Moving to a new location can sometimes feel isolating for families, especially in a city as large as San Antonio. Camp Bullis is located seventeen miles northwest of downtown San Antonio and is the largest JBSA installation. Known as the “Crown Jewel of JBSA,” Camp Bullis makes up half of the joint bases’ overall land size. It can be easy to feel lost on a bustling base like this, so we have compiled a list of available service providers to help military families with the transition and acclimation.
Camp Bullis has several programs to enhance the quality of life for service members and their families. The State Family Programs Office is located in the United States Armed Forces Reserve Center Bldg. 5044, Room A107, RR2 Camp Bullis Rd., San Antonio, TX 78257
The services include these “Six Essential Services”:
1. Crisis Intervention
2. Legal Resource/Information
3. Financial Resource/Information
4. TRICARE Resource/Information
5. ID Cards and DEERS Information
6. Community Resource/Information & Referral with Family Outreach
These programs provide educational family enrichment and resilience services. They also promote community wellness by establishing partnerships with other organizations that foster preparedness. Call 210-808-5800 to reach a Family Assistance Specialist. 24-Hour Line: 800-252-8032
The Hearts Apart program is designed to assist family members in making prolonged separations more bearable due to deployment, remote tours, or extended TDY. Hearts Apart helps military families stay connected, provides information on resources and services available, and assists with various needs or requests addressed by the families.
The Exceptional Family Member Program provides comprehensive support to Family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to help service members and their families with special needs by coordinating military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services.
An Exceptional Family Member is an adult or child with any physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual difference that requires special treatment, therapy, education, training, or counseling.
EFMP Family Support connects families with resources and support so that they can skillfully advocate for themselves. EFMP Family Support also assists with Respite Care, support groups, educational and informative classes and workshops, outreach services, and recreational activities and outings.
School Liaisons are installation subject matter experts to families, installation leadership staff, and commanders who assist with all local Pre-K through grade 12 school issues and challenges facing military children. Find your local School Liaison.
Counselors are licensed professionals who provide confidential situational, problem-solving counseling. Family counseling is free for active duty military members and their family members.
The Family Advocacy Program offers several free resources and educational programs to active duty, family members, civilians, and retirees.
This list only highlights a few of the services provided at Camp Bullis. There are many more programs designed specifically for military personnel, families, and retirees to acclimate to their new lives in San Antonio. Please do not hesitate to contact them at 210-808-5800 and get the support you need.
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