About Army Community Service (ACS)
Army Community Service (ACS) programs offers real-life solutions for soldiers and their families. Your ACS equips people with the skills and education they need to face the challenges of military life today and tomorrow. Think of ACS when deploying or relocating, needing information and referrals, needing financial assistance, employment services, or for crisis and family assistance. The following are some of the ACS programs that may exist at Army installations worldwide:
- Deployment and mobilization support.
- Assistance with family readiness groups.
- Relocation readiness.
- Group training for pre/post moves.
- Cross-cultural training for bicultural families.
- SITES (Standard Installation Topic Exchange Service).
- Guidance counseling before, during, and after the move.
- Outreach to waiting families.
- Lending closet.
- Sponsorship training.
- Financial Readiness.
- Army Emergency Relief.
- Education and financial planning, Consumer Affairs and Financial Assistance Program (CAFAP).
- Confidential budget counseling and debt management assistance.
- Emergency food voucher.
- Consumer information and advocacy.
- Family Advocacy Program.
- Stress and anger management classes.
- Victim advocacy.
- Emergency placement care.
- Family violence prevention briefings.
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).
- Installation Volunteer Program.
- Army Family Action Plan.
- Army Family Team Building (AFTB).
- Employment Services.
ACS facilitates a commander's ability to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive services that support the readiness of soldiers, civilian employees, and their families. For more information on Army Community Service programs see the ACS homepage at www.armycommunityservice.org.