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20th Fighter Wing Community Action Team

The Community Action Team is a representation of all you helping agencies on base and some of our agencies off base. There is a direct relationship between a member's ability to successfully accomplish a mission and the quality of life his/her personal life experiences. Because of this relationship, many services are available to promote positive personal and professional environments.

20th Fighter Wing Chapel

The mission of the Shaw Chapel is to provide for the free exercise of religion to the Shaw community.

The chapel is here to support the religious needs of all Air force members. If we don't provide opportunities for your faith group, please feel free to contact us. We will connect you with someone of your faith group or do our best to accommodate your need.

All communications with the chapel are 100% confidential and protected by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

To contact a chaplain, call (803) 895-1106. To reach a chaplain after duty hours, contact the Command Post at: (803) 895-5850.
For more information, check out the Chapel website: www.shawchapel.org.

Airman & Family Readiness Center

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is the cornerstone of the Shaw AFB family support system, helping families and singles achieve readiness and enhance their quality of life. All services are free.

The A&FRC offers programs such as:

  • Air Force Aid Society
  • Employment Assistance Program
  • Work/Life Education Program
  • Exceptional Family Member Program
  • Information & Referral
  • Personal Financial Readiness
  • Readiness Program
  • Relocation Assistance Program
  • Transition Assistance Program

For more information, call (803) 895-1252 or check out the A&FRC website: www.20thfss.com.

Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

Services for Active Duty include:
  • Promote Healthy Lifestyles

  • Maintain Air Force Standards

  • Encourages Responsible Behavior

  • Minimizes Negative Consequences to the Individual/Family/Air Force

ADAPT Does NOT treat Family Members, Retirees or Contractors. General Schedule (GS), and non- appropriated funds (NAF) employees may be seen for an initial ADAPT evaluation if they screen positive for drugs, or have on base or on duty substance-related misconduct or incident.

To contact ADAPT, call (803) 895-6199.

American Red Cross (Shaw Office)

The mission of the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces is to provide humanitarian support to service members, veterans and their families around the clock, around the globe, under the same trusted symbol.

The American Red Cross provides emergency communications between the service members and their families during times of emergency, as well as access to financial assistance. The American Red Cross also offers training such as Coping with Deployment and Reconnection Workshops to help families before, during and after deployments. The Red Cross also offers opportunities to serve others by volunteering. All services are free.

To contact the American Red Cross Shaw Office, call (803) 895-1251.
For more information, check out the American Red Cross website: Http://www.redcross.org.

Child & Youth Programs

Child & Youth Programs offers programs for children of all ages.

These include:

  • Family Child Care Program
  • Child Development Center
  • Youth Programs to include Teens and Tweens

To contact the Child & Youth Programs office, call (803) 895-2251.

Equal Opportunity Office

Services are offered to military, civilian, retirees, dependents and job applicants.

Contact Equal Opportunity to report unlawful discrimination and/or sexual harassment for both military and civilians based of race, color, national origin, sex or religion. Additionally, for civilians only discrimination based on age (40+) and disability (mental/physical), genetic information, pregnancy, equal pay and reprisal.

To contact the EO Office, call (803) 895-1265 or email 20FWMEOStaffing@us.af.mil.

Health Promotions

Services are offered for Active Duty, Active Duty family members, retirees, retiree family members and DoD civilians.

Nutrition Education                       Wellness Education

  • Better Body Better Life                   - Tobacco Cessation
  • Healthy Weight 101                        -  Relaxation Chair
  • Cholesterol/Diabetes                      - Bod Pod (body composition)
  • Hypertension                                  - Wellness Library
  • Pre/Postnatal Nutrition                   - General Fitness Education
  • Sports Nutrition                              - Stress Management

We offer wellness programs (ranging from 4 weeks to 16 weeks) throughout the year. We are available to provide briefing/visits to units, special groups, Commanders Calls, etc.

To contact Health Promotions (HAWC), call (803) 895-1216.
For more information, check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/20thmedicalgroup.
If you would like to be added to our email list, please email your information to: 20AMDSHawc@acc.af.mil.

