Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC)
Hours of Operation
|Monday||7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
Fort Belvoir Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) provides customized, integrated support services dedicated to serving Soldiers in Transition (STs) and their Families. The SFAC is a one-stop location to equip and aid Soldiers in making life changing decisions as they transition either back to duty or to civilian life. The SFAC staff is a team of professionals who realize that individual needs require individual attention, and we are responsive to those needs.
The SFAC Mission is to provide tailored, compassionate, and coordinated services to our Soldiers in Transition (STs), Retirees, and Family Members. The SFAC will assist STs, Retirees, and Family Members to navigate and access critical services expeditiously, so the Soldiers can focus on their primary mission: to heal and transition either back to duty or to service as a vital member of the community.
- Education Counseling
Our Education Service Specialists assist STs and their Families with all aspects of post-secondary education to include promoting educational programs for the SFAC and the installation, providing soldiers with assistance in using the GoArmyEd Portal to apply for Federal Tuition Assistance, assisting Soldiers with their knowledge of the Veterans Educational Benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, and the Post 9-11GI Bill, researching various scholarships and grants for service members and their families, conducting trainings related to educational meeting educational goals.
- Financial Counseling
The Financial Counselor assists Soldiers and Family Members with a wide range of financial services to include Army Emergency Relief loans & grants, emergency food vouchers, household budgeting & planning, saving and investing, credit counseling, home buying, consumer affairs, and group classes on financial management.
- Human Resources Assistance
The Human Resources Specialist provides a variety of HR related services to Soldiers and Family Members to include updating emergency contact information and insurance delegations, updating the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System (DEERS) issuing the service member and family Common Access and Identification Cards, and ensuring service members’ personnel records are accurately managed.
- Information and Referral Services
The Information & Referral Coordinator is the first point of contact at the SFAC and serves as the central clearing house to gather and share information of available resources on the installation, in the community, as well as through state and federal agencies, refers service members and families to the correct service providers for support, publishes the monthly calendar of events and maintains the Facebook page.
- Partner Services
Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
The official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, Families and Caregivers. AW2 is a major component of the Warrior Transition Command and supports the recovery and reintegration process to reach a state of self-sufficiency by navigating processes and procedures that open doors to services, resources, and benefits. These resources build and strengthen the ability for AW2 Soldiers and Veterans to adapt to daily life as well as empower them to regain their independence.
Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)
Supports STs and their Families by providing onsite hourly childcare and respite care, along with providing information on all CYSS programs to include child care services and youth programs. Families in the Warrior Transition Battalion receive reduced child care fees and as well as sports and SKIES instructional program enrollments.
Military Family & Life Counselor
Offers short term non-medical counseling for service members and their Families
National Guard Liaison
Assists Soldiers with National Guard related issues
Assists Soldiers with Reserve related issues
Social Security Administration
Advises service members on the process for applying for Social Security disability insurance benefits and application status via video conferencing
Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)
Provides comprehensive transition services which include benefit counseling and job assistance training to separating and retiring Soldiers, Department of Army civilians and their Family Members
A Veterans Affairs benefit program that offers career and training programs to transitioning service members and Veterans
Wounded Warrior Program
Provides guidance on packets for the Medical Evaluation Board, as well as on filing procedures for other disability benefits
- Social Services Assistance
Social Services Assistance provides a wide range of supportive services for STs and their Families based on needs identified through professional assessments; conducts and/or coordinates training on behavior health awareness, suicide prevention and information on maintaining overall well-being; provides referral services to agencies for consultation, counseling, parenting education and family therapy as needed; schedules onsite classes on a variety of subjects like stress and anger management; works closely with the battalion social workers and key garrison personnel; serves as a member of the Comprehensive Transition Plan team – attends scrimmages to help WTs plan their medical, emotional, physical and social needs.
- SFAC Directory
Program Area Phone Number Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) +1 (571)231-7015 or +1 (571)231-7016 Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) +1 (571)231-7031 Education Counselor +1 (571)231-7018 or +1 (571)231-7019 Financial Counselor +1 (571)231-7017 Human Resources Assistance +1 (571)231-7008 Information, Referral & Follow-up Coordinator +1 (571)231-7000 National Guard Liaison +1 (571)231-7030 Reserve Liaison +1 (571)231-7021 Social Services +1 (571)231-7012 or +1 (571)231-7013 Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) +1 (571)231-7020 Vocational Rehabilitation +1 (571)231-7009