discounts and free passes to shows and sporting events. Of course, they’re well-known in the community, on post and off, for the many hours they devote to volunteering.
The BOSS program is composed of three components: Quality of Life/Well-Being, which addresses issues that influence the morale, living environment or growth and development of Soldiers; Community Service, which includes volunteer projects on post and off; and Recreation and Leisure, which includes trips and events planned and supported by BOSS Soldiers.
Whether you’re joining our Fort Benning community or simply passing through, you will be treated like family at Abrams Hall. We offer internet access, cable, continental breakfast, laundry facilities, kitchenettes and more. We have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms. Contact us for information. Soldiers traveling on official orders (PCS/TDY) have priority and may make reservations in advance. Travelers who are not on official orders may make reservations 30 days in advance at 706-689-0067, ext. 2800 or 2538.
As an alternative, McIver Suites on Main Post and Uchee Creek Army Campground and Marina each have a number of pet-friendly accommodations.
McIver Suites offers homelike accommodations perfect for your short or long term visit — great extended stay value for leisure travel with the comforts of home and the convenience of the office. We offer one-bedroom suites for $90 and two-bedroom suites for $110, with kitchens, screened porches and sun rooms. The historic McIvers are a golfer’s delight, located minutes from the Fort Benning Golf Course and Jack’s 19th Hole Club House. For more information, call 706-545-4053.
Uchee Creek is nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee on the Alabama side of Fort Benning. This 385-acre park has RV and tent sites, cabins and chalets, recreation areas, rental facilities, a fishing and boating marina, a paintball park, trails, an archery park and more. The facilities are open to military ID card holders and families visiting Fort Benning for a military graduation or family day. To reserve your stay, call 706-545-4053.