Family Advocacy

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program is to build healthy families through counseling, support services, and education designed to prevent and treat family abuse.


To Report SUSPECTED Abuse,

call Family Advocacy at (803) 895-6201.

After hours, call Shaw AFB Command Post at (803) 895-5850.

Emergency family violence situation, call 911.


To contact the

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Hotline, call (803) 720-2131.


New Parent Support  Program (803) 895-6091:

  • Home Visits for prenatal support & education, toddler years support & education, breastfeeding support, “ages and stages” child development information.

  • “Dads 101” class.

  • Newborn care, childbirth education, and prenatal yoga classes.


Family Advocacy Strength-based Therapy (FAST) Focused and goal-oriented family counseling for military families with escalating family issues that are creating a crisis or disruption in the family.



Fore more information, check us out on Facebook: Shaw Air Force Base Family Advocacy and Resiliency Programs.

Mental Health

Services offered through the Mental Health Clinic are:

  • Individual/Marital Counseling
  • Educational Classes
  • Relaxation Interventions
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychiatric/Medications
  • Command Consultations
  • Traumatic Stress Response (TSR)

To contact the Mental Health Clinic, call (803) 895-6199.

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

MFLC provides short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling. They are available to assist service members, spouses, family members and eligible children.

To contact an Adult MFLC, call (803) 465-7291. To contact a Child and Youth MFLC, call (803) 465-7286.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life and no cost to active duty, guard and reserve service members and their families. Information includes but is not limited to: deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.

For more information on Military OneSource, visit their website (http://www.militaryonesource.mil) or call 1-800-342-9647.

School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer can help you:

  • Advocate for your child
  • As an intermediary to resolve issues
  • Understand district policies
  • Make PCS moves smooth when moving with school-aged children
  • Discover educational options
  • Find educational options
  • Understand the Interstate Compact

To contact the School Liaison Officer, call (803) 895-2291.

CAT Quick Reference Contact Numbers

Adult Military Family Life Consultant: (803) 465-7291

Airmen & Family Readiness Center: (803) 895-1253

Air Force Aid: (803)895-1253

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT): (803) 895-6199

American Red Cross: 1-877-272-7337

Area Defense Counsel (ADC): (803) 895-1775

Chaplain Corps: (803) 895-1106/4673

Child Military Family Life Consultant: (803)848-1600

Child Care Center: (803)895-1212

Command Post: (803) 895-5850

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate: (803) 895-6279

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate 24/7 Line: (803) 306-7558

Drug Demand Reduction: (803) 895-6318/6310

Equal Opportunity: (803) 895-1265

Family Advocacy: (803) 895-6201

Health Promotions: (803)895-1216

Healthcare to Health (H2H): (803) 895-6846

Inspector General: (803) 895-2031

Legal Office: (803) 895-1560

Mental health: (803) 895-6199

Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647

School Liaison: (803) 895-2291

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR): (803) 895-1928

SAPR 24/7 Hotline: (803) 895-7272

Security Forces Squadron (Desk Sgt): (803) 895-3669

Security Forces, Fire, Ambulance (EMERGENCY): 911

Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2): (803) 895-6371

Youth Services: (803) 895-2251

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator


Two types of Reporting:

Restricted Reporting -- ensures medical care, treatment and counseling without notifying command or law enforcement officials. You keep the control, over the release of information regarding your case.

The Process:

  • Contact SARC at (803) 895-7272
  • Command is not notified
  • SARC or Victim Advocate attends to victim needs— provides supportive services
  • Victim can make unrestricted reporting decision at a later date

Unrestricted Reporting -- ensures medical care, treatment and counseling.

The Process:

  • Contact SARC at (803) 895-7272
  • Command is notified
  • SARC or Victim Advocate attends to victim needs— provides supportive services

Investigation initiated


Contact info:

Building 1118, Room 1031

(803) 895-1928 Office Number

(803) 895-7272 24/7 Emergency Line