Army Reserve Family Programs. Connecting soldiers, families, and communities. Call Fort Family for 24/7 Assistance toll-free at 1-866-345-8248. Link to Fort Family Email Form
Army Reserve Family Programs. Connecting soldiers, families, and communities. Call Fort Family for 24/7 Assistance toll-free at 866-345-8248.

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  • ARFP Mission and Vision

    The keystone of our mission, Fort Family is a service of Army Reserve Family Programs that provides live support for Soldiers and their Families 24/7/365. To learn more, click here.

  • Holiday Message

    To the thousands of men and women serving around the world, we wish you a holiday season and New Year filled with love, joy and prosperity. We are a stronger force because each one of you are a part of the Army Reserve Family. Happy Holidays, and Twice the Citizen! View Holiday Message.

  • Holiday Budget

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  • AFA Delays

    The U.S. Army Child, Youth & School Services is helping Army Families find affordable child care that suits their unique needs.  Through the fee assistance program, families are eligible to receive monthly fee assistance to help offset the cost of child care in their communities. Learn more.

ARFP Assists Soldiers and Families with Real Issues

Fort Family Outreach and Support Specialist Assists Injured Army Reserve Soldier to Connect to Recovery Care Coordinator Program

Fort Family received a call from a non-mobilized TPU Sergeant (SGT) seeking financial assistance for household bills that had fallen behind. Service member reports that he has been out of work since the beginning of September due to a service-related injury that occurred on a previous deployment to Afghanistan. Fort Family provided financial assistance resources and facilitated a referral to the Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC) program. During follow-up the Recovery Care Coordinator reports that an INCAP packet had been initiated to reimburse his wages for the period after his surgery. Service member stated he was thankful for the assistance provided.

Child, Youth and School Services Hosts a Lights On After School Celebration

CYSS hosted a Lights On after school celebration for after school programming in partnership with the Suncoast Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) in Pinellas Park on a Teacher Workshop day. Soldiers from ARMEDCOM, the Largo Recruiting office, the 319th Minimal Care Detachment and the 436th Civil Affairs participated and supported the program. The club’s youth attended the event along with AR ARMEDCOM volunteer youth. The participants had the opportunity to put on military uniforms, sit in a military vehicle, learn military marching techniques, and compete in relay races that involved low crawling and push-ups. Youth and Soldiers colored light bulbs in celebration of Lights On. The fun activities attracted the "Girls, Inc." school next door to come over and participate in the festivities.

Fort Family Outreach and Support Specialist Assists Army Reserve Spouse Connect to Youth Activities and Counseling

Fort Family received a call from a non-mobilized AGR Staff Sergeant (SSG) seeking assistance for their 13 year old daughter who was struggling with the Family’s PCS which took them away from her hometown, Family, and friends. Fort Family placed referrals to Army Reserve Child, Youth, and School Services, and Give an Hour for counseling.  On follow-up with the spouse, she was very happy that CYSS had connected her with local resources to engage her daughter.  She was most excited about learning about the Teen Council and upcoming Army Reserve Family Program Youth events.  The spouse also stated that she was very relieved to have found a counselor through Give an Hour that her daughter was comfortable with. She has already had a few sessions and is doing well.  Fort Family remains committed to assisting each individual and situation it encounters.