Counseling, Advocacy, and Prevention (CAP)

Contact Info 

The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) provides a wide range of confidential and no-cost counseling and assistance, including:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage/Couple’s Counseling
  • Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate
  • Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
  • Suicide Prevention (SAIL)

Counseling services are available to assist with adjusting to military life, anger management, communication and conflict resolution, deployment reintegration, divorce, grief & loss, infidelity, parenting skills, relationship challenges, or anything else affecting your life.

Virtual Clinical Counseling
The FFSC now provides free virtual clinical counseling in addition to in-person services. Virtual clinical counseling is short-term non-medical counseling via a Navy-approved platform to help Sailors and their families with problems in daily living, such as separation, relationship issues, grief, deployment, and other challenges related to military and family life. Services are available from 0700 to 1600. All you need is an internet connection and a device (phone or computer).  

To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-205-6749. Schedulers are available from midnight to 1900 to make appointments.

Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL)
SAIL is a voluntary program for active duty service members that quickly provides support to you during a stressful period after a suicide-related behavior (SRB). SAIL does not replace mental health treatment. SAIL serves as an outreach service that connects to your mental health providers, your command, and other programs you may be participating in to ensure your recovery and a smooth re-integration into your command. Your SAIL case manager will assess your risk for future SRBs, and help you create a safety plan. Their goal is to help you manage your risk of SRBs and reduce your distress.

**Note that SAIL services are provided virtually. For services or questions, please contact: 571-587-6864 or 571-587-6863.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Family Advocacy Program supports active-duty service members, their spouses, partners, and families. Its mission is to prevent adult-initiated abuse, ensure victim safety and provide treatment for those impacted by abuse through advocacy, counseling and educational services that promote healthy relationships and parenting. FAP collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to provide safety and supervision planning and to coordinate clinical interventions for child-initiated problematic sexual behaviors. How the Family Advocacy Program helps:

  • Teaches healthy relationships and supports new parents.
  • Prevents and responds to child abuse and neglect.
  • Supports victims and prevents domestic abuse.

The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate can help those impacted by abuse and explain options for reporting abuse, assessing risk, developing safety plans, and linking to other resources. Depending on the situation, this may include referring to counseling, providing emotional support, emergency support services, housing, or financial and legal assistance.

The Family Advocacy program provides:

  • Comprehensive assessments, counseling, and case management services to stop unhealthy or abusive behaviors.
  • Improved communication and stress management skills to promote healthy relationships and help you process life experiences that could be having a negative impact on your personal and/or professional life.
  • Advocacy, support, information, and referral to non-beneficiary intimate partners to assure they receive continued care.
  • Confidential counseling to service members or their beneficiaries who experienced abuse at a different stage of their life.
  • Restricted and Unrestricted reporting options for intimate partner violence.

Contact FAP at any time to discuss your situation, learn more about available resources, and discover how the program can provide support according to your specific needs.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL)

Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) is a program available to active-duty Sailors who experienced a suicide ideation or attempt (Suicide-Related Behavior). SAIL is an evidence-based intervention that provides rapid assistance, ongoing risk assessment, care coordination, and reintegration assistance. Risk is assessed at key intervals using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale and managed using the Veterans Affairs Safety Plan through a series of contacts over 90 days following Suicide-Related Behavior.

SAIL does not replace needed mental health services and is not a form of treatment. SAIL case managers are licensed counselors who maintain contact with Sailors, healthcare providers, and command leadership assisting with care coordination and engaging additional resources as needed. Sailors are automatically referred to SAIL by their command, however, a referral can also be made by contacting the Fleet and Family Support Center. Participation in this program is voluntary.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.