The Florida National Guard Family Program staff consists of a trained network of military members, contract employees and volunteers working as a team in support of military Families. The Florida National Guard Family Program consists of components defined below.
Family Readiness supports Commanders, Family Readiness Groups (FRGs), Service members and their Families by providing hands-on training, assisting in Family Communication Campaigns, such as: unit newsletters, websites, and phone trees. Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSA) assist in coordinating Family Day activities, providing informational briefings, as well as, promoting resilience, well- being and Readiness throughout the Deployment Cycle.
For more info, contact the State Family Readiness office at (800) 226-0360.
Family Assistance provides mandated information and referral services regarding benefits and entitlements to military Families and Service members. Family Assistance Centers are geographically disbursed throughout the state to assist Department of Defense Military Families during all levels of mobilization. All uniformed service members and retired uniformed service personnel and their family members, active, reserve, retired or civilian employees and surviving family members of military personnel are eligible for assistance.
For more info, contact State Family Assistance Center Coordinator at (800) 226-0360.
The Child and Youth program supports the social, emotional and academic needs of military children and youth. It encourages the development of positive self-esteem, self-confidence, respect for self and others, team skills, and leadership abilities.
For more info, contact State Youth Coordinator at (800) 226-0360.