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Family Advocacy Program
Worklife Division
Health, Safety and Worklife Department
Base Portsmouth

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Name Title Phone Number
Ms. Aretha Thomas Family Advocacy Specialist 757-686-4036
Ms. Lilly Cockrill Family Advocacy Specialist 757-686-4027
Mr. Terrence Tanner Family Advocacy Specialist 757-686-4036

Base Portsmouth has three Family Advocacy Specialists (FAS).  The FASs provide family advocacy case management services, including resources and referrals to Coast Guard families.  Of special interest to FASs are families struggling with Spouse Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect, Parent Abuse, Sibling Abuse, and Elder Abuse and Neglect.

Effective care of our families enhances Coast Guard mission effectiveness at work and quality of life at home.  Prevention activities, education, quick and appropriate intervention are critical to the success of the family advocacy program.

In addition, FASs (along with WorkLife's Family Resource Specialists) also work with families enrolled in the Coast Guard's Special Needs Program.

Please contact one of our FASs for more information on family advocacy, domestic violence, or special needs.

Areas of Responsibility

If you can't reach the FAS listed for your unit, and need immediate assistance, call one of the others.

Aretha Thomas

Lilly Cockrill

Terrence Tanner


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