Military families with special needs can find support through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), including child care, medical equipment, medical benefits, support groups, and financial aid.
Visit the MilitaryINSTALLATIONS website to find your nearest EFMP Family Support Office, where a provider can help you learn about the military and community support available to you.
The EFMP & Me online tool also provides a guide to key resources and information.
Coast Guard families can find more information about the Special Needs Program here.
If you are the primary caregiver for a service member who has suffered a serious injury in the line of duty, you may be eligible for respite care through TRICARE.
This benefit includes skilled nursing and short-term care to provide you with respite.
Learn more about qualifying for respite care and the options available to you.