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State Department Resources for Foreign Service Families

AAFSW provides information about State Department resources and events for Foreign Service families as a service to our membership and the Foreign Service community at large. Please note that AAFSW is not affiliated with the Department of State and does not receive State Department funds. To support this website and other AAFSW activities, please consider joining or donating to AAFSW!

Click the links below for more information about State Department resources that may be available to you. For more direct links to useful State Department and other federal government web pages, please visit our Links for Living Overseas.

  • Family Liaison Office
    The Family Liaison Office (M/DGHR/FLO) Harry S Truman Building, Room 1239 Department of State Washington, DC 20520 Tel: (202) 647-1076, or (800) 440-0397 / Fax: (202) 647-1670 Website: Newsletters/Social Media: Unaccompanied Tours blog, Foggy Bottom Rambles: The Network (Yahoo Group job listserv for family members): To register, e mail Include name, agency [...]
  • The Transition Center
    About the Transition Center (FSI/TC) Training Division Overseas Briefing Center Career Transition Center Online Training Resources View videos, presentations, and transcripts from the Transition Center available on the internet. Available training resources cover topics like special education needs and overseas crisis readiness. The Transition Center provides training, information, and referral services to U.S. government employees [...]
  • Office of Overseas Schools
    About the Office of Overseas Schools (O/OS) Official website: A list of overseas schools that are able to accommodate special needs and/or gifted children is available here (PDF). Every Foreign Service parent knows that the quality of education available overseas is a major factor to be considered in the bidding process. If you are [...]
  • Employee Consultation Services
    About Employee Consultation Services (ECS) Email: Telephone: (202) 663-1815. The Employee Consultation Service is located in Mental Health Services within the Office of Medical Services. The staff is comprised of experienced professional social workers who offer the following: confidential employee assistance short-term counseling and referral assistance; consultation and support to families with children who [...]

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