The Fort Irwin Army Family Advocacy Program (AFAP)
AFAP services are available to all active duty Soldiers, retirees, and immediate family members seeking professional help. In some cases, clients may need to be referred to civilian providers through the TRIWEST health system. Clients may be self-referred, command-referred or medically-referred by any professional within the health care system.
The Family Advocacy Program on Fort Irwin is dedicated to domestic and Child abuse prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment. The Army provides a variety of services to Soldiers and Families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life. Family Advocacy Programs (FAP) provide Families with direct services, and conducts various prevention, training, and data-collection activities. Resources available through the Family Advocacy Program include Marriage, Parenting and Self Development classes, a New Parent Support Program and Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Services.
Report Domestic Abuse Immediately
The Fort Irwin community is committed to having a safe, family-friendly community. Unfortunately, domestic violence can and does occur in the form of physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. No one deserves this kind of treatment. Through the Family Advocacy Program, victim advocates are always available to assist victims with safety planning, protection orders, court accompaniment, safety moves, and transitional compensation if eligible. Our goal is to empower victims to make the choices that are right for them.
Two reporting options are available
- Restricted, which is confidential but can still meet many survivors' needs; and
- Unrestricted, which involves Command notification and law enforcement investigation. Advocates are available 24/7. If you are a victim, we encourage you to take the first step toward healing by calling our confidential Hotline at the number below. We are always here for you. Victim advocates are also available for Troop Trainings to provide prevention education to soldiers.
To report domestic abuse
Call the 24/7 Crisis Response Operator at +1 (760)267-6792 or during normal business hours at 760-380-2407 or 760-380-2409.
There are a variety of resources available to provide parents with support, information and services they need. Prevention programs dealing with Anger Management such as the New Parent Support Program, Self-development and Parenting Courses are available.
If you suspect a child is being abused, it is everyone’s responsibility to make an immediate report. Child Abuse can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or neglect.
To report child abuse, immediately contact:
Fort Irwin Military Police (Reporting Point of Contact) 760-380-4444
The San Bernardino Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453
For questions related to child abuse, please call Social Work Services 760-380-6302 or the Family Advocacy Program Manager 760-380-5467