The Family Resource Specialist of the Coast Guard’s Work-Life Staff is the primary point of contact for all Coast Guard members and their families in the areas of Special Needs, Child Care, Elder Care, Scholarships for dependents, and the Coast Guard’s Adoption Reimbursement Program.
The services that can be received from the Family Resource Specialist include, Special Needs training to units, information about the Coast Guard’s Special Need Program, assistance in the enrollment process, information and referrals to community support services and management of Special Needs Case records.
The Family Resource Specialist can assist spouses living in government owned or leased housing to become Coast Guard certified Family Child Care providers. For individuals considering adoption of children, the Family Resource Specialist can provide the Adoption application and information to participate in the Coast Guard’s Adoption Reimbursement Program. Annually in January through April, family members can obtain a detailed Scholarship packet listing the available Coast Guard Scholarships. Community resources by county for Child and elder care programs can also be obtained from the Family Resource Specialist.
Ms. Kristine Cooper
Family Resource Specialist