We know the system and we are here to help you connect with the resources and support that fit your family's individual needs. We can help with housing accommodations, special education, IEP/504 plan to help at school, or you simply need to update your enrollment, our team is here for you. The Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Exceptional Family Member Program team is here to help.
Family Support Services
Army Family support services enable an EFMP Family to become its own best advocate by helping them identify and connect with resources, expert navigators, education and community support. Support is provided both in person as well as virtually. Self-service information is available on this site, the Army Family Web Portal, or Military OneSource.
- Army EFMP offices are staffed with professionals who can help EFMP Families:
- Find and tap into community resources, services and programs that will meet their needs
- Provide information and referrals and help develop a Family service plan
- Train and support Soldiers and Families to be their own best advocates
- Provide a warm hand-off to another installation EFMP office when moving
EFMP Systems Navigators
Systems navigators are EFMP staff members located on most Army installations who are knowledgeable about the systems of care used by Families with special needs. The primary role of a Systems Navigator is to navigate Family’s needs through the available systems of care. Systems Navigators also assist Families who are transitioning from the program, due to retirement, separation from the military, or transition to another duty station. They can help develop a Family Service Plan to reach goals, identify support groups and social activities, make necessary referrals, provide information about disabilities or medical conditions of concern, and strengthen the ability to advocate for your EFM. EFMP Systems Navigators also work closely with EFMP medical counterparts to accept referrals for those Families who have received new and/or complex diagnoses that require multiple support services.
The EFMP Respite Care Program provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. It decreases Family stress, increases Family stability and reduces costly out-of-home placements, thereby contributing to Soldier readiness. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite user's home Child, Youth and School Services facilities, or other settings such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. It is time limited based on the EFM medical condition and availability of funding. An eligible EFM may qualify for up to 25 hours per month. Eligible Family members must be enrolled in the EFMP and may qualify for EFMP Respite Care if there is documentation of a severe chronic medical condition or significant medical needs. Severe chronic conditions are often not curable and may carry a poor clinical prognosis.
EFMP partnered with LRP Publications to bring DirectSTEP® eCourses at no charge to EFMP Families, staff and special education staff associated with teaching military children. DirectSTEP® is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of special education and related topics. It explains legal requirements, best practices for behavior management, autism, IDEA eligibility, individual education plans, and more at DirectSTEP®.
WHAT EFMP OFFERS
How do I enroll or update EFMP?
Please go to E-EFMP to enroll, update or check the status of your EFMP. https://efmp.army.mil/EnterpriseEfmp/
How do I get a compassionate reassignment?
Can I get an EFMP stabilization?
Stabilizations are granted on a case by case basis. Stabilizations are for EFM's who would have a serious, detrimental disruption in services if they were to move. EFMP stabilization is not the same as a high school stabilization. EFMP stabilizations, when granted, are good for four years from the start date of the services not necessarily from the date requested.