WASHINGTON - Emergency assistance remains available to personnel and their families affected by the Washington Navy Yard shootings, which occurred on Sept. 16, 2013.
Crisis, benefit, spiritual and support service counseling assistance is available at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB).
Active-duty military personnel and their families in need of assistance can visit JBAB's Military Family Service Center (MFSC) or any Navy Fleet and Family Support Center (NFSC), according to JBAB Commander, Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra.
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) civilian personnel and their families in need of assistance may contact the employee assistance program at 1-800-932-0034, he said.
Civilian employees in need of assistance and working for commands other than CNIC are encouraged to contact the assigned point of contact for their command's Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP), Calandra stated.
For assistance identifying the CEAP point of contact refer to: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Services/ERelations/Pages/CEAPPOC.aspx.
For personnel located at the Navy Yard, including Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Facilities and Engineering Command personnel, counseling services are also available at the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) office, located in Room 204-D, Second Floor, Building 111 at the Washington Navy Yard. The FOH is staffed weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
JBAB's Religious Services department continues to be available to provide spiritual counseling and other chaplaincy services at the main Chapel. The department may be reached at 202-767-5900.
Shortly after receiving word of the tragic shootings, JBAB personnel established an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) as the situation continued to unfold. The EFAC received 513 telephone calls that afternoon and evening. Since then, nearly 10,000 people have been assisted.
For more information on support services available, call 1-855-677-1755.