Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Community
NAVY FAMILY SERVICES
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Child and Youth Programs
Child Development Centers: Child Development Centers provide a safe, healthy learning environment where children 6 weeks to 5 years old can discover, learn and explore the world around them. Open to children of military and DOD families, there are several CDC locations on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam: Hickam Harbor, Hickam Main, Hickam West, Naval Station, Ford Island and Center Drive. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, CDC staff are certified in CPR and first aid and trained in developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Sponsor of the USDA Child Care Food Program, CDCs offer nutritious meals and healthy snacks. For more information, call 808-471-5437.
Child Development Homes: This program provides quality child care through a network of certified home providers who live in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam housing. Home providers offer care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and provide developmentally appropriate activities in a home atmosphere. Child care hours are flexible to meet parents’ needs. For more information, call 808-471-8658.
Kids Line: Kids Line is a free resource and referral service for child care offered at MWR. Call 808-471-5437 to check on info such as child care availability, subsidy and financial figures, waiting lists for CDCs, Child Development Homes and School-age Care programs. Kids Line also provides information on programs offered throughout Hawaii.
MWR Youth Camps: During those much-anticipated school breaks, MWR Youth Programs offer day camps that are jam-packed with fun, trips and activities. Children can enroll in summer camps that focus on sports, outdoors or culture. For the winter, spring and summer breaks, children can play with other kids their age and have a blast at Camp Adventure. For more information, call 808-421-1556.
MWR Youth Programs affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America: MWR has several youth programs on Oahu. The School-Age Care Program operates sites at Catlin Clubhouse and the Hickam SAC Building to offer child care before and after school hours. Serving children 5 to 12 years old, the centers offer fun activities in arts and crafts, games, healthy snacks and help with homework. Catlin is open only to children attending Aliamanu, Pearl Harbor and Pearl Harbor Kai elementary schools. The Teen Center also provides a safe after-school environment for kids 12 and older to go to work on homework, play and participate in clubs. For more information, call Catlin Clubhouse at 808-421-1556, Hickam SAC at 808-448-4396 or the Teen Center at 808-448-0418.
MWR Youth Sports: Children and teens, ages 3 to 18, will learn teamwork, sportsmanship and other valuable lessons when they join the MWR Youth Sports Program. Most youth sports teams are part of the Hawaii Military Youth Athletic Association. A variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball and football, are offered. Youth can also help lead teams to victory with cheerleading. Volunteer coaches are always needed. Get involved and be a part of this winning team. For more information, call 808-473-0789.
Military and Family Support Center
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Military and Family Support Center provides a wide range of services to support sustained mission readiness and strengthen personnel and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. Professional services through educational classes and counseling appointments are available for active-duty Navy, Air Force, Reserve, retired personnel, their families and Department of Defense civilians.
MFSC-Pearl Harbor is in the Moanalua Navy Services Center building, 4827 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu. The MFSC-Hickam Loan Closet is at 655 Vickers Ave., Building 1105, JBPHH. Hours for MFSC-Pearl Harbor are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. MFSC-Hickam’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Program and class information is available at www.greatlifehawaii.com and 808-474-1999.
Counseling and Advocacy Services: Professional counseling for a variety of life situations is offered to eligible individuals, couples, families and children. Immediate intervention, safety and support are provided to victims of child and domestic abuse, and rehabilitation and counseling are offered to offenders to eliminate the risk of future abuse. Services include crisis intervention, short-term counseling, victim advocacy, referrals, groups and classes facilitated by licensed clinicians.
For information on confidential reporting of domestic abuse, call MFSC and ask to speak to a victim advocate.
Crisis Response: The center stands ready to offer assistance and support to families during natural disasters, mobilization, repatriation and mass casualties.
Deployment Support: The center plays a key role by assisting commands in preparing crew and family members for the various phases of deployment. MFSC participates in pre-deployment, deployment and reunion programs.
Exceptional Family Member Program: This program assists families with special needs (i.e., physical or emotional disability, long-term chronic illness or special education) so that the command, the EFMP at Tripler Army Medical Center and the EFMP liaison at MFSC can work together to ensure needs are met.
Family Employment Readiness Program: The center helps you make career decisions and develop employment search skills through education, information, referral and assistance programs. Employment classes include: resume writing, interviewing skills, starting your own business and federal employment.
Family Life Education: Provides education, awareness and prevention programs to promote understanding of risk factors and dynamics of child abuse and domestic abuse to commands, individuals, couples, families and community groups. A variety of parenting classes such as Boot Camp for New Dads and Building Good Self-Esteem in Young Children are offered.
Individual Augmentee: MFSC provides support and resources for Navy Individual Augmentees and their families. Support includes pre-deployment briefs, individual consultation and the IA Resource Fair, which is open to all IA sailors, IA families, IA command coordinators and ombudsmen, as well as Command Support Teams to learn about the IA process and the organizations that support it, discover community resources and meet other IA families. The Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Forum is an opportunity for CIACs to meet, network and receive updated information, which allows them to effectively assist IA sailors and their families.
