Family Programs

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    The Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) is here to support you and stands ready to assist with every career and life change. FFSC understands the unique characteristics, benefits and stresses of life in the military. Our staff conducts workshops and one-on-one consultations to assist military Service and family members in preparing, coping, and thriving in their unique way of life. Work & Family Life Consultant (WFLC)  are available to conduct one-on-one confidential consultations in various quality of life programs including resume writing assistance, job interview preparation, relocation information, deployment (including Individual Augmentee) preparation and homecoming services, volunteer activities and information and referral.

    Click on a title to see the description of a topic we assist with and give us a call at (866) 923-6478 to schedule an appointment or attend a workshop.

    Active Duty Pregnancy Resources Workshop

    Are you a pregnant active duty Service member? Learn about policies and programs related to a Family Care Plan, the Navy’s Pregnancy Instruction, as well as childcare, financial resources and more!

    Building Effective Anger Management Skills (BEAMS)

    Develop the resiliency you need to thrive in stressful environments. This workshop explores valuable and proven anger management techniques.

    Cutting Costs with Coupons: Coupon Exchange Club

    Learn to navigate the exciting world of couponing and maximize your budget. Share your secrets and learn new ones at this fun and interactive workshop. Don’t forget to bring your coupons!

    Effective Parenting Workshop

    This multi-session workshop discusses topics affecting today’s family, including: consistent and effective discipline, understanding developmental stages, communication with children or young adults, building child self-esteem, and dealing with bullies.

    Flying Space-A: Military Air Travel Information

    Participate in this informative and interactive webinar from the comfort of your own home! Learn to travel using low cost military space-available flights. Discuss how to sign up, important documents and tips for a successful travel experience. NOTE: Register at least one week prior through 866-923-6478 to enroll and receive a classroom link.

    Life after the Uniform: The Resilient Spouse

    Are you ready for the challenges of life after the military? Whether your spouse is retiring or separating, these tools and resources will help you effectively navigate the process and prepare the whole family for its next adventure.

    LGBT Military Family Support & Education Group

    Join us for this interactive and fun support group for all LGBT military and families. Each month is unique. Open to single Service members and couples with or without children. This group meets at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3903 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103

    Love Long Distance: Long distance communication workshop and care package activities for children

    This hands-on workshop for spouses and children has a great purpose: brightening the day of any deployed Service member! Learn the art of long distance communication through the use of digital venues and old fashion snail mail.

    Navigating Child Care Options in San Diego

    Finding reliable and affordable childcare can be an adventurous task for parents. This workshop explores the many childcare options available to military families in San Diego.

    Navy Gold Star Program

    FFSC provides long term support to families of fallen Service members. Navy Gold Star coordinators are advocates for surviving family members, and provide information about benefits and resources. The program also connects survivors with each otherand with the Navy, by coordinating events. For more information about the program, contact 619-556-2190 or 619-767-7225.

    Navy Spouse 101

    Learn the basics of Navy life and how to thrive as a military spouse.

    Organize Your Life!

    Having a well-organized life reduces stress and improves self-esteem. This hands-on workshop teaches you how to manage your bills, schedule home maintenance, organize closets and much more!

    Parenting Tips (ages 6-12)

    Participate in this informative and interactive webinar from the comfort of your own home! Learn tips and techniques to refresh your parenting skills and to help manage your child’s every day behavior. NOTE: Register at least one week prior at 866-923-6478 to enroll and receive a classroom link.

    Parent’s Guide to Teen Employment

    Is your teenager looking for employment? Do you know how to support your child during the job search and all the rules and regulations about teen workers? Join us to learn about child labor laws and how to acquire a work permit. Gain the skills to support your teen as they write a resume and a cover letter, and learn the skills needed for your teen to land that job.

    Responsible Anger Management (RAM)

    Identify and learn skills to take control of your anger. Redirect your emotions in positive ways that, ultimately, can help you build more effective strategies for success at work and at home.

    Volunteer Program Orientation

    Volunteers are instrumental in supporting Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) staff with expanding services, implementing new programs, and assisting military families. Receive initial guidance and information for volunteering at a FFSC.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program

    The Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) serves military families with special needs. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for sponsors with qualifying family members. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the family throughout the sponsor’s career.

    The EFMP includes identification of the family member's special needs and enrollment in the program, assignment coordination and family support. The Program assists Sailors during the assignment process by addressing the special needs of their exceptional family members (EFM) and ensuring they are assigned to areas where they can access necessary resources.

