Resources – Fort Shafter Army Base

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Fort Shafter Army Base

U.S. Army Pacific, 25th Infantry Division
Funston Rd, Honolulu, HI 96819

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/​​
 
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Hawaiian school, a child must be at least 5 years old by July 31st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
 

School Support Services (SSS) provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child, Youth Services (CYS), SSS is home to the School Liaison Office, where School Liaison Officers (SLOs) help deliver the best educational resources and information for your children.

We specialize in education transitions, and make sure incoming and exiting families have information about local schools, graduation requirements, after-school services/programs, youth sponsorship programs and home schooling. We also help parents better understand the education process, school organization and interaction strategies.  Call (808) 655-8326 for more information.

 
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
 
 

Hawaii Department of Human Services (808) 586-4997

Promoting self-sufficiency, health and well-being to help ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with basic necessities, such as food, housing and health care.
 

Promote, preserve and protect the health of all residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.

 
 
Hawaii Sheriff  (808) 587-3632