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Army Community Services


Army Community Service (ACS) Make Army Community Service (ACS) your first stop when you arrive at Fort Hunter Liggett and meet the empowered team.  The ACS team provides comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive advocacy and prevention, information and referral, outreach, financial, and employment services that support the readiness and well-being of Soldiers and their Families, Civilian Employees, and Retirees.

Army Community Service (ACS) supports the Fort Hunter Liggett community with the following services:

  • Family Advocacy Program helps Soldiers and their Families recognize and prepare for the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen the relationships of Army Families. 
  • Army Emergency Relief is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. The mission of AER is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families. 
  • Financial Readiness   This program is your resource for information on money matters. We can help you better understand financial topics like: Military pay, Checkbook/debit card management, financial responsibility, Credit reporting, Debt elimination strategies, Saving, Investing and Budgeting.
  • Information & Referral (I&R) provides FHL Commanders, Soldiers and Families with information regarding military and civilian community resources.
  •  Relocation Readiness Program Moving is a part of life for Soldiers, civilian government employees and their Families. The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program is here to help with a comprehensive support system, whether it’s your first move or the last of many. We have all kinds of information and resources to help you and your family navigate your next military move. Your first stop should be your local Army Community Service Family center to meet with a Relocation Readiness Program Manager who can get you started.
  • Army Volunteer Corps is designed to help you find local volunteering opportunities with organizations that benefit the Army and local communities.
  • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides comprehensive support to family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing, and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs. 
  • Employment Readiness offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. Whether you’re a military spouse or Family member who just moved to a new installation, Retiree, or DoD civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty Military, active Reserve, National Guard member, or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help. 
  • New Parent Support Group promotes healthy families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes.
  • Victim Advocacy Program (VAP) provides emergency and follow-up support services to adult victims of domestic abuse. Advocacy services are available to Service members, their current or former spouses, an individual with whom the Service member shares a child, and significant others of Service members who live together. Our services are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 
  • Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) provides the Army community a "voice" in shaping their standards of living; a way for Soldiers and Family Members to let Army leadership know what works, what doesn't - and what they think will fix it.
  • School Liaison Officer (SLO) collaborates with the local schools and military families to provide information, resources, and referrals.
  • Army Family Team Building (AFTB) empowers you to maximize your personal and professional potential.
  • Loan Closet provides basic household items for soldiers and families arriving or departing Fort Hunter Liggett who need assistance with personal items.
  • Central Intake/Information and Referral provides information regarding military and civilian community resources, in-processes individuals new to the community, and provides clearing information for out-processing personnel.


Eligibility - All branches of the Armed Forces, DoD Civilians, Retirees and their family members.

  •       ACS Mission

The mission of ACS is to facilitate the commander's ability to provide comprehensive, standardized, coordinated and responsive services that support Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and Families regardless of geographical location and to maximize technology and resources, eliminate duplication in service delivery and measure service effectiveness.