Service Member & Family Assistance Center (SFAC)

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Support for all ill, injured, and wounded personnel.

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The Joint Base Lewis-McChord SFAC

(253) 966-8433
The JBLM SFAC provides a warm, relaxed environment where ill, injured and wounded Service members and their Families can gather to foster physical, spiritual, and mental healing.  The SFAC partners with the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) to serve as a one-stop shop for services.  We were created to meet the unique needs of wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Families as they heal and prepare for transition back to their military career or into the civilian workforce.  The facility itself includes a central reception area and a lounge with an internet café.

Information & Referral

(253) 966-8433
The Information Referral and Follow-up Coordinator works individually with each Service member or Family member to determine which services they need. They provide a personal session to each Service member or Family member to assist them with all available services both on and off Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 

The Information Referral and Follow-Up Coordinator locates necessary services not provided in the SFAC and offers that information to the Service member.

Outreach Services

(253) 966-8433
Links a variety of military and civilian support services with Service Member and Family Assistance Center.  Surveys and identifies the service needs of Wounded Service members and Family members.  Identifies and plans specific means of addressing target population requirements in various functional areas.

Coordinates and implements a program of comprehensive outreach initiatives designed to facilitate the delivery of existing services and to develop new services based on results of needs assessment activity.

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Child, Youth & School Services

Parent Central (253) 966-2977
Child Care for Wounded Warrior and Warriors in Transition.  Reduced Child Care fees, Pre-registration, Coordination, Respite Care and Family Activities. 

Click the link and "Start A New Pre-Registration". For more information visit CYSS.

Educational Services

(253) 966-8433
Professional Educational advisors provide a full range of Adult and Continuing Education options.  Counselors can help design individual education programs.  They also assist with Tuition Assistance for Active Duty Army and Scholarship options for Servicemembers and Family members.  Stop by and see what options are available.

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Financial Readiness

(253) 966-8433
Financial Readiness offers financial assistance and education to Service members and their Family members.  The Financial Advisor will: Review credit reports and assist with cleaning up information on the reports. Assist with developing Spending Plans and determine the best ways to use available funds. Assist with debt reduction planning by prioritizing bills. Assist with Emergency Relief (AER) program. Once the credit issues have been reviewed, money has become more manageable, and debt reduction plans put in place, the Service member and Family learn other ways to save and invest for future goals.  This is accomplished through education. Classes are offered on a variety of topics, to include: Money Management, Checking Account Maintenance, Home Buying, Retirement Planning & Investing.  AER program provides emergency interest free loans and grants to Service members and Family members.  AER helps with emergency financial needs for items such as food, rent, utilities, transportation, vehicle repair, funeral expenses, and medical & dental expenses.

Military Personnel Services

(253) 966-8433
The Human Resources Specialists assist Servicemembers with updating their Military Personnel Files (MPFs) DD Form 93 and SGLI. 

They also assist Service members with all personnel services actions to include DA Form 1506, Statements of Service, Married Army Couples Program Requests, Dual Military Couples, and Naturalizations.  Help is given Service members in locating orders, awards, or other personnel documents from previous commands. 

Specialists also offer guidance and education on regulatory requirements for a myriad of HR/AG functions, as well as coordination with all Joint Base Lewis-McChord personnel agencies from in-processing to transition assistance.

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Employment Readiness Services

(253) 966-8433
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP), operated through Service Member and Family Assistance Center (SFAC), helps Service Members, Spouses, surviving Spouses, DoD civilians, and Family members gain the competitive edge needed for employment by providing employment information in the areas of resume writing, job search skills, transition, and career counseling.

Social Service Assistance Coordinator/
Social Security Assistance

(253) 966-8433
Provides preventive information, education, confidential initial assessment, and referral services to wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Family Members who need support, information or services furing their transition either back to duty or out of the military.

Social Service Coordinators work with both on and off post agencies to insure wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Family Members are provided appropriate services.  They are also able to assist with applications for Social Security Disability Income.

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Ombudsman

(253) 966-2716
The mission of the MEDCOM Ombudsman is to serve as independent and unbiased advisors between the Service member, the commander at the company, battalion, MAMC, and MEDCOM level, as well as the various medical providers of the Service member. The Ombudsman investigates issues, concerns, complaints and assist SM and their families in obtaining accurate information to resolve their issues and concerns in a timely manner.

Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)

(253) 966-8433
U.S. Army TSGLI Service Center: (800) 237-1336.  TSGLI information is also available on the TSGLI Web site.

Service Member for Life/Transition Assistance Program

(253) 967-7065

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Veteran's Services:

Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs (253) 966-4285

WDVA assists wounded warriors with their transition to Civilian life.  Their services include: Preparation of VA Claims-expedited VA claims adjudication through ready to rate claims maximizing use of the Benefits, Delivery at Discharge program and other programs, information and coordination of points of contact for Servicemembers relocating to the other 49 states, commonwealths and territories, activities for Warriors in Transition and Family members through the Veterans Conservation Corps Self-employment, development opportunities through the Veterans Business Enterprise Development Alliance, Gap funding (child care, training, special equipment, licenses, and permits), Service member and Family readjustment counseling through the WDVA PTSD program.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program VR&E

(253) 967-7064/7053:
The VR&E Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, USC, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program or "Voc Rehab." Personnel eligible to access VR&E at the SFAC must be active duty Service members in IDES. This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Services that may be provided by the VR&E Program include:

  1. Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
  2. Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
  3. Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance
  4. Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations
  5. On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school
  6. Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and medical referrals
  7. Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities
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Helpful Links for Warriors in Transition and Family Programs: 

Afterdeployment.org
HEARTBEAT-Serving Wounded Warriors
OPERATION HOMEFRONT-Washington
Joint Base Lewis-McChord ACAP
U.S. Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program
Military OneSource
HireVetsFirst
Hire Americas Heroes
USO
Wounded Warrior Project
Army Family Readiness Groups
MyArmyLifeToo Family Programs
Army Reserves Family Programs
JBLM Fisher House SFAC is an authorized referral agency
USA Cares-Supporting our Troops and their Families
New limits to apply for DSHS food stamps
AUSA Family Programs
Military Family Caregiving

Veterans Administration Links:

VA Benefits
Vocational and Rehabilitation and Employment Services
Compensation and Pension Benefits
Health Benefits and Services
Educational Benefits
Afterdeployment.org

TBI and PTSD issues:

National Center for PTSD
PTSD Anonymous
The Soldiers Project
ReMIND.ORG
www.brainline.org/
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The Servicemember and Family Assistance Center of Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one of the wounded warrior agencies that supports the Warrior in Transition Battalion (WTB).  We support wounded, ill and injured Servicemember and their Family members.  There is 0 % administrative costs, all contributions will go directly to the Wounded Warriors and their Families to assist them in all types of emergencies and needs.  Please contribute to the SFAC, CFC Campaign No 20160.
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253-966-8433
9059 Gardner Lp., Lewis Main
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