Relocation Readiness Program

Hours of Operation

Facility opens 30 minutes prior to services

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

6303 Wetzel Ave.
Bldg. 1526
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(719)526-4590

Military DSN Tel:
(312)619-4590

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Relocation Readiness Program

Moving is a part of life for Soldiers, civilian government employees and their Families. The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program is here to help with a comprehensive support system, whether it’s your first move or the last of many. We have all kinds of information and resources to help you and your family navigate your next military move.

Your first stop should be your local Army Community Service Family center to meet with a Relocation Readiness Program Manager who can get you started.

Your First Two Stops

First and foremost, "Welcome".  It's our goal to make your move as smooth as possible.  To assist with this process, we recommend your first two stops are:

  • ACS Community Connection "A Welcome Center for Soldiers & Families"
  • ACS Center
What's Next...Your 411

 

Welcome Packets:  Hardcopy packets are available at Community Connection and the ACS Center.  For mailer or bulk requests, please use the below contact information.

Lending Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your items are in shipment. 

Newcomer's Orientation:  Are you new to Fort Carson or have you been here a while and can’t find what you need? If so, join us at the next Newcomers Orientation.  In this two day orientation, you'll learn about the services and programs that are available to you.  Participants enjoy a van tour of Fort Carson and Colorado Springs community as well as lunch on day 1.  It's also a great way to meet other's and make new acquaintances.  Childcare is available and must be requested if need; child(ren) must be enrolled in CYSS.  To reserve childcare spaces, call +1(719)526-0457;  participants will receive a childcare confirmation.

Fort Carson Family Homes (On post housing)

Homebuyer's Workshop:  Purchasing a home?  Not sure where to start or what has changed?  If so, this workshop is for you.  It offers perspective home buyers the in's and out's of the home buying process. Topics include: the local housing market, preparing for home ownership, choosing a realtor, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, Veterans Affairs (VA), and understanding the process from start to closing.  Childcare is available and must be requested if need; child(ren) must be enrolled in CYSS.  To reserve childcare spaces, call +1(719)526-0457; participants will receive a childcare confirmation. 

Computer Lab:  Need internet access?  We have it, along with printers and faxing/copying services.  CAC accessible.  Available at Community Connection, Bldg. 1524.

Financial Assistance (1st Month's Rent/Deposit and or other):  Apply online or in person for Army Emergency Relief (AER).  Located in the ACS Center, Bldg. 1526. 

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)

Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services

Colorado Department of Education

Ft. Carson Family and MWR

Directions to Ft. Carson

Emergency Assistance

Employment Assistance

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Fort Carson (Official website)

Housing (Local Community):  DoD Website

Leave Extension: If an emergency occurs which will prevent you from reporting by your report date, call +1(800)582-5552 or contact the Ft. Carson Replacement Center.

Local Military Installations

Medical Services

Per Diem Rates

Pet Boarding Kennels

PLAN MY MOVE (Military OneSource)

Ft. Carson Post Guide and Telephone Directory

Road Conditions:  Depending on when you are traveling, road conditions could drastically vary in Colorado.  Remember to always check weather and road conditions.

Ft. Carson Weather and Reporting Status

Ft. Carson Shuttle Bus

Firearms and Registration

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Sponsor (Soldier):  For sponsorship assistance, call +1(719)526-0457.

Sponsor (Youth):  To request a youth sponsor, parents can call +1(719)524-0194.

Temporary Lodging: To reserve a room, visit the IHG Army Hotels or call +1(719)526-4832.

Transportation (Military or Self): In an effort to make moving a little bit easier for you, the US Department of Defense (DoD) United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) developed the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3.

Upcoming Fort Carson events: Community events calendar.

Multi-Cultural Support

For more in-depth information on the below services, visit our Multicultural Program page.

Hearts Apart Program

Open to Families which are separated from their Soldier due to mission requirements, to include TDY's, deployments and unaccompanied assignments.  For more information, visit our Waiting Families Program page.

Relocating to Another Location

Alternate Language Program: Interested in learning a second language?  Our computer lab has Rosetta Stone based software, languages include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.  

Destination Overseas:  Classes give participants an idea of what to expect on an overseas PCS.  It is designed to assist Soldiers and Spouses with getting to know what is needed in order to have a successful overseas move.  It applies to anyone traveling to an OCONUS location to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  This is your opportunity to ask the questions you may not be sure of and learn more about what to expect.  Whether it's your first move or one of many, its always different in some form or another.  Participants will have a deeper understanding of the forms and procedures which are required prior to leaving Fort Carson.  Participants will receive specific information on their destination.  This class is highly recommended for anyone going overseas for the first time, single or married.  Orders are not required to attend. To register for free onsite childcare, call +1(719)526-4028; child (ren) must be enrolled in CYSS. 

PCS 101:  This class provides an overview of the PCS process for Soldiers and Spouses who are preparing to move for the first time with the military.  Participants receive information on what the requirements are prior to the PCS move, what to expect when traveling, and what to expect for the first 30 days after arrival to your new location.  Participants receive relocation packets.  handouts and additional information for a successful transition.  This class is highly recommended even if its not your first move, single or married.  Orders are not required to attend.  To register for free onsite childcare, call +1(719)526-4028; child (ren) must be enrolled in CYSS. 

Relocation Counseling and Planning: Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule your one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  To set up an appointment, call +1(719)526-1053.

Relocating with Children: We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.

Sites Packets: Looking for more information on your next duty station or location? Stop by the ACS Center or call +1(719)526-1053 to order your packet.  Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Kids Travel Games to Road Atlases.

Sponsorship Training: In accordance with AR 600-8-8 and AR 608-7, sponsors are required to complete ACS Sponsorship Training prior to being assigned as a sponsor.  Training is monthly at Community Connection, Bldg. 1524. Register online.

Traveling with Pets: Stateside or overseas, we’ll assist you with ins and outs of traveling with pets.