Tri-Command Community


Tri-Command Services and Facilities MCCS-SC



Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) provides professional and personal growth programming to support today’s military family. Classes aim to prepare our Marines, Sailors and their families to successfully navigate the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. MCFTB also supports the unit commander with resources to assist the Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP). MCFTB encompasses four programs, including: L.I.N.K.S. (Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills); Family Readiness Program Training; Readiness and Deployment Support; and LifeSkills. The desired outcome of MCFTB is to reinforce the pillars of Marine total fitness, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness for a lifetime, and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness.


Building 1283 843-228-6141
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Building 201 (Four Winds) 843-228-1662
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


Marine and Family Programs
Parris Island/Marine Corps Air Station

The Community Service Centers at Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort are staffed with highly trained professionals who are ready to serve you — single and married Marines, family members, Reservists, military retirees and civilian employees. Among the services offered are: personal financial management; disaster and crisis assistance; individual, marriage and family counseling; exceptional family counseling; exceptional family member program; information and referral; retirees’ activities; relocation assistance; career counseling, training and employment assistance for military spouses; and new parent support and family advocacy programs. Services aboard Parris Island are in Building 17 and may be reached by calling 843-228-2044 or 800-826-7503. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening appointments by special arrangements. The Air Station office in Building 807 can be reached by dialing 843-228-6126. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Voluntary Education Program Centers include education counseling, traditional and distance learning programs, tuition assistance, apprenticeships, a military academic skills program, SMART transcripts, DANTES and classification testing, and proctoring.

MCRD 843-228-3889
Building 923
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

MCAS 843-228-7484
Building 596
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


The Career Resource Management Centers at Parris Island and the Air Station provide important services related to transition and employment. This office administers the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Family Member Employment Assistance Programs (FMEAP). The Parris Island Center is in Building 923. Interested personnel are encouraged to call 843-228-4574 for information. The Air Station Center in Building 807 can be reached at 843-228-7701.


The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides counseling, education and training to help individuals and families eliminate violence in their lives. Prevention of domestic violence begins with each individual. FAP can provide the information and resources to increase awareness of the extent of domestic violence and help protect everyone in the family. Classes are available to assist with stress and anger management, spouse and child abuse awareness, and parenting skills.

The Family Advocacy Program can also provide a victim advocate to support and assist anyone who believes they are victims of abuse or to report suspected abuse by calling 843-228-7093/7823 or 843-592-0646. Victim advocates are available by phone 24/7 and can also be found in Building 809 on Hoffecker Avenue aboard MCAS from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Additional support is available at:

DOD Safe Helpline (24/7) 877-995-5247
MCAS Beaufort SAPR Helpline (24/) 843-321-6009

MCRD Parris Island/ERR
SAPR Helpline (24/7) 843-228-3599


63 E. Laurel Bay Blvd. 843-228-6565
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of social workers and nurses who provide supportive and caring services to military families. Our trained home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by today’s parents. These home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families. The NPSP helps families cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions and the everyday demands of parenthood through a variety of programs including Baby Boot Camp (prenatal classes), home visits, support groups and parenting classes.


We believe it is our responsibility to prepare an environment with a variety of exciting learning experiences and to observe, oversee and nurture each child’s progress through these experiences. We further believe that approaching children in a positive, consistent and warm manner is highly effective. Our program provides opportunities for each child to experience successes, which contributes to a growing sense of self-worth and personal joy in learning.


Child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years


Building 1142 843-228-7290
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
7 p.m. to midnight Payday Friday
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. hourly care Monday through Friday


Building 504 843-228-3514
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. hourly care Monday through Friday
Hourly care available on Saturday with a reservation.

Family Child Care (FCC)


The Child Development Program monitors certified in-home child care. Rates are determined by the Family Child Care provider.

Resource and Referral

Building 1142, Geiger Blvd. aboard MCAS 843-228-7279
Special functions child care; baby sitter training and referral; resource and referral information.

School Age Care

The Parris Island and Laurel Bay Youth Centers provide quality care and structured positive youth development activities for children ages 5 to 18 years. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment where children, youth and teens can come and interact socially and receive care and support while parents are performing their daily missions. Activities include field trips for all ages, swimming, bowling, teen dances, arcade and video games, and much more. Programming is divided according the following categories: School Age Care (SAC) for ages 5 to 12, and Teen Programs for ages 13 to 18. Call for more information:

Parris Island Youth Center

Building 501 843-228-1669
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (ages 13-17)

Laurel Bay Youth Center

Building 1632 843-228-7640
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (ages 13-17)

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