Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

efmp-logoThe Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program—Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support function provided by the Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRCs). EFMP-FS is designed to provide support to family members with special needs. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Information and Referral
  • Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Advocacy
  • National, State, and Local Resource Information
  • Workshops
  • Respite Information
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • Early Intervention
  • School Information partnering with our School Liaison Officer (SLO)
  • Support Groups
  • Child Care Resources
  • Recreational Activities
  • Transition

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 229-257-2892/2893 for enrollment. Please click on the link below for more information on the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp

Military One Source Exceptional Advocate Monthly Magazine: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/news

Exceptional Family Member Program Mobile Website

For information and resources on the go, access EFMP Mobile from your smartphone or tablet. You’ll find links to helpful articles, The Exceptional Advocate, information about EFMP enrollment and benefits, and a service locator tool. Easily find the information you need when you need it. Scam the barcode below to have access at your fingertips!

Air Force EFMP Respite Care

EFMP Respite Care helps Air Force families with children with special needs by providing 12 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.

What is included in Air Force EFMP Respite Care?

  • 12 hours per month.
  • No cost to eligible families.
  • Cost of sibling care included.

Who is eligible for EFMP Respite Care?
Air Force families will be eligible for the EFMP Respite Care if the following criteria have been met:

  • The family is enrolled in the Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and the EFM child is age birth through 18 years with a moderate or severe disability.
  • The child/children must reside with service member.

How do I apply?

Contact your EFMP-FS Coordinator or Call Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246.

What do I need to apply?
Once eligibility has been confirmed, Child Care Aware® will connect the family with the local agency administering the EFMP Respite Care program. This agency will work with each family to complete the necessary application and assist with connecting the family to a respite care provider that will meet their needs.

How long does it take?
The agency will meet with the family to complete the initial paperwork. The agency and family will then work together to identify potential respite care providers. The family will interview each provider to determine which provider(s) will best meet their needs. Once a provider is selected and the agency notified, the family can begin using their respite care.

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