- Location: APG North - Aberdeen (Main Office), Bldg 2503
- Phone: 410-278-7572/4372
- Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu 8 am - 5:30 pm Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm
Breaking the Silence - Support Group: For Service Members and Family Members who have experienced domestic abuse. This group offers support through bi-weekly educational meetings, networking opportunities and a safe space where the healing process can begin. Thursdays, starting Mar 2. Time: 2-4 p.m. Location: Confidential. For more information contact Antoinetta Saunders-Gauth at 278-7478, or email
Army Community Service (ACS) gives Military Personnel and his/her Family members a central point to turn to for information and case management in resolving personal and Family problems. The following services offered by ACS at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).
Domestic Violence Helpline
Available around the clock, every day of the year, for victims of domestic violence.
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Provides financial assistance during valid emergencies that are unforeseen and require immediate attention. Assistance is provided as an interest-free loan. Under extreme circumstances, assistance may be given as a grant. Emergencies must have originated from other than the Soldier’s own actions. Food vouchers are also available for Families in need.
Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)
The Army Family Action Plan provides a way for Soldiers and Family members to let Army leadership know what works, what does not, and what they think will resolve the issue(s).
Let us hear from you: AFAP Virtual Symposium
Army Volunteer Corps
Offers referral and support to volunteer organizations and volunteers at APG. Learn about military life while helping others by volunteering at ACS. Volunteers work with program managers and assist on special projects.
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
Assists Family members who are relocating by providing information and other supportive services necessary to minimize the employment problems associated with such moves. ACS offers resume writing assistance, a computer lab with internet access, and a private sector job bank. ERP also offers an annual Job Fair.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
This program is in all branches of the service. Its mission is to assist Active Duty Personnel with Family members who have physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual needs who require special treatment, therapy, education, training, and equipment or building modifications. EFMP is designed to minimize the disruptions those needs might have upon the Family during relocation, and to give considerations to those needs in the reassignment process through medical and education evaluations.
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
Designed to break the cycle of spouse/intimate partner and child abuse by identifying abuse as early as possible and by providing prevention and intervention services and resources for affected Services Members and their Families. FAP services are also available to individuals who just want to gain the skills necessary to improve self and relationships. Click for Family Advocacy & Victim Advocate Program Information.
FAP Victim Advocacy Program (VAP)
410-278-7478 Victim Advocacy HOT-LINE: 410-652-6048
Provides victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with a variety of services and support designed to enhance victim safety and maximize autonomy. These services include: Crisis Intervention, Options Counseling, Safety Planning, Legal Advocacy, Court Accompaniment, Emergency Shelter Placement, Emergency Transportation, Relocation Assistance, Emotional and Command Support. Click for Family Advocacy & Victim Advocate Program Information.
Financial Readiness Program (FRP)
Developed to educate service members about personal financial management. Services provided are budget counseling, debt liquidation plans, consumer education and information, check writing assistance, explaining credit, and help in developing savings habits. Consumer assistance is offered in cases involving conflict with local businesses. In all cases, counseling is provided on an individual and confidential basis.
Information and Referral (I&R)
The backbone of all ACS programs. ACS maintains an extensive resource directory on the military and Civilian community.
Mobilization and Deployment/Stability & Support Operations Readiness
Provides assistance to Commanders and assigned members and their Family members in maintaining individual readiness throughout the Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) Process. The DCS provides a means to identify individuals/Family members who may need assistance with the challenges inherent to extended deployments. Training includes: Pre and Post deployment, Post-Deployment Resilience Training for Spouses/Couples. Assist Commanders organize and train Family Readiness Group (FRG) members utilizing Operation R.E.A.D.Y materials.
Army One Source
A Family resiliency and readiness training program that provides participants with Military Knowledge, Personal Growth and Resiliency & Leadership Development Skills needed to become self-reliant, self-sufficient members of the Army community.
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
Focuses on ensuring support and assistance is available for inbound and outbound military personnel and their Family members. Includes; Newcomer’s Orientation, Installation Welcome Packets, Military HomeFront/Military Installations Guide, Lending Closet, etc.
Survivor Outreach Service (SOS)
Program provides lifetime support to Families of Fallen Soldiers by utilizing:
- Support groups (adults and children)
- Professional financial counseling
- Short term grief counseling on post and referrals to outside counseling