- Location: APG North - Aberdeen (Main Office), Bldg 2503
- Phone: 410-278-7572
- 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) has a wealth of resources for Soldiers, Families, Reservists, Retirees, and DoD Civilians. The programs offered are designed to enhance quality of life, promote resilience and self-reliance, and provide stability during war and peace.
ACS offers a place to find the type of support needed for the enhancement of individuals and Families. We invite you to visit and utilize the many services and opportunities provided to help you face the challenges of military life.
Domestic Violence Helpline: 410-652-6048
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, Family members and Civilian employees to let the Army leadership know what works, what does not work, and how things can be changed to improve the quality of life within the Army community.
- You Tell Us What You Think – Using submission forms found throughout the APG Community and on the APG website, submit your ideas, concerns, or suggestions.
- AFAP Listens and Acts – Once an issue is received, it is reviewed by local volunteers, discussed at monthly forums, and submitted for action at the APG annual AFAP Conference.
- Together We Find A Solution – Although some issues take time or are proven unattainable, every issue is reviewed, monitored, and tracked until a resolution is found. Most issues can be handled locally and are sent to the appropriate directorate for resolution. Those issues beyond the scope of FORSCOM may then be forwarded on to the Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) AFAP Conference.
Let us hear from you: AFAP Virtual Symposium
Army Family Team Building (AFTB)
AFTB is about adapting to Army Life. We teach and train so that you may gain knowledge, skills and behaviors that foster personal, mission and Family readiness. AFTB is a volunteer based program. Volunteer instructors teach others about the military lifestyle and resources providing the tools and skills needed to become vital members of their community. As well as instructing, we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. AFTB instructors are available to conduct classes or modules for individual units, organizations, and Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) on a contract-style basis. Please call for more information on this opportunity.
Army Volunteer Corps
The APG Army Volunteer Corp (AVC) seeks innovative ideas and processes to improve the quality of Life at APG through the use of volunteers and volunteer agencies. We offer quality volunteer work experiences in which volunteers are appreciated and valued. Administrative, medical, mentoring, and coaching are a few of the opportunities that are available. You can volunteer for a day, an evening, for a one-time event or on an ongoing basis. Registration is done online at www.MyArmyOneSource.org. If you have questions, the Volunteer Corps Coordinator can help you to find an opportunity that matches your interests and talents and assist you with the application process.
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides career assistance and job lead referrals to Soldiers and Family members as they transition in and out of APG. The program offers a series of career development workshops to enhance the job searching experience. ERP also holds one on one sessions to assist with job search, resumes, interviews, and career development. The goal of the APG ACS ERP is to assist you with your employment goals particularly as they are impacted by the mobile military lifestyle.
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.
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)
This office serves as the central distribution point for ACS information, flyers, brochures and upcoming events and activities. We maintain an extensive resource file of local public, private and voluntary agencies and organizations to assist individuals and Families with getting the support or information they need. This program will also direct you to our computer lab that allows you to access information via Wi-Fi or CAC capabilities.
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.
Military One Source
Provides useful information and resources to help balance your work and Family life.
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. The Army is committed to ease the pain of their loss and help them through this very difficult time. Services include: Support groups (adults and children), professional financial counseling, short term grief counseling on post and referrals to outside counseling in addition to gathering and getting to know fellow Gold Star Families.
Victim Advocacy Program (VAP)
24/7 HELP LINE: 410-652-6048
Provides victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with a variety of services and support designed to increase 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.