From “Smooth Move” workshops to household hospitality kits, we can provide information, referral, resources and tools to make your permanent change of station (PCS) moves efficient and simple. Services include a loan closet from which families may borrow basic household goods, assistance with in-transit emergencies, classes on move-related topics such as buying or selling homes, and individual PCS planning.
Information and Referral
Do you have questions about military or community resources? An integral function of the family center, information and referral services can assist you in locating needed services and programs available on Oceana and Dam Neck, through civilian agencies in the local community and via national resources.
The training, information and personalized career coaching will help you identify and reach your employment and career development goals, manage the challenges associated with a mobile lifestyle and develop job search skills. Our network with local employers can have you climbing the ladder of success. Employment assistance professionals can assist with a wide variety of family employment issues. Workshops include topics such as career planning, resume writing, interviewing techniques and federal employment.
Personal Financial Management (PFM)
Finances are a common source of stress for people of all income levels. PFM is a program to assist you in developing a personal and family financial management plan. Our certified personal financial education staff can help you analyze your finances. You can learn more about setting priorities, creating budgets, debt liquidation, the Thrift Savings Plan, consumer and credit issues, and predatory lending. We’ll help you set a course for financial independence and guide you through your journey of becoming a “Million Dollar Sailor.” The FFSC staff is a centralized training source for command financial specialists.
Deployment/Individual Augmentee Support
We will assist during all phases of the deployment cycle, providing workshops, online and virtual support groups, deployment handbooks, family preparedness seminars and much more. During the deployment, we will help your family cope with the challenges of extended absences and connect them with resources to ease the burden of family separation. Upon return from deployment, we offer return, reunion and reintegration seminars to help transition from deployment to homecoming.
Life does not come with an instruction book. FFSC offers proactive workshops to enhance and assist with balancing your personal and professional life. This program provides you with information and education about a variety of life cycle issues, including parenting and relationships, to help you strengthen your relationships. FFSC Oceana offers programs covering such topics as anger management, building healthy relationships, foreign-born spouse workshops and stress management.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program addresses an important quality-of-life issue. The program is designed to assist active-duty members by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members (EFM). Special needs include long-term medical, psychological and special educational needs. FFSC EFMP liaisons are available to assist military families with completing the EFM enrollment process and are available to assist with resources and referrals. EFMP liaisons have established contacts with state and local agencies, school districts and community programs, which provide needed support and information. FFSC EFMP liaisons can also assist families with reaching EFMP points of contact as they transition to new duty stations.
Clinical Counseling Services
Short-term counseling and crisis intervention are available for active-duty personnel and their family members. In addition to individual and marital counseling, FFSC provides clinical support groups and classes.
FFSC Oceana and FFSC Dam Neck also provide short-term counseling for military children experiencing life challenges.
New Parent Support (NPS)
The New Parent Support Program offers expectant parents and parents of newborns and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve on old ones in the privacy of their home. New parents receive emotional and social support through home visits. Professional home visitors provide information and resources on parenting, family life, handling stress and health, and help in finding other needed services and resources. Goals of the program are to develop parents who are more prepared, confident and less stressed and to enhance and improve the parent-child relationship.
A volunteer program is available to provide opportunities within FFSC Oceana (if available) or resources in the community for individuals to grow and develop through volunteer work. It also provides volunteer support to augment FFSC programs in the military community.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)
When traumatic situations arise, FFSC can provide support and resources necessary for recovery and rebuilding. The goal of SAPR is to provide a comprehensive, standardized, victim-sensitive system to prevent and respond to sexual assault Navy-wide through sexual assault awareness, prevention, education and victim advocacy. SAPR provides victim advocates, support, resource information and referrals for victims of sexual assault. Additionally, the SAPR program provides training to prospective and existing command SAPR personnel. The NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) can be reached at 757-433-2912.
In case of an emergency, please contact the worldwide DOD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247. Additionally, you may contact the following:
24/7 Duty Victim Advocate......757-438-3260
Next nearest installation
Victim support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.