Family Readiness consists of the Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP), Emergency Response, and Navy Gold Star Program. FFSP provides services through Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs) located on a Navy installation, such as relocation assistance, new parent support, deployment services, clinical counseling services, financial management counseling, family employment readiness services, family advocacy, Exceptional Family Member services, sexual assault prevention and response services, and the transition assistance programs. There are currently 80 service delivery sites worldwide, with 58 sites delivering a full portfolio of programs and services.
The Emergency Response Program manages the development and implementation of CNIC’s response plans to provide assistance to the Navy family during a natural or man-made disaster. The program provides analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of family support, disaster response and emergency preparedness. It ensures that the Family Readiness Programs are entrenched in emergency response protocols, plans and exercises at all levels of Navy emergency management.
The Navy Gold Star Program provides individually-tailored support to Survivors of active-duty Sailors who died while serving on active duty. Support will be provided on an ongoing basis, helping Survivors adapt and transition through different phases of life, thereby promoting resilience and fostering Survivor well-being.