Family Readiness Coordinator
Gunnery Sergeant Sara Gregrow
Phone #: (760) 763-6312
What is the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program?
The Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program is a unit centric program, guided by the Family readiness command team that reinforces the relationship between the unit, the unit members, and their families. The primary goal of UPFRP is to empower Marines and family members providing support to successfully balance life, career and mission events. This support is provided through proactive outreach and intervention using Official Communication, Information, Referrals and Resources to build personal resiliency and maintain both Unit and Personal Readiness and Deployment Support. This support is extend to the Service Members entire family and includes children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.
What services does the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program provide?
• Marines, spouses, extended family members, and any other contacts authorized by the Marines are supported by the UPFRP.
• Communication: Regular communication with the Marines and families is the cornerstone of UPFRP. The DRC/URC provides the link for two-way communication between the Commander and the families, using a variety of mediums, such as Marine Online, email, newsletters, toll-free numbers, and/or social media sites. Marine Online is the primary web-based tool for disseminating unit information.
• Readiness and Resource Referral: The UPFRP provides assistance to address issues with the potential to impact the Marines, families, and the unit. The DRC/URC is a readiness, resource and referral expert, continuously researching and identifying trainings, resources and services to meet every need.
• Deployment Support: The UPFRP supports a multitude of training opportunities to assist Marines and their family members with deployments, operations, and life skills. From pre-deployment briefs, to interpersonal communication, to transition assistance, each is designed to empower the participants with skill development and independence.
• Volunteer Opportunities: The UPFRP provides opportunities for volunteer growth and development which creates stronger unit cohesion. UPFRP volunteers assist with mentoring others spouses/family members, identifying challenges to be addressed by the Command, and assisting with unit events. UPFRP volunteers also have the potential to grow and develop new skill sets through their volunteer services.
• Increased socialization: Unit sponsored events and unit, installation and community connections are made through the UPFRP.