    Special needs include special medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirements, the requirement for adaptive equipment assistive technology devices and services and/or wheelchair accessibility.

    Is EFMP for you? Can you say yes to any of the below?
    If so, you must enroll!

    • Do you have a child or spouse diagnosed with asthma, attention deficit disorder, cancer, diabetes, lupus, heart disease, leukemia, mental illness or any other physical, emotional, and/or developmental disability?
    • Do you have a child in special education more than 20% of school time?
    • Do you have a dependent child over 21 in the incapacitated dependent program?
    • Do you have a family member in a residential treatment facility?
    • Are you enrolled in the TRICARE Standard Program for the Disabled?
    • Do you have a spouse or child receiving medical care through a state medical program?
    • Do you have a family member receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits?
    • Are you a geographic bachelor because of a family member’s special medical or educational needs?
    • Do you have a family member in a full-time special education setting or receiving inpatient/facility care?

    EFMP Liaisons are the Information and Referral (I&R) conduit for questions regarding EFM resources in the local community and:

    • Provide information, referral and system navigation
    • Link families with available military, national and local community resources.
    • Provide non-medical case management.
    • Partner with the Military Treatment Facilities Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing
    • Partner with commands to give Point of Contact (POC) training
    • Offer monthly Family Connection workshop

    If you would like to receive EFMP resources and information about upcoming events, please email or like us at:

    Workshop Descriptions

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    EFMP Family Connection

    Designed for families with special needs, each meeting offers fun and unique opportunities to meet others, share information, discuss helpful resources, and provide support to each other. Each month has a new theme, so it's always a fresh and informative evening.

    Free childcare is available by RSVP. All sessions are held at the Murphy Canyon Chapel, 3200 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124. For more information, to RSVP, or signup for this event send an email

    Command EFMP Point of Contact (POC) Training

    Learn how to run an effective and efficient command program, in accordance with OPNAVINST 1754.2D program requirements. Get best practices from other EFMP POCs, and learn about available resources.

    For more information or signup for this event click this link to send an an send an email

    Individual Consultations

    Call (866) 923-6478 to set an appointment to learn about the application or renewal process, as well as resources that can support you.

    A few resources for you, click the link.



    Special Education/Early Intervention Summary, DD FORM 2792-1

    Extended Care Health Option Information
    Extended Care Health Option (ECHO), provides supplemental services to active duty family members (ADFMs) with qualifying mental or physical disabilities. This link provides more information about the program.

  • The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program

    A Healthy Family is Resilient • Socially Active • Resourceful • Knowledgeable.

    The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) is a free support service program designed to meet the needs of expectant active-duty military personnel, their spouses and those families with children under the age of 4. The program was created to provide prenatal and parenting skills education to active-duty Service members and their families.

    NPSHVP’s primary goal is to enhance their quality of life by empowering them to meet the challenges of parenthood, while maintaining a military lifestyle. The program offers a variety of services, including prenatal health and nutrition consultation, breastfeeding education, early child development education, parenting skills and home visitation services.

    NPSHVP professionals know that raising a family is very rewarding and sometimes can be challenging. The Home Visitors are committed to helping active-duty parents and their children maintain a strong and healthy family.

    Every Day Counts! Have questions on childbirth, breastfeeding, calming a crying baby, potty training, disciplining or other parenting concerns? Learn more about your child’s social and emotional competencies and physical development. For FREE.

One Call Serves All!

24/7 Appointment Scheduling for, clinical counseling, relocation assistance, resume assistance, and financial consultations at any Navy Region Southwest FFSC call 1-866-923-6478.

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Fleet & Family Support Center Locations

Mon. - Fri., 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Closed Sat., Sun., and holidays (unless otherwise noted)

Naval Base San Diego
3005 Corbina Alley
Bldgs 259 & 263
San Diego, CA
(619) 556-7404

Naval Base Coronado
318 Saufley Rd.
Bldg 318
San Diego, CA
(619) 545-6071

Naval Base Point Loma
140 Sylvester Rd.
Bldgs 211 & 212
San Diego, CA
(619) 553-7505

Bayview Hills Branch
1967 Sky Harbor Road
San Diego, CA
(619) 556-1275

Gateway Village Branch
3207 Rosecrans Place
San Diego, CA
(619) 222-5548

Murphy Canyon Branch
4867T Santo Road
San Diego, CA
(858) 277-4259

Santee Branch
8120 Arlette St.
Santee, CA
(619) 556-1275
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The Village at Serra Mesa Branch
3141 Afton Road
San Diego, CA
(619) 556-1277