Deployment Readiness (Legal, Resiliency Skills, Counseling, Care package Program Etc.)

Region Legal Service Officer — Appointment only attorney series include wills, divorce information, adoption information, Service Member’s Civil Relief Act and more. On a walk in basis they also provide special powers of attorney and notary services. General powers of attorney require an appointment. Appointment hotline: 619-556-2211.

United Through Reading — This Program helps east he stress of separation for a military  families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home. To learn more or participate visit: 

Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS) Project — FOCUS provides resiliency training to military children and families. Teaching practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration. Call 619-556-6075 or visit:

Fleet and Family Counseling Services — For individual, children, family, and marriage counseling call 866-923-6478 

Behavioral Health Services — Offers short term counseling focused on screening, prevention and intervention to promote well-being of Marines, Sailors, and their families. For more information call 619-524-0465, visit:, or visit in person Bldg 6E MCRD.

United States Postal Service (USPS) Care Package Program — Provides flat-rate postage when mailing packages to FPO or APO boxes. The USPS will send FREE packing materials to U.S. residents to use when mailing packages to their deployed service member. To order call: 1-800-610-8734.