Deployment & Support Stability Operations (SSO) Program
The Mobilization, Deployment & Support Stability Operations (SSO) Program provides Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard units with pre and post deployment/mobilization briefings, Family Readiness Group assistance, information and referral services, and resource materials. The information and material is designed to support unit commanders in preparing service members, civilian employees, and their Families for military operations.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) - What is it?
The EFMP is a Department of the Army program designed to assist military personnel agencies in making assignments for the Soldier, accompanied by Family members as often as possible, based on the documented medical and special education needs of the Soldier's Exceptional Family Member (EFM). When possible, Soldiers are assigned to duty locations where the medical and special education needs of their EFM can be met. It is important to understand that this is dependent upon a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier's grade, specialty, and eligibility for the tour. All Soldiers are still eligible for worldwide and unaccompanied assignments.
The EFMP works together with other military and civilian agencies to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multiagency approach for community support, housing, medical, educational and personnel services to Families with special needs. Enrollment into the EFMP works to ensure that needed services are available at the gaining installation BEFORE the military personnel office (Human Resources Command - HRC) assigns the Soldier to that new duty location. Enrollment into the EFMP is mandatory, based on carefully defined rules. The EFMP operates under the provisions of AR 608-75.
Do You Have an Exceptional Family Member (EFM)?
An EFM is a Family member, regardless of age (child or adult), with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling. The Family member must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to be enrolled in the EFMP. A Soldier who has a Family member who falls into any of these categories MUST be enrolled in the program.
Family Advocacy Program
The Soldier and Family Readiness Program/Family Advocacy Program promotes individual, couple and family wellness by offering a comprehensive program that includes awareness, education and support to prevent family violence. Classes are offered to commanders, troops, professionals, families and the community. Prevention and support services include: New Parent Support Program (home visitation); child safety education; Nurturing Parent Programs; Single parent support; Playgroup; Infant Massage; Cooperative Parenting and Divorce; Boot Camp for New Dads; Scream Free Parenting, SMART Steps-Step Parenting, Resilience classes, The Five Love Languages; Scream Free Marriage; various life skills seminars; and victim advocates for domestic violence.
ACS Services are available virtually to include Army Emergency Relief.
Limited in-person services are available only to people under extreme
circumstances. Clients can call 719.526.4590.
Please leave a message if you are not immediately connected with an ACS
AER application documents are available to for download at https://carson.armymwr.com/programs/army-emergency-relief-aer. Clients that have access to an encrypted email can send their application and supporting documents to email@example.com
Clients who need a secure upload site to transmit your AER application and supporting documents please call AER at (719) 526-4783.
Fort Carson ACS Employment Readiness
Unlock Your Potential!
Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides career assistance to Soldiers, Family Members, DOD Civilians, Retirees, and Reservists. Employment Readiness Specialists provide workshops as well as one-on-one appointments to assist with job searching, resumes, interviews, networking, as well as career skills development. ERP maintains partnerships with local and national employers and agencies in order to share job opportunities.
Additional services include:
- Education and certification resources
- Classes on self-assessment, career exploration, civilian and federal resume writing, networking.
- One on one resumé critiques
- Career counseling and individual career assessments
- Job fairs and other hiring events
- Teen/youth employment information
- Computer lab with internet access, résumé-writing software, and typing tutorials (not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions)
- Weekly posting of Hot Jobs
Contact ERP for an appointment or check out the Employment Readiness classes on the calendar.
Fort Carson ACS Newcomers Assistance - Relocation Readiness
We've gone virtual!
Welcome to Fort Carson, Colorado, the Best Hometown in the Army! Known as the Mountain Post, we are one of the top requested stateside locations.
Located on the Southside of Colorado Springs, Fort Carson is a new adventure, a great place to call home, and location where community makes all the difference. And not to mention, Colorado Springs was ranked # 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine, #1 Outside Magazine's list of America's Best Cities and #2 on U.S. News list of most desirable cities.
Whether it’s your 1st move or last of many, the Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program is here to help. For newly arrived Spouses, we encourage you to participate in our monthly welcome on Friday, 17 July or Friday, 21 August.
Fort Carson Gifts & Donations
Multicultural Support - Relocation Assistance
New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) promotes healthy Families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. We help Soldiers and Families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Army Families who are expecting a child or who have children up to age three can participate in all of our services confidentially and free of charge.
Click here to watch the NPSP Video.