Are you part of a military family? We know you have a unique set of challenges while dealing with so many changes. Let us get you connected to resources, perks, events, and more!
Military life is hard.
Being enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) as a military family often means you’re jumping through extra hoops and hurdles on a daily basis. It can be stressful and exhausting. Finding the right care and support to help is critical to survive. Just ask Marla Bautista.
Bautista first met her husband while working at a hotel, and they were married just 30 days later. Fast forward 13 years, and they are now an active-duty family with three kids. They have faced multiple moves, deployments, and separations for trainings. Their oldest son was diagnosed with autism, and Marla found that her son faces challenges related to his condition, but also discrimination due to the color of his skin. Despite these obstacles, the Bautistas are unwavering in their determination to provide the best for their family.
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What Our Members Are Saying
"I am so happy that you are all here providing all of this for us. We recently moved to the area and seeing this level of support is really heartwarming. What a way to be welcomed!"
Active-Duty Air Force Spouse
"Military families in this community are looking for opportunities to make connections and have a sense of belonging. The activities, volunteer opportunities, events, informational sessions, and career support programs demonstrate that military families are not invisible or forgotten."
"It is just so good to get back out into the community and see the support for our military families. It’s really overwhelming but in a good way!"