WHAT IS THE FAMILY READINESS PROGRAM?
The Family Readiness Program (FRP) is a commander’s program that provides support to individual service members and their families. The goal of the 11th Marines FRP is to help our Marines and Sailors focus on their missions knowing that their families are well-supported and informed in their absence. Marines, Sailors and Families can depend on the FRP to pass on important information and serve as a support and feedback system for families in the unit. In addition, they can count on the FRP to offer:
- Information and referrals to base and local resources.
- Deployment readiness training, resources, support and guidance.
- Career/volunteer opportunities for unit family members.
- Morale Support.
- Opportunities for family members to learn more about the Marine Corps, unit and the support systems available.
- Intervention and support when faced with challenges.
- Information from the command through official communication.
- Support extended to the entire unit family to include children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone and everyone are encouraged to participate. This can include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, fiancées, children and more. If you are interested, we’d love to have you as an active member of our community.
HOW CAN I HELP?
No matter how much or little time you can give, your contribution and involvement in the FRP is valuable. You can choose to be involved in different ways. Our Family Readiness Team includes the following types of volunteers:
FAMILY READINESS ADVISOR(S)
Most units have at least one Family Readiness Advisor, and typically the advisor is a spouse of a senior Marine in the unit, however, we want our team to represent our unit as a whole and ensure everyone in the 11th Marines has a voice.
Family Readiness Advisors are individuals who work on the Family Readiness Command Team (FRCT) to provide feedback and suggestions to the FRO and command team. FR Advisors are leaders on the FRT who help shape our program. A family readiness advisor embodies the commander’s goals and intents and helps ensure that all unit members have a “voice”.
FAMILY READINESS ASSISTANT(S)
These individuals work closely in support of the family readiness command team and the FRO by helping to execute the commander’s intent with regard to the unit family readiness program. They work closely in support of service members and their families to provide resources and referrals when necessary. We are looking for volunteers with Marines/Sailors of all ranks and experience.
MORALE SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS
These are individuals who volunteer to participate and help specific events. These volunteers assist with the planning, coordination and execution of the event.
WHO DO I CONTACT TO SIGN-UP AND ASK QUESTIONS?
You may contact our Family Readiness Officer via email 11thMarinesURC@usmc.mil or 760-208-5772.