Waiting Families - Relocation Readiness Program
- Enroll in the Waiting Families Program: Include your name, address, contact number, departure month/year for Soldier, return month/year for Soldier, and any other information you may be needing. Allow 2 business days for followup contact.
- United Through Reading
Program is open to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing to another duty station unaccompanied. Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child. The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.
- What Relocation Offers Overall
Clearing for ACS, AER, EFMP and Loan Closet: For specifics, visit Time to Transition page.
Community Connection: Centralized Relocation services.
- Classroom available for FRG's, organizations, or individuals.
Destination Overseas: Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move. Applies to anyone traveling OCONUS, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea. For specifics, visit Time to Transition page.
Homebuyers Workshop: Deciding whether to purchase a home? Not sure where to start or what has changed? If so, this workshop is for you. Taught by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, 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.
Immigration and Naturalization: For specifics, visit the Multicultural Program page.
- Request Immigration Assistance: Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing. Allow 2 business days for followup contact.
Loan Closet: Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson. For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.
Multicultural Services: For specifics, visit the Multicultural Program page.
- Everyday English Course
- Immigration assistance and classes (Green Card, Immigration 101, and Naturalization)
- Meet-Up Groups for German, Latino and Multicultural
- Multicultural assessment appointments
- Naturalization ceremonies
- Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL)
- S-1 Naturalization Training
- Tranlation referrals
Newcomers Information: Wide variety of resources and information on Fort Carson and the local communities.
Newcomers Orientation: Learn about the services and programs available to you at Fort Carson. Participants enjoy a van tour of the post and local community. It's a great way to meet other's and make new acquaintances. Childcare must be requested one week in advance if it is needed; child(ren) must be enrolled in CYS. To reserve childcare spaces, call +1(719)526-0457; participants will receive a childcare confirmation.
Office on the Go Services: Eleven computers with printer access avaiable, CAC accessible; to include faxing and copying.
PCS 101: Attend the class or schedule a one-on-one appointment. For specifics, visit Time to Transition page.
Relocation Counseling: Have questions? Not sure where to start? Schedule a 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. Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors. If you are relocating, we encourage you to visit Time to Transition page.
- Request a Newcomers Appointment: Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing. Allow 2 business days for followup contact from our Community Connection Coordinator.
- Request a Transitioning to Another Location Appointment: Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing. Allow 2 business days for followup contact from our Relocation Specialist.
- The 411 on Fort Carson
Relocation Flyer: Overall information on services.
S-1 Naturalization Training: Open to all S-1 personnel. Training offers up-to-date information on the naturalization process. Active Duty Soldiers are referred to their BN or BDE S-1's for information and the beginning steps of the process.
Sponsorship Program Information: Sponsors are an integral part of the relocation process and help to ease the transition for a newcomer as well as their family.
Sponsorship Train the Trainer Training (T3): Required for any Fort Carson Soldier assigned to be a Sponsorship Coordinator. Two day training covers all ACS programs and the Army Career Tracker website where Sponsorship is concerned. Training allows appointed Brigade Unit Sponsorship Coordinators (USC), NCOs and/or Officers in the grade of E5 or higher to train and certify installation sponsors (in their respective Brigades). Training minimizes the stressors which arise during the PCS process.
Waiting Families Program: Outreach support for spouses who are in the Colorado area as part of an unaccompanied assignment, to include TDY's and deployments. Includes liasion support from Relocation staff, special events for enrollees, as well as resources and materials. For specifics, visit Waiting Families Program page.
Welcome Packets: Hardcopy packets are available at Community Connection and the ACS Center. For mailer or bulk requests, please use the below contact information.
- Request a mailer packet: Include your name, address, contact number, arrival date, and any other information you may be needing.
- Request bulk welcome packets (In person only): Include your name, contact number, unit or organization, and quanity needed. If more than 10, allow 2 business days.
- Welcome Packet Online
United Through Reading Program: Open to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied. Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child. The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child. For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
This program is for or any Spouse and or Family Member (must be 18 years of age) which is not able to travel with their Soldier due to an unaccompanied tour or other extenuating circumstances (ex: TDY, deployment, etc).
It provides Hearts Apart support which ranges from special events to follow-up phone calls to see how enrollees are doing. The Waiting Families Program provides participants with a liaison to keep them connected with the nearest installation to where they are living.
Enrollees are also able to connect with other Families to grow their support systems which can make all of the difference.