Within Beