The Mission of the 88th RSC Family Programs and Services Office is to support the OFTS Units and Help them connect their Soldiers, Families & Communities through Education, Training, Resources and Support Programs and Services.
Providing the right services, resources and support at the right time to meet unit, Soldier and Family needs throughout the lifecycle of the Soldiers’ Career.
The 88th RSC meets this mission by providing regional training events for unit leadership and Family Readiness Liaisons though Soldier Life Cycle Training; Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) in a New Era training to FRG Leadership and FRL’s that provides training and regulatory guidance for unit FRG Groups and FRL’s.
Unit Volunteer management support is a provided to the OFTS Family Programs Directors through the RSC Volunteer Coordinator.
Family Programs Support and Services is moving from a deployment/mobilization mode to an understanding that a Soldiers career is a lifecycle and throughout that lifecycle both the Soldier and their Families are involved and affected.
The logo of Family Programs has changed to empathize this change. Our present logo in the top right hand corner has a circle with five colors, each color stands for a different part of the lifecycle: new to the Army Reserve, new to the unit, assuming leadership roles, mobilization, deployment reunion, and Soldier career transition.
Survivor Outreach Services are available to Families within the region dealing with the grief of a deceased veteran by providing support, information on benefit's available and financial information & guidance to grieving Family members.
SOS demonstrates the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen by providing support andstandardized services to Active, Reserve, and Army National Guard Families. Benefits Coordinators, Financial Counselors, and Support Coordinators are available. SOS is a holistic and multi-agency approach to delivering services by providing access at garrisons and communities closest to where Families live.
Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) has a range of quality programs to help Army Families meet their parental challenges and maintain their mission readiness.
Whenever you need it and wherever you are, CYSS is prepared to make life better for Army Reserve Families.
CYSS are provided on a regional level through Child/ Youth Programs at 88th RSC Yellow Ribbon Events, regional Teen Councils and YLEAD opportunities, plus camps, and seasonal activities available at no cost to USAR Children & Youth. More information is available to Soldiers and Families through monthly electronic CYS newsletters.
The Financial Readiness Program offers proactive personal life cycle financial management tools, information and resources that will help Soldiers and their Families to develop individual strategies to achieve financial goals and address financial challenges.
Financial information and education for Soldiers and their Family members on budgeting, making ends meet, credit, and saving for future needs like college and retirement is available for individuals or groups upon request .
Training at unit BA’s and unit Family days is available upon request from any part of Family Programs.
88th RSC Family Programs Manager
Dr. Rochelle Wheeler