Helping Military Families with Special Needs Thrive

Improving the quality of life for families supporting a member with special medical or educational needs. EFMP staff and families work together to inform, educate and empower individuals to be the best advocate for themselves and their family members. The EFMP is a DOD-mandated enrollment program to support individual, family, and unit readiness.

Call now to get connected:

Call (808) 257-0290

EFMP is a confidential and mandatory program for dependents with special medical or educational needs. The program is designed to coordinate PCS assignments for active duty sponsors that ensure the availability and accessibility of necessary medical and educational services for Exceptional Family Members.

Exceptional Family Members include:

  • Dependent of an active duty service member
  • Spouse, child, parent
  • Resides with the sponsor
  • Requires medical specialty care or
  • Has a chronic medical condition that requires more than annual visits with primary care physician
  • Eligible for Early Intervention Services
  • Eligible for Special Education

If you are anticipating orders and want to apply for base housing at MCB Hawaii or your following duty location, don't hesitate to contact your EFMP Family Case Worker for assistance. Your caseworker will request a letter from HQMC EFMP that you may submit with your advanced housing application in place of web orders. 

Your case management family support services include:

  • Non-clinical case management
  • Resource & Referrals
  • Transition assistance
  • Special education support
  • Help with TRICARE ECHO enrollment
  • Workshops & traning
  • Lending library...and more!

Training Topics

Accessing Community Resources

Help to identify an array of resources available through Marine & family Programs, as well as other Military resources, State, Federal and local resources.

Building Networks of Support

Identify ways to build networks for support, and the difference between formal and informal networks.  

Early Intervention Overview

Define early intervention and the developmental milestones. This class also talks about the difference between IFSP and IEP, and helps you understand what IDEA is and provides resources within the local community.

Intro to EFMP

With this class, you will find out who is eligible for EFMP, what the enrollment/update/disenrollment processes is and the benefits of enrollment.

Managing Deployments

Learn steps to prepare for deployment, identifying childcare options & arranging respite care, creating a routine, adjusting to emotions- you and your family, and recognize resources and supports.

PCS Transitions

Recognize the warm hand off process, identify helpful ways to talk to your children, review employment and moving resources.

Permanent Dependency

Learn more about Benefits and Privileges, Eligibility, Required Documentation, Application Process, Survivor Benefits Plan, and Special Needs Trust.

Recreation Inclusion

Identify what inclusion looks like, legal responsibilities, and local recreation resources.

Respite Care Overview

Review respite care eligibility, know requirements for reimbursement and rates of care, and review reimbursement logs and other forms needed.

Service Animal vs Therapy Animals

Define the difference, Identify installation regulations, and tips for PCSing with your service animal.

Special Education Overview

Identify Federal laws, Break down the special Education Cycle, Recognize effective communication tactics, and Learn about additional resources available to you.

SSI and Medicaid

Understand what is Medicaid & supplemental Security Income (SSI), identify eligibility, and recognize resources available to you.


Contact Information

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

E Street Building 219
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863

Phone: 8082570290


Follow Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP):

Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630
Wednesday 0730-1630
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630
Saturday CLOSED
Closed on federal holidays.
Website Resources:
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Outdated Browser