Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMPExceptional Family Member Program 

DSN 742-3323
Commercial: (662) 434-3323
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: afrc@Columbus.af.mil

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Exceptional Family Member Program

Military family members with special needs face unique and often times stressful situations. Every Air Force family needs to know that enrollment in EFMP is mandatory for all active duty with a family member of special needs. If you believe your family member has special needs, it is important that you bring those concerns to your physician and to follow through with any and all recommendations that doctor makes. If EFMP enrollment is required, the process starts with the 14th Medical Group. For those individuals enrolled in EFMP, family member’s needs are considered during the assignment process to ensure any special medical and or educational requirements can be met prior to any relocation. All military families should be aware the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is a resource to help families find information and referrals. Although not all inclusive, examples of more specific services the A&FRC can provide are as follows: a place to explore options, obtain information to prepare for an IEP meeting, get tools to electronically track the care your child receives, obtain materials on a variety of issues that affect a family with special needs.

Respite Care Applications

What is Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care?

The U.S. Air Force EFMP has established a quality respite child care program for families with children having special needs and who are enrolled in the USAF EFMP. Respite Child Care is specially designed for Air Force families who have children diagnosed with moderate or severe special needs.

 

Where is the program available?

The Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care Program is available for all service members stationed at an Air Force Base within the Continental United States (CONUS) as well as Hawaii and Alaska.

 

How many hours of Respite Child Care can I qualify for?

After recent authorization by Air Force Headquarters, all eligible Air Force families may receive up to 40 hours of respite child care per month.

 

What is authorized in Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care?

  • Up to 40 hours of respite child care per month • Your choice of an approved* provider in your home, licensed Family Child Care home or child care center/special needs center

  • Approved providers have comprehensive background checks and pre-service training: CPR, First Aid, Medication Dispensation, and Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention as well as subject matter training in the care of children with special needs.

How much will Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care cost my family?

Respite Child Care is free to eligible families.

 

Who is eligible for Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care?

Airmen are eligible if:

  • The family is enrolled in the USAF EFMP •The EFM child(ren), ages birth through 18 years, are diagnosed with moderate or severe special needs •The sibling, ages birth through 12 years •The EFM child(ren) and siblings must reside with the Airman •The Airman is stationed within the Continental United States •The Airman is active duty, including Air Guard and Reserve, if activated for at least 31 days.

Call (800) 424-2246 to ask about Air Force EFMP Respite Child Care

Give Parents a Break Program

This program is intended to help reduce stress due to the nature of military life (i.e., deployments, remote tours of duty, caring for family members with special needs, frequent moves, extended working hours).

-Families may be referred to this program by Commanders, 1st Sergeants, Chaplains, medical professionals and A&RC staff. 

-Certificates are issued for a specified period of time and may be renewed.

-Child care is provided at base Child and Youth Programs during specified periods

Contact the EFMP-FS Coordinator for your certificate!

 434-3323 or Jamey.coleman.1@us.af.mil

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Exceptional Family Member Program Information

EFMP Education

 

Jul
24
Tue
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Jul
25
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Jul
26
Thu
Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hearts Apart Social program is a monthly event to provide community bonding, fun and appreciation for the families of active duty personnel who are deployed, remote, or on an extended TDY. Food and activities are provided.

Call 434-2790 to register. 

 

hearts apart

Jul
30
Mon
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 434-2790 for details.

Aug
1
Wed
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Workshop developing resumes and cover letters that will bring results.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

resume

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Aug
6
Mon
Key Spouse Training Continuing Education @ A&FRC
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Training Continuing Education @ A&FRC

Key Spouse Continuing Education Training.  For all Current Key Spouses. Call 434-3323 or 434-2790 for details.

Aug
7
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

Wing Newcomers Orientation for newly arrived Active Duty and Civilian personnel. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Held at the Columbus Club/Event Center, for more information call (662) 434-2790.

Military Life Cycle @ A&FRC
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Military Life Cycle @ A&FRC

Military Life Cycle workshop allows the VA contractors to explain to service members; whether first term, separating, retiring or a veteran, what services the VA offers and what they are able to provide throughout the member’s military career and how to apply for benefits. To register and more information please call 662-434-2790.

Aug
8
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop