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Fleet and Family Support Services

FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

Building 966
966 Franklin Ave. | 559-998-4042

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

The dedicated professionals at the Fleet and Family Support Center are committed to providing a wide array of meaningful, customer-focused clinical and life skills services and programming in support of fleet and family readiness and a sustained mission. The focus is to strengthen personal and family values and competencies to best prepare service members and families to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. Our goal is to provide the right services at the right time. Events and classes are scheduled during the day, evenings and occasionally on weekends with delivery formats ranging from one-on-one sessions to workshops and classes. To ensure primary services fully address the varying needs of a command, the center will tailor them to best meet the identified need. Services are available to all active-duty service members, retirees and families.

NEW PARENT SUPPORT

Expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age who are eligible to receive care in military medical treatment facilities are eligible, even if this is not your first baby. This family support program provides information and referrals, nurturing parenting education and home visitingservices.

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY
MEMBER PROGRAM

The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to assist Sailors by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members during the assignment process. Special needs include any special medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment, and assistive technology devices and services. Enrollment in the program ensures that families are assigned to areas where they can access necessary resources, including respite care.

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM

The Family Advocacy Program’s mission is the prevention, education, intervention and treatment of child and domestic abuse and the promotion of a healthy family lifestyle. Once a report of suspected abuse is received, information is collected and presented to the Incident Determination Committee, whose members decide whether the incident meets the Navy’s criteria for abuse. During the clinical case staff meeting, appropriate treatment recommendations are made. In addition, the program offers preventative resources and victim advocacy, including crisis intervention; safety planning; a wide range of legal, medical and counseling referrals; accompaniment to court and appointments; and domestic abuse education.

CLINICAL COUNSELING/INDIVIDUAL
AND FAMILY COUNSELING

The Fleet and Family Support Center provides short-term and solution-focused counseling. In addition to being well-trained and highly experienced, many of our counselors are part of the military community. Licensed clinical professionals provide a wide array of individual and family counseling services to include: communication, marital issues, self-esteem/assertiveness, suicide and life crisis management, crisis intervention, child/spouse abuse, trauma/abuse issues, addictive behavior, assessment, and referrals to military and civilian agencies and group counseling.

MILITARY SUPPORT
DEPLOYMENT READINESS

The Fleet and Family Support Center offers a variety of deployment support programs to assist commands, Sailors and their families. The FFSC can attend and provide short briefings at your pre-deployment fairs and provide individuals to conduct return and reunion briefings to returning deployed commands when possible.

OMBUDSMAN SUPPORT AND TRAINING

The ombudsman is a volunteer, appointed by the commanding officer, who serves as an information link between command leadership and Navy families. Ombudsmen are trained to disseminate information both up and down the chain of command, including official Department of the Navy and command information, command climate issues, local quality-of-life improvement opportunities and “good deals” around the community. They also provide resource referrals when needed. They are instrumental in resolving family issues before the issues require extensive command attention. The command ombudsman program is shaped largely by the commanding officer’s perceived needs of his/her command. The command ombudsman is appointed by and works under the guidance of the commanding officer, who determines the priorities of the program, the roles and relationships of those involved in it, and the type and level of support it will receive.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Building 773 | 559-998-4888

Established in February 1994, the Information Technology program provides secure information and base communications service to NAS Lemoore fleet and shore activities. The NAS Lemoore IT program is an extension of the Commander Naval Installations Command (CNIC) CNRSW IT Program and conforms to the CNIC standard IT organizational structure.

IT provides local oversight of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract, which is an enterprisewide initiative to provide network-based information services, to include network connectivity, hardware, software and security, to Sailors and Marines Navywide. Additionally, IT personnel work to ensure systems, equipment and services are available to meet readiness demands of installation customers. As the installation’s IT service provider, office energies and resources are concentrated on meeting and satisfying the needs of the warfighter.

PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT

Financial fitness professionals conduct money-­saving workshops on subjects such as car buying, consumer awareness, budgeting, investment strategies, the Thrift Savings Plan, predatory lending alternatives, homebuying and much more. Command Financial Specialists are members of the military who have been appointed by the commanding officer to provide financial education and training, counseling and information referral at the command. The CFS should be the first stop for the military member who has questions or issues regarding financial readiness.

FAMILY EMPLOYMENT
READINESS PROGRAM

The goal of the Family Employment Readiness Program is to help you learn how to get a job and maintain a career as a military family member. FERP provides a variety of services to assist the transitioning military spouse, including libraries, computer tutorial programs and employment opportunities within the local community. Workshops include launching a job search, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, federal employment information, conducting self-assessments, goal setting and vocational tests.

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Transition Assistance Goals Plans Success (TGPS) Program is mandatory for active-duty and reserve members who are separating or retiring from military service. It is designed to be attended 12 months from end of obligated service date for members choosing to separate from military service or 24 months from planned retirement date. The program focuses on Veterans Affairs benefits, insurance, financial planning needs, strategies for returning to the civilian job market and a host of issues deserving consideration prior to a primary life change. Topics covered are: resume preparation, format and submission; job interviews; career counseling; military skills and training verification; access to public job search registries; and information on veterans and Social Security benefits. The program also has three career tracks that each span a two-day training period. Career tracks are education, technical or entrepreneurial specialties. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend both TGPS and the additional career tracks.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Relocation remains a big part of military life, whether you’re expecting orders for an overseas assignment, moving within the state or making your final move after separating/retiring from the military. Relocation information and assistance and the “Plan My Move” website at http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=PMM:ENTRY:0 provide duty station-specific information on all Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Army installations both in the U.S. and overseas. Books, maps and other useful materials are available at no cost from the FFSC.

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION
AND RESPONSE (SAPR) PROGRAM

When instances of sexual assault occur, the FFSC provides victim intervention, support and resources necessary for recovery and rebuilding after such traumatic events. The SAPR program goal is to provide a comprehensive, standardized, victim-sensitive system that emphasizes prevention, immediate response and increased sexual assault awareness. SAPR services include: 24/7 response by trained sexual assault victim advocates and sexual assault awareness and prevention training for command leadership, service members and appointed command sexual assault victim advocates.

LIFE SKILLS

Experiencing difficulty communicating with loved ones or co-workers? Having trouble managing stress or adjusting to parenthood? The FFSC can help with solution-oriented programs designed to develop knowledge, improve self-esteem, and strengthen social and interpersonal skills. A variety of workshops, group meetings and one-on-one sessions focus on relationships, parenting, stress management, conflict resolution, anger management and personal interaction within the workplace, along with other programs specifically designed to address issues at hand.

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

700 Avenger Ave., Room 101 | 559-998-3812

The Human Resources Office provides a variety of personnel services to applicants and civil service employees serviced by the NAS Lemoore Human Resources Office. It is often the first stop for civilians seeking information and assistance on such things as employment opportunities and training programs. Employment opportunities with the Department of the Navy — including positions at NAS Lemoore — are posted on https://www.usajobs.gov. The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants and employees can review benefits information at https://www.civilianbenefits.hroc.navy.mil. The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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