What is EFMP and what does EFMP stand for?
- Exceptional Family Member Program a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs.
- Each branch of the military has an EFMP Family Support Provider to help with resources, enrollment, referrals and any information related to your particular situation.
The EFMP aims to support military families with special medical and educational needs as they navigate the challenges that accompany frequent moves. The program has three components:
- Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs;
- Assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station;
- Support to help families identify and access programs and services.
Through these components, headquarters of the EFMP will effectively coordinate permanent change of station (PCS) assignments that are both career enhancing for the service member and support the educational/medical needs of the enrolled family member. In addition to maintaining the continuity of care, enrollment develops partnerships with families that will educate family members, foster resiliency, cultivate community connections, and encourage self-advocacy skills.