Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMPExceptional Family Member Program 

DSN 742-3323
Commercial: (662) 434-3323
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: UDG_Columbus_fsc@us.af.mi

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.

  • 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 or Call Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246.

For an application or for more information click the link below!

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Child Care

Check out the Flyer!!!             Child Care Aware Respite Care FLYER

  • 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 One Source has 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!! 

Sep
16
Mon
Career Exploration & Planning Track @ A&FRC
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conducted by CALIBRE, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notifiaction and must have minimum of 8 participates to make.  Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Career-Technical-Track

Sep
17
Tue
Career Exploration & Planning Track @ A&FRC
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conducted by CALIBRE, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notifiaction and must have minimum of 8 participates to make.  Call 434-2790 to register.

 

Career-Technical-Track

Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

The Wing Newcomers Orientation is from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This event is
mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel, and spouses are
encouraged to attend. This base-wide CONNECTION orientation begins at the Kaye
Auditorium and consists of a guided base tour. To register, please contact your unit CSS, or for more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701/2790.

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
18
Wed
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Sep 18 @ 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

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Sep 18 @ 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

Sep
19
Thu
Boots to Business
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The curriculum provides valuable assistance to transitioning Service members and Spouses exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. To Register, Call (662) 434-2790 Sponsored by: CAFB Airman and Family Readiness Center MSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC)MSU Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

CAPSTONE @ A&FRC
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Capstone is required for ALL separating/retiring personnel and should occur no later than 90 days prior to anticipated separation/retirement; however, if a member has less than 90 days left in the military, the member should attend as soon as possible within their remaining period of service. Call (662) 434-2790 for more information.

 

Capstone

Medical Terminology/Coding Workshop @ A&FRC
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Boots to Business
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The curriculum provides valuable assistance to transitioning Service members and Spouses exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. To Register, Call (662) 434-2790 Sponsored by: CAFB Airman and Family Readiness Center MSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC)MSU Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)