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Family Assistance Center

FACs will be activated as a multi-disciplinary humanitarian response to major events. The events can be natural/man-made disasters, or preparation for a large deployment. A FAC offers to persons affected by an event or mobilization and deployment a place to receive reliable and accurate information, referrals to obtain crisis/grief support, and benefits information.

Emergency Financial Assistance

Family Assistance Centers (FACs) will be activated as a multi-disciplinary humanitarian response to major events such as natural or man-made disasters, or in preparation for a large deployment. A FAC offers a place where those affected by an event or mobilization/deployment can receive reliable and accurate information, referrals to obtain crisis or grief support, and benefits information.

FACs are modular and scalable, incorporating disciplinary cells deemed necessary for support. Family Assistance Specialists (FASs) advise and counsel on all matters relating to Family Programs. FASs are located in Armories throughout the state and manned by contractors, available to assist families and service members in all areas. Both FACs and FASs are available to assist any branch of service.

For those looking for emergency financial assistance, please click on the links below for eligibility information and the request form.

Family Financial Assistance Request Form
The South Carolina Military Family Care Assistance Standards

Family Assistance Contact

State Family Program Director
Mrs. Grace Parsons
Phone: 803.299.1750

State Family Assistance Coordinator
Ms. Audra Harmon
Office: 803.299.1641
Cell: 803.429.9792
Email: audra.d.harmon.ctr@mail.mil

Rock Hill
Mrs. Rose Lemmons-Berry: FAS
Cell: 803.606.8295
Email: rosemarie.n.lemmons-berry.ctr@mail.mil

Spartanburg
Mrs. Nora Messick: FAS
Office: 803.299.1298
Cell: 864.387.9247
Email: nora.l.messick.ctr@mail.mil

Florence
Mrs. Nancy Jordan: FAS
Cell: 803.730.7754
Email: nancy.w.jordan.ctr@mail.mil

Mrs. Tasha Bachelder: FAS
Office: 803.299.0013
Cell: 803.807.8785
Email: tasha.l.bachelder.ctr@mail.mil

West Columbia
Mrs. Cheryl Johnson: FAS
Cell: 803.608.7391
Email: cheryl.g.johnson6.ctr@mail.mil

Charleston
Vacant: FAS

Clemson
Mr. Jerry Teague: FAS
Office: 803.299.6126
Cell: 864.387.9245
Email: jerry.l.teague2.ctr@mail.mil

Orangeburg
Mr. James Murphy: FAS
Office: 803.299.5437
Cell: 803.360.4581
Email: ryan.a.hardy.ctr@mail.mil

McEntire
Tracey Peterson: FAS
Office: 803.299.5372
Cell: 803.609.9042
Email: tracey.l.peterson6.ctr@mail.mil