Fort Leavenworth Community
Programs and services
A key resource on your installation and a gateway to accessing all of the resources available to you, the Army Community Service provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of family and the military lifestyle. The Army Community Service is one part of the overall installation family support system, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. The Army Community Service should be one of you first stops upon arriving at an installation; its programs and services will be an important resource for you and your family.
Deployment Readiness — Assists you during all phases of the deployment cycle. We provide programs and services to individual soldiers, civilians, and family members throughout the deployment process. We educate you on what to expect and the best ways to prepare.
Relocation Readiness — Provides information, referral, resources and tools to help you with permanent change of station (PCS) moves and post-move orientations. We maintain a loan closet from which families may borrow basic household goods. We also assist you with in-transit emergencies by providing classes on move-related topics such as buying or selling homes and individual PCS planning, among others. We serve as liaison to citizenship, immigration, and multicultural diversity information, and provide outreach to waiting families.
Personal Financial Readiness — A program to assist you in sustaining financial self-sufficiency. You can learn more about debt liquidation, thrift savings plans, consumer and credit issues, and predatory lending.
Employment Readiness — The training and information provided can help you identify and reach your employment and career development goals, manage the challenges associated with a mobile lifestyle and develop job search skills. Assists you in acquiring skills, networks, and resources that will allow you to participate in the work force and to develop a career/work plan.
Family Life Education — Provides you with information and education about a variety of life cycle issues, including parenting and relationships, among others, to help you strengthen your relationships.
Information and Referral — An integral function of the family center, information and referral services can assist you in locating needed services and programs available on your installation, through civilian agencies in the local community, and connect to national resources.
Army Community Service may also provide other services, such as counseling, family advocacy, fitness and recreation programs and Exceptional Family Member support. Services vary by location.
Installation specific information
The Fort Leavenworth Army Community Service (ACS) is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Contact ACS at 913 684-2800 or DSN 312 552-2800. Newcomer orientations are offered daily. The ACS Loan Closet is open daily from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Monthly classes are offered such as Financial Classes, Parenting, Support Groups, PCS Move classes, Volunteer Orientations, Resume/Portfolio classes and a Community Playgroup.
The Family Advocacy Program offers training and prevention of child abuse, spouse abuse and sexual assault. There is a victim advocate available 24/7.
ACS has a robust volunteer program. Many opportunities are available. Army Family Team Building offers three levels of classes. The Army Family Action Plan is held annually to address quality of life issues in the military.
The Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is located at ACS. Services are available to Warriors in Transition and their families. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides assistance and advocacy to families with EFMs. Information on the EFMP Respite Care program is also available.