Military Families Are Resilient (MFAR) Program

  • Military families are amazingly strong and resilient. But they may experience unique challenges as well including long separations, frequent moves and difficulties with post-deployment adjustment. Some families may also experience painful challenges due to the injury or loss of a loved one.
  • As many as a third of today’s returning service members may have persistent combat stress reactions that impact their post-deployment adjustment. 
  • Spouses and children in military families may also struggle with sadness, anger, fear, grief and loss.
  • Sometimes the fear of stigma can prevent military families from seeking help.

The MFAR Program at Didi Hrisch connects with a large and supportive network — veterans’ groups, government agencies, schools, military family collaboratives, physical and mental healthcare organizations and universities — committed to providing help and support to military families.

The MFAR Program offers counseling and support to families and children; evidence-based interventions help families and children to enhance coping and communication skills and build resilience to manage stress and emotional reactions and strengthen family bonds.

Services for Families and Children

  • Assessment and treatment
  • Care management and linkage with other support services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Family education about health and other resources
  • Services available in English and Spanish

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
MFAR Program