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Military Family Support 360 Center

@Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

SPAN’s Military Family 360 Support Center is a one-stop center assisting military families -- active duty and retired military and National Guard and Reserve personnel throughout New Jersey, who have infants, toddlers, children and youth ages birth to 26 with disabilities.

We assist military families by:

  • Developing a Family Plan to address concerns;
  • Assisting with access to Family Resources;
  • Offering training sessions on advocacy for accessing quality services, health care, education;
  • Offering family to family emotional support and information;
  • Linking you to leadership opportunities to ensure the family voice in decisions about military assistance programs and services.

SPAN Military Family 360 Support Center featured in New Jersey Star Ledger article.

The Center was established through funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Administration on Developmental Disabilities, part of the Administration for Children & Families.  Funding current provided through SPAN's Parent Training and Information Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.

Our on-going operation is contingent upon the donations and contributions of individuals like you.  Please donate here.

Peg Kinsell
Military Family Support 360 Project Director
pkinsell@spannj.org
9736428100
What families/professions are saying about this project: 

“Thank you for all of your help with my SSI issues. . . everything went smoothly . . . I was prepared.  Thanks to all of the good advice I was given.”

“The training is exactly what I’ve been looking for!”

Key Resources of Interest: 

Military Parent Technical Assistance Center, https://branchta.org, has lots of resources for military-connected families at https://branchta.org/all-items-pdfs/

Military Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): https://branchta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/EFMP-The-Exceptional-Fam...

National Military Family Association: http://www.militaryfamily.org/info-resources/efmp-special-needs.html?ref...

Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/service-providers/efmp?content_id=292413

Special Education Services for Military Families: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/special-e...

Staff: 

Our Dedicated Staff of MFS-360 Navigators are military parents and/or military spouses who are intimately famiiar with the struggles of supporting military households with children with disabilities:

  • Donna Milanowycz