The Warrior and Family Support Center formerly known as the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is a facility at Fort Sam Houston, designed to meet physical and emotional needs of America's heroes - our "Wounded Warriors". The Warrior and Family Support Center makes a profound contribution to the rehabilitation of America's seriously wounded Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, National Guard Reservists and their loved ones.
Who is served by the Warrior and Family Support Center ?
Many are veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with extensive burn injuries, loss of limbs, head and internal injuries. Where do they go to deal with the feelings of fear, embarrassment and loneliness? Where do they go for consversation, friendship, activities and advice?
And where do the family members of these Wounded Warriors go? Many literally arrive at the post with not so much as a toothbrush. They were told their family member was wounded and heading to BAMC and all they wanted to do is get here as soon as possible.
They go to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.
BAMC physicians, along with others involved in all aspects of patient care, saw that families are an essential part of a patient's rehabilitation and recovery. In addition to the patients' living quarters, a place was needed that was away from the hospital. The patient and family needed a "safe" environment in which to enhance the healing process and learn how to cope with war related disbabilities as individuals, couples and as families.
The Warrior and Family Support Center use to be operated out of a room in the Powless Guesthouse.
That's right. A room. Something more was needed. Click on the Project tab to find out what is being provided, with your help.