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Community Action Team provides assistance and resources for Airmen in need

(left to right) Tavonne Bridges, Airman Family and Readiness Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator, discusses family support options within the EFMP program with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jalynn Wilford, 88th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight Retentions counselor. Bridges assists military family members that have special needs navigate through medical, educational and environmental resources. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

(left to right) Tavonne Bridges, Airman Family and Readiness Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator, discusses family support options within the EFMP program with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jalynn Wilford, 88th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight Retentions counselor. Bridges assists military family members that have special needs navigate through medical, educational and environmental resources. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Every day stressors and major life events can get the best of us and cause the need to seek additional support to help travail through the challenges that impact our resilience and well-being. 

At Wright-Patterson AFB, these resources are collectively known as the Community Action Team (formerly called Integrated Delivery System). Some of the resources include:

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center provides multiple resources to include the Exceptional Family Member Program, Readiness Program, Financial Services, Employment Assistance, Volunteer Resources, Relocation Assistance and Transition Assistance.  These offices provide information, training and programs for military members of all branches, DOD employees and their families at Wright-Patt. 

The Mental Health Clinic, located in the Wright-Patt Medical Center, provides a comprehensive array of services from one-on-one counseling and evaluation, alcohol and drug dependency treatment, and family advocacy with training and education.  With great classes on parenting and relationships like “Dads 101” and “How not to marry a Jerk(ette),” the Mental Health clinic helps address immediate and long-term challenges that may impact mental health. 

Along with mental health, the behavior health professionals in family practice can work on developing individual resilience and coping skills on a short-term basis or refer to additional resources if needed.

Military Family Life Consultants are available to military members and dependents and are a great resource for working through challenges.  Available on a confidential basis, participants meet with an MFLC consultant either individually or as a family with no record retained for individual identification.

For civilians, the Employee Assistance Program provides confidential counseling to employees and supervisors of civilian employees.  An EAP program, Worklife4You.org, provides resources and support through new parenting, college, elder care, and general wellness.  A simple call to 1-800-222-0364 connects you to an agent who will walk through your concern, whether it’s a broken furnace or a soon-to-be college freshman, and provide information as well as send you a resource kit in the mail.

The Chaplain Corps provides pastoral counseling, worship services, marriage and single retreats, and youth group services.  With additional locations at Kittyhawk chapel, and the medical center, the chaplains are available to support in a multitude of situations and locations.

These resources are for the challenges our total force experience both during their duty day and at home. 

For more information, simply click the “people” icon on your taskbar at the bottom of your computer screen or visit wpafb.af.mil and select “WPAFB helping agencies” from the right-side menu. 

If you believe the situation is critical, contact 9-1-1, go to a hospital emergency room, or call the Suicide Crisis Hotline and Chat at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

For more information contact the Community Support Coordinator, Heath McNaughton, at 937-257-6442.