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Program/Service:

Basic Prevention Education Program

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Financial planning classes are available to units, Family Readiness Groups or individuals, upon request. Personal Financial Management classes are conducted the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The class is designed to develop budgeting skills and bank account reconciliation. Reservations are required.

Length of Course:

Varies

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Every 3rd Tuesday, Please call to reserve a seat

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:

http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP.html

Location:

Bldg 920 ACS 1591 Bell Richard Ave

 
Program/Service:

Deployment, Mobilization, and Readiness (DMR)

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

DEPLOYMENT/MOBILIZATION READINESS (DMR) is designed to support active and reserve component Soldiers and their Families, providing guidance and assistance to Family Members in their volunteer leadership roles within the Family Readiness Group and support the command in maintaining an atmosphere of family well being. All activities promote self-development, self-reliance and resiliency during times of mobilization and deployment and foster teamwork in the Total Army.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

N/A

Schedule:

Call POC for information on the next scheduled class/ meeting.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-9743/ 9492 OR 1-866-295-9004

Web site:

http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/DeploymentMobilizationandReadiness.html

Location:

Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 924

 
Program/Service:

Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader Training

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Designed to assist persons who want to act as Family Readiness Group Leaders for their units to become familiar with situations which may arise within the FRG/Unit. Provides information regarding available installation resources to assist Families. On site childcare provided at no charge.

Length of Course:

3 Days

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Once a Quarter, Call POC for information or to scheduled an off-cycle class

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-9743

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/DeploymentMobilizationandReadiness.html
Location:

Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 924

 
Program/Service:

Hearts Apart

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

This program is designed for Spouses and Family Members who have Soldiers serving on a deployment, unaccompanied tour, in the field, or TDY for any length of time. Waiting Spouses lets Spouses and Families Members know that they are not alone. We offer crafts, arts and FREE CHILDCARE. However you must be registered with Child Youth and School Services. This program does not replace Family Readiness Groups.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Contact POC for class schedule.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-6952

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/RelocationReadinessProgram.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

OPERATION R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Education About Deployment and You)

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

OPERATION R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Education About Deployment and You) is designed to provide Family Resource Group Leaders, Commanders, and Rear Detachment Commanders tools for training in preparation for deployment, coping with military separations and redeployment. Videos and training materials are available for: Coping with Separation, Pre Deployment Brief, Reunion Training, Battlemind, Practical Readiness. Target Audience: Family Resource Group Leaders, Commanders, and Rear Detachment Commanders.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Call POC for information on the next scheduled class.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-9743/ 9492 OR 1-866-295-9004

Web site:

http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/DeploymentMobilizationandReadiness.html

Location:

Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 924

 
Program/Service:

Services to Multi-Cultural and Waiting Families

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Multicultural services include providing support and assistance tools free of charge to foreign born individuals desiring to learn about the English language and American culture. The waiting Spouses Support Group is designed for family members of a Soldier who is temporarily separated from the family due to military or career requirements. Examples of separations are; Soldiers on unaccompanied tours, temporary duty assignments and/or unavailable family housing.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Contact POC for class schedule.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-6923/ 6952

Web site:

http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/RelocationReadinessProgram.html

Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Waiting Spouses

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

A support group for spouses separated from their Soldier due to deployment, extended TDY or unaccompanied tour. Includes crafts or activities. Onsite child care provided at no charge.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Call POC for information on the next scheduled class.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957/ 6952

Web site:

http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/RelocationReadinessProgram.html

Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Auto Skills Center, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection (for spouses of Deployed Soldiers)

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

MWR

Description:

Spouses of Deployed Soldiers, not sure if your vehicle is road worthy to make it on that next road trip? Bring it by the Auto Skills Center for a free Pre-trip Inspection, we'll check your tires, fluid levels, wipers, lights and give you tips on what to pack in case of road-side emergencies. We will even give you a courtesy fill on windshield washer fluid. (THIS SERVICE IS FOR THE LENGTH OF YOUR SPOUSES DEPLOYMENT WITH NO LIMIT.)

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

N/A

Schedule:

Mon. & Fri.:   1:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sat., & Sun.: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CLOSED:  Tues., Wed., & Holidays

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-6149

Web site:

http://fortpolkmwr.com/auto_skills_center*

Location:
Louisiana Ave., Bldg. 4529
 
Program/Service:

Basic Auto Care Class

Category:

Deployment Support

Organization/ Department:

MWR

Description:

Learn how to check your Oil, and Tire Pressure, change a tire, jump start a car and much more.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

N/A

Schedule:

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-6149

Web site:

http://fortpolkmwr.com/auto_skills_center*

Location:

Louisiana Ave., Bldg. 4529

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