Information and Referral: The center provides on- and off-base information and resources and maintains a resource databank with military and civilian resources providing community educational, life-enhancing and therapeutic resources. I&R also processes requests for registration for classes and workshops, schedules appointments and provides assistance. Through assessment, I&R refers crisis issues.
Joint Employment Management System: JEMS is an employment program open to all eligible military ID card holders. Its online job bank links military community job seekers with employers in Hawaii. JEMS lists positions on the main Hawaiian Islands. On the JEMS website (www.JEMSjobs.com) you can search for jobs, post your resume and receive notification when new jobs are posted.
The JEMS Job Fair is every September on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It is the largest military job fair in Hawaii. More than 100 employers attend with local, mainland and international jobs. For more information, call 808-474-1999.
Life Skills Education: The center provides classes and General Military Trainings, including anger management, suicide prevention, family advocacy and financial awareness.
Loan Closet: The loan closet at MFSC-Hickam (655 Vickers Ave., Building 1105, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam) offers kitchen kits while your belongings are in transit. Call 808-449-0319 for more information.
Military School Liaison Office: Call the School Liaison Office at 808-422-3770/3771.
New Parent Support Home Visitation Program: A voluntary early intervention program serving Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard families that are expecting a child or with a child under 3 years of age. Services promote healthy family functioning, learning new skills and supporting military families facing the unique challenges of parenting. A New Parent Support Group is also available. The New Moms and Dads class is offered monthly by the New Parent Support staff.
Personal Financial Management Program: The program provides financial counseling, education and training that emphasizes long-term financial responsibility through instruction on sound money management, debt management, saving, investing and retirement planning. Classes include Million Dollar Sailor/Airman, command financial specialist training, homebuying skills and Thrift Savings Plan briefings.
Relocation Assistance Program: Arrival and departure services and resources are available to assist families with issues that arise during a PCS move. Resources include welcome information and are available on www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil and www.greatlifehawaii.com, and classes such as Sponsor Training and Smooth Move are offered.
Retired Activities Office: Volunteers provide assistance to retirees, their survivors and family members in obtaining their rights and benefits. The office holds an annual retired personnel seminar and publishes a bi-annual newsletter.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: The Hickam Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office provides a 24/7 sexual assault response for all victims on the installation and assigned geographically separated units. Anyone who thinks they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SARC office. The Hickam SARC Response Helpline is available 24/7 at 808-722-6192. For more information, visit www.15wing.af.mil/UNITS/15thWingSAPR.aspx.
The SARC recruits, coordinates and trains active-duty and DOD civilian personnel to become SAPR victim advocates who are available 24/7 to respond and provide immediate support to adult active-duty personnel and family members of sexual assault. The SARC also conducts training for command personnel designated to be the SAPR Command POC, command liaison and data collection coordinator.
Spouse Support Groups — Ombudsman Support: Ombudsmen are the key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. An ombudsman is an advocate for both the command and command families. Ombudsmen provide basic and advanced training, attend assembly meetings and provide information regarding Family Readiness Groups.
Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success): Whether you are retiring or separating, the center can help with your transition from the military life to the civilian world. Transition seminars for retiring and separating personnel are available.
Volunteer Program: Volunteering may lead to prospective employment as well as the satisfaction of helping others. Ask for the MFSC volunteer coordinator for more information.
Whatever one’s faith, finding a place to worship after a PCS move can be challenging. The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam chaplains are available to help you find a place of worship and take the next step with you in your spiritual journey. There are a number of opportunities to get plugged into a worshipping community at the installation chapels. In addition to worship services, religious programming is available for people of all ages, including Bible studies, Vacation Bible School, services and social events. For more information, call 808-473-3971 (Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel) or 808-449-1754 (Hickam Chapel Center).
Aloha Jewish Chapel
Building 1511, Near Makalapa Gate,
Pearl Harbor 808-473-3971/224-0437
8:15 a.m. Saturday: Shabbat morning service (call for confirmation)
7:30 p.m. Friday: Kabbalat Shabbat
Hickam Chapel Center
Building 1750, Kuntz Avenue,
5 p.m. Saturday: Roman Catholic Mass
8:30 a.m. Sunday: Contemporary worship service
11 a.m. Sunday: Roman Catholic Mass
11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: Roman Catholic Mass
Building 500, Corner of Singer Boulevard
and Ninth Street, Hickam 808-449-6562
9 a.m. Sunday: Traditional Protestant service
10:45 a.m. Sunday: Gospel worship service
12:30 p.m. Sunday: Gospel Praise Hula
6 p.m. Thursday: Youth ministry
Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel
Building 1601, Pearl Harbor Boulevard,
Pearl Harbor 808-473-3971
9 a.m. Sunday: Roman Catholic Mass
11 a.m. Sunday: Protestant worship service
11:35 a.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday: Roman
9 a.m. Tuesday: Women’s Bible study
6:15 p.m. Wednesday: Youth and adult Bible study