EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) – FAMILY SERVICES
609.754.3154 (JB MDL McGuire) / 732.323.1248 (JB MDL Lakehurst)
Main Office: Military & Family Support Center (MFSC), Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire
- Family Member Support
- Provides information and referral, education & support
- Advocates for EFMP family members
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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) – Medical
87th Medical Group, Bldg. 3458 Neely Road, JB MDL McGuire
- Medical Treatment Facility for enrollment, reassignments and overseas clearances
Military Family Support 360
Military and Family Support Center, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire
- Assists families of Military-Connected Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs
*Funded by US Department of Education Office Special Education Programs via SPAN’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
School Liaison/Military Child Education
609.754.3154 (JB MDL McGuire) or 732.323.1248 (JB MDL Lakehurst)
Main Office: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Rd., JB MDL McGuire
- Assists with local school information
- Advocates for military school-aged students’ educational needs
- Ensures school districts are aware of issues
What is EFMP? The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a coordinated effort to support military families that have at least one family member with exceptional needs.
Who is an EFM? An Exceptional Family Member is defined as one, regardless of age, who has a disability that limits the ability to function on a daily basis and required ongoing counseling, training, education, therapy and treatment. Some examples of disabilities include: Asthma, Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Mental Health Disorders, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairments, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury and Visual Impairment.
How to enroll in EFMP: All EFMs complete a DD 2792. In addition, guardians of minors complete DD 2792-1. ” Google” these forms online or pick them up at any of the JB MDL Military & Family Support Centers. The MFSC is where you will find family support staff members available to assist families in navigating military and civilian resources. The EFMP staff provides information, referrals, crisis intervention and assistance to meet individual needs.
What types of services can the EFMP provide? Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Military Family Support 360 Project, Recreational Activities, Resource Directory, Respite CareInformation, Support Groups, Systems Navigation and Workshops.
Important facts about EFMP:
1. Family members of active duty, active guard reservists, some National Guard members, reservists and civilians may be eligible for enrollment, medical and military community services. EFMs of retired members are also eligible for military community services.
2. The EFMP is a command program in which enrollment is mandatory.
3. Enrollment does not affect the service member’s career progression, but rather ensures special consideration for the family of the service member during the relocation process. Every effort is made to keep the family and service member together, but the needs of the military may come first.
4. The service member must re-enroll into the EFMP program every three years or when the family member’s condition changes. This occurs at the Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).
5. It is the service member’s responsibility to dis-enroll family members at the MTF if his/her status changes.
6. Enrollment also allows families access to special family support EFMP functions.
Contact the EFMP Office at JB MDL McGuire 609.754.3154 or JB MDL Lakehurst 732.323.1248.
To contact the EFMP at JB MDL MTF for enrollment, reassignments, and overseas clearances, please call Tri-Care Hallway at 609.754.9752.
For additional information, visit http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/overview