Behavioral Health Programs
Community Counseling Program
Located in Building 7260, licensed counselors provide short-term, non-medical, solution-focused counseling and support for active-duty personnel and their family members. The compassionate staff strives to empower and encourage the community by helping to create and maintain healthy relationships and life skills. Assistance is available to all active-duty personnel, their families and other eligible patrons experiencing difficulty dealing with issues such as grief and loss, marriage, family/work-related stressors and more.
For more information, call 229-639-5252.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program, in Building 7260, is a congressionally-mandated program composed of licensed counselors who provide professional assessments and treatment for eligible couples and families who have experienced intimate partner abuse and child abuse. The focus of FAP is to prevent and reduce incidences of family violence. Psycho-educational services focus on prevention of maltreatment.
The Family Advocacy Program’s goal is to prevent family violence by addressing risk factors, the underlying causes of abuse and the effects of violence on both adult and child victims. FAP concentrates on providing assessment, intervention and treatment of intimate partner and child abuse/neglect.
The intent of FAP is to help ensure victims of domestic violence are safe from future abuse by providing them with services to help them with problems they may be facing.
For more information, call 229-639-5252, or 229-639-8896 for Victim Advocacy Services.
New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program, in Building 7260, is a voluntary prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education, support groups and information and referral for active-duty personnel who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to 6 years old. The New Parent Support Program’s team of registered nurses and licensed clinical social workers are experienced in newborn care, infant/child development and parent education.
Through a variety of programs such as home visits, support groups and parenting classes, the New Parent Support Program can help families adjust to having a new baby in the home, cope with stress related to deployment/post-deployment issues and improve parenting skills. Even for those who have been raising their families for a few years, challenges may arise as their children grow and develop. The New Parent Support Program offers individuals an opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions about their babies, young children, family relationships and parenting techniques.
For more information, call 229-639-6257.
Prevention and Education
The Prevention and Education Program is in Building 7260, it offers educational briefs and workshops to units, commands, community organizations and individuals. All presentations are evidence-based and can be customized to meet your goals or to address specific needs. Topics include:
- Stress management
- Anger management
Family Advocacy Program overview
- Suicide prevention and awareness
- Pre-deployment, return and reunion, and warrior reset briefs
For more information, call 229-639-5252 or 229-639-7935.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
The installation’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, in Building 7260, serves as the single point of contact and subject matter expert on sexual assault prevention and response in support of the installation commander and tenant commanders. The SARC coordinates with the FAP victim advocate and active-duty uniformed victim advocates to ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives appropriate, responsive and continuous care with timely access to advocacy services aboard Marine Corps installations.
Services are available to active duty, their family members (at least 18 years old) and Department of Defense civilians by calling the MCLB Albany 24/7 hotline at 229-881-3883. During normal working hours, call 229-639-7938.
Substance Abuse Counseling Center
The Substance Abuse Counseling Center, in Building 7260, provides active-duty military personnel with alcohol- or drug-screening assessments, prevention and education, group therapy and individualized counseling as well as referrals necessary for additional care.
Screenings are scheduled through the active-duty members’ command substance abuse control officer. Active-duty family members (age 18 and older), retirees and DOD employees may request screenings on a space-available basis. Marines and Sailors diagnosed as drug dependent will be provided residential drug treatment in Naval hospitals when deemed most appropriate by a medical officer.
For more information, call 229-639-7941.
Victim Advocacy Services
The victim advocate, in Building 7260, is available to offer support services to victims of domestic abuse, rape/sexual assault and child abuse. The advocate’s goal is to assist with implementing victims’ rights and needs. The advocate is also responsible for informing the victim of reporting options and assisting them with staying safe. The advocate serves as a liaison between the victim and the command, offering continued support.
Victim assistance is also available through law enforcement, medical and legal processes. For more information, call 229-639-8896. Victim assistance is available 24/7 at 229-347-2651.