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With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers deployment support programs, its award-winning after-school program Operation Hero, emergency financial assistance, Food for Families, Operation Kid Comfort and special events like father-daughter dances and summer camps. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these programs designed to help alleviate the stress associated with military life.

Marine & Family Programs is a community-based division of Marine Corps Community Services that supports the individual Marine or sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Programs has something for everyone including employment aid, education, counseling and child care.

Child Care Programs

With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers various high-quality, low-cost early learning programs, from Early Learning Readiness to Little Learners’ Playmorning to Parent Participation Preschool. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these exciting programs for children ages 0 to 5.

Programs for children provide hourly, part-day and full-day child care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. For program information, contact Resource and Referral at 808-257-7430 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Family Child Care Program trains and certifies spouses to provide child care in their base quarters. FCC providers offer flexible child care hours and provide a small, intimate environment for children’s early development. If you are interested in becoming a certified FCC provider, call 808-257-7430/7240. The FCC office is in Building 5082.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii boasts two Child Development Centers. The Kupulau CDC offers full-day and part-day programs for children6 weeks to 5 years old. The Laulima CDC is also open for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Families who are interested in placing their child in a CDC should contact the Resource & Referral Office at 808-257-7430/7240.

Counseling Services

Building 216
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7780

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Counseling Services provide a variety of programs and services to military members and their families to enhance life skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through seminars, workshops, treatment groups, counseling and intervention services. Individual, marital and family counseling, provided by licensed professionals, is available by appointment. In addition to counseling services, the Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, reporting, intervention and treatment of domestic violence.

Education Center

Building 220
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2158

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Education Center provides services for active-duty service members, family members, veterans and DOD civilians, including test preparation, tuition assistance, on-base colleges and education resources.

Exceptional Family Member Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-0290

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Exceptional Family Member Program ensures the needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration throughout the change of assignment process. These needs may include physical, emotional, developmental and medical components. Staff members will assist military members in the enrollment process and provide information on local military and community support programs.

A family member with special needs warrants a certain lifestyle, sacrifice and rewards. The EFMP staff is dedicated to ensure that all Marine and Navy families who have a special needs family member are provided with information and resources necessary to assist them.

The Special Needs Advisory Forum is a committee established to listen to the concerns and issues of all Marine Corps, Navy, military retirees and DOD civilians who live or work at MCB Hawaii and have family members with special needs.

The Support Group provides an opportunity for families to network informally and to receive valuable training on special needs issues.

For a list of EFMP resources, visit

Family Member Employment Assistance Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7790

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

This program provides employment assistance and information about how to find employment in Hawaii for family members of Marines, sailors, reservists and retirees.

The Career Resource Management Center assists family members, retirees, reservists and active-duty personnel seeking employment. This is accomplished through services, seminars and special employment recruitment — at no cost.

Services include:

  • Career, job and resume counseling
  • Company recruitment
  • Federal application workshop
  • Interviewing basics workshop
  • Joint Employment Management System
  • Resume software
  • Resume workshop

CRMC has an extensive stock of career resource books. The subjects covered include resume instruction, college information, career fields and current professional topics and trends.

Information and Referral Program

Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Information and Referral can help with knowledge of services and programs available at MCB Hawaii and civilian agencies in the local community, as well as national resources.

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Building 244
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-2410

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Marine Corps Family Team Building enhances family readiness and provides internal support and resources to programs such as Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills; Chaplains’ Religious Enrichment Operation; Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program; LifeSkills; Readiness and Deployment Support; and the Family Readiness Program.

Personal Financial Management Program

Building 220
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7783

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The goal of this program is to increase financial literacy, promote personal and family financial responsibility, support mission readiness for commands and educate Marines, sailors and their dependents on how to achieve financial success.

Transition Readiness Program

Building 219
MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay 808-257-7790

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

This program provides career and job-search assistance, occupational guidance and transition guidance information to separating and retiring service members and their families. Assistance is available for resume and federal application preparation, interview skills and a career resource center for career research and professional development.

Youth Activities

The Youth Activities Department at Kaneohe Bay is a member organization of the Boys & Girls Club of America. Programs are offered to youth 5 to 17 years old, along with 18-year-olds who are still in high school. Programs include: School Age Care, Youth Sports, Kulia Teen Center, Contracted classes and Day camps.

All youth participants must register with the Children Youth and Teen Programs office and pay a membership fee before registering and paying for individual Youth Activities programs. For more information, call 808-257-2030.

School Age Care: The MCCS School Age Care Program provides before- and after-school care to children from kindergarten through sixth grade. Full-time care is offered on school waiver days, teacher work days and state holidays but is closed on federal holidays and weekends. Program hours are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School Liaison: The school liaison, in Building 216 supports and facilitates school transitions for Marine Corps families with school-age children, providing information to help families makes the best decisions for their children. The school liaison can help answer questions related to the Hawaii Department of Education, private schools and home schooling. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 808-257-2019 for more information.

Youth Sports: Youth sports are offered throughout the year including basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, baseball, volleyball, wrestling and inline hockey. Youth are divided by age groups and compete against teams from other Hawaii military installations. Generally, teams practice during weekday afternoons and play games Saturday. Sportsmanship and positive guidance are key components to the sports programs. Fees will vary. The program is always looking for volunteer coaches. For more information, call 808-254-7473.

Kulia Teen Center: The Teen Center at Kaneohe Bay is for 10 to 17year olds. It is a chartered Boys & Girls Club and offers national programs. The center is open 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and closed Saturday and Sunday. Call 808-257-2030 for more information.

Contracted Classes: Dance and gymnastics, Goju Kan karate, hula and piano are offered.

  • Dance Movement Academy and K-Bay Gymnastics classes are for kids between the ages of 1 and 18. Classes are Monday through Saturday for areas of interest such as team gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling and trampoline, jazz and tap dancing and hula. Fees vary.
  • Goju Kan Karate classes help in the development of fitness, mental discipline, self-confidence, self-control, balance and coordination. Classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for participants 7 to 17 years. Call 808-257-2030 to set up a free trial class.

Day Camps: Youth Activities day camps and specialty camps are offered during the school interims. This is a full-day care program in conjunction with the SAC program. Space is limited so register early. Specialty camps offered are weeklong camps, including sports camps, art and creativity camps, gymnastics and special interest camps. Camps are offered for different age groups. Registration starts the month before the school break. To participate CYTP membership is required.

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