Military Family Resources

Resources available to support our Military-Connected Students and Families

Fairfax County Public Schools Family and School Partnerships (FSP) provide support for our military-connected families. Contact FSP staff members for assistance and additional information.

Meredith Ayala, Family Partnerships Specialist, Military-Connected Youth & Families

Katie Server, Military Outreach Liaison

The FCPS Family Resource Center (FRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. The FRC provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities. They offer a padlet (digital bulletin board) for military-connected families, a lending library, webinars, and other resources for military-connected families.

Contact the FRC for more information:

FCPS Family Resource Center
2334 Gallows Road, Room 105 (Door 1)
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
[email protected]

In addition to Family and School Partnerships, there is an abundance of resources for your student and your family. Blue Star Families is committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We invite FCPS military families to join The Sheila and George Casey National Capital Region Chapter and connect with military families from around our region.

FCPS Military Families - News You Choose - We encourage FCPS military families to sign up to receive the Family Engagement - Military Families newsletter. Updates are sent out frequently! This is a great way to stay in touch. 

Resources for Military Families with Children Requiring Special Accommodations

The Exceptional Family Member Program provides assistance and support to military families with members who have special needs.  

The FCPS Office of Special Education Instruction supports the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of our pre-k-12 educational programs, curricula, and services that meet the needs of students with disabilities.  

Search for the contact information for your school pyramid’s Procedural Support Liaison.

Social, Emotional & Behavioral Supports

Behavioral Health Services for Military Families can be accessed through Tricare or your Primary Care Provider.

National Capital Region Crisis Hotline: 703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Military One Source is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community.  Non-medical counseling is also available. 

Operation Purple Camp serves military families in different phases of military life.

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families, and survivors with non-medical counseling. To find an MFLC, you may contact your installation's family support center, your zoned school, or call Military One Source at 1-800-342-9647.  

FCPS school counselors, psychologists, and social workers are also available to address academic, mental health, and behavioral needs of our students. Call your zoned school to contact your counselor, psychologist, or social worker.

The Bloom Organization was created by military-connected teens to empower other military teens with everything military-life related.

Educational Supports for Military Connected Students provides tutoring and homework help at no cost to active-duty service members and their eligible dependents. 

For in-person tutoring, please contact the Family Resource Center for a current list of FCPS employees available for tutoring services.  Please visit In-Person Tutors and Tutoring for more information.

The Army Educational Outreach Program provides both students and teachers a collaborative, cohesive, portfolio of Army-sponsored STEM programs that effectively engage, inspire, and attract the next generation of STEM talent through K through college programs and expose them to DoD STEM careers. 

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) supports military-connected children by educating and advocating to resolve the education challenges associated with the military lifestyle.  

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) addresses key issues such as eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation.  The Compact provides a consistent policy to address these transition issues faced by our military-connected families.  

Family Liaisons work in the schools and community to help families get the information and assistance they need to support their children and ensure their academic success.  They orient families who are new to the school and community and help them understand the school's culture, policies, procedures, and practices. They can also help connect families to resources in the community. Please contact your zoned school to connect with your Family Liaison.  

College Success Programs prepare students for the academic rigor of college coursework, help students with the college application process, and provide enrichment experiences to build the resilience that is so often needed to successfully graduate.

Young Scholars is designed to identify and nurture students with high academic potential who may face additional barriers to access and success in Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) and courses. This may include students who are the first in their family to attend college in the U.S., English language learners, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who are twice exceptional.

School Liaison Officer Directory for all Branches of Service worldwide: School Liaison Officers are available worldwide to help with transitions.


Extracurricular Activities

In addition to school-sponsored programs, there are a variety of sports and programs within Fairfax County:

Boy Scouts 

Girl Scouts 

Fairfax County Recreation Programs 

Morale, Welfare, and Recreation

Youth Clubs 

Virginia High School League 

Our Military Kids 

USO Metro Family Programs

Service Learning Program