Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMPExceptional Family Member Program 

DSN 742-3323
Commercial: (662) 434-3323
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL:
14FSS.FSH.ColumbusAFRC@us.af.mil

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Exceptional Family Member Program

Why Enroll in EFMP?
Enrollment in the EFMP provides special assignment consideration to a service member who has a spouse, child or dependent adult with medical conditions requiring prolonged hospitalizations, out-patient treatment, or special educational needs. EFMP helps ensure that needed services are available, on or off base, at the gaining location prior to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

Requirement to Enroll in EFMP
In compliance with DoDI 1315.19, federal laws protecting persons with disabilities, enrollment is mandatory for all active duty military personnel who have a family member or other person actually residing with the member having a special need.

Other Agencies
In addition to the (EFMP-M), medical component, other agencies included on the EFMP team are the (EFMP-A), Assignments section of Personnel, and the (EFMP-FS) Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). The A&FRC provides Information & Referral services and numerous resources (662-434-3323)

Information and Referral
Families with a special needs family member may receive information, referral, and support from the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 166 C Circle, Columbus AFB, MS.  (662-434-2790).

Safety videos
Highlight how families can take precautions in the home to help prevent injuries to children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities. The focus of the videos includes fire and burn prevention, drowning, choking and falls prevention

Tricare Special Needs
Benefits, eligibility

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
Federally funded Parent Training and Information Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Resources for parents, young adults, professionals, and educators

Parent Toolkit, Military Families and Students with Learning Disabilities
Guide to educate and empower parents, others to help military children who struggle in school

POSSIBILITIES: A Financial Resource Guide for EFMP Families
Free 200+ page resource.  Created for parents with children under 18 years of age who have disabilities. Experts and parents worked together to make this comprehensive guide

Parent to Parent
Emphasizes emotional and informational support

Government Benefits
Location to sort through government benefits available

Disability.gov
“Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities”

Social Security Online
Information on Social Security benefits for children with disabilities

Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

Air Force EFMP Respite Care

EFMP Respite Care helps Air Force families with children with special needs by providing 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for.

Contact your EFMP-FS Coordinator.

Call 662-434-3323 or Jamey.coleman.1@us.af.mil

           

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

-Contact the EFMP-FS Coordinator for your certificate!

 Call 662-434-3323 or Jamey.coleman.1@us.af.mil

 Military OneSource

  • Links to information on EFMP and Forms needed for enrollment. In you have a family member with special education, or medical needs please contact our EFMP-Medical at 662-434-2115 for enrollment. Please click on the link below for more information on the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

Military One Source EFMP
TRICARE
ECHO General Info   The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) 
ECHO Fact Sheet
ECHO Application
Wrightslaw
PAVE

EFMP Education

Center for Parent Information and Resources

AF Special Ed Connection – DirectSTEP 2019

Local Hospital Info and support groups!!

Jul
13
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Monday; DoD Training Day ( Resiliency, MOC Crosswalk, Financial Readiness) Tuesday; VA B&S Wednesday; DoL 1 Day

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
15
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 15 @ 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
16
Thu
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, 2 Day Track for Department of Labor

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
17
Fri
(Virtual) Financial Fitness
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Please Call 434-2790 to register.

Jul
20
Mon
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 20 @ 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
21
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Conducted approximately every 3 weeks for military and DoD civilian newcomers to the base.

Call 662-434-2790

 

Jul
22
Wed
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center

Venders invited to attend on base job fair for military, spouses. retirees, and personnel with base access.

Call 662-434-2631

Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.

 

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 22 @ 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
23
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome @ Airman & Family Readiness Center @ A&FRC
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2790.

 

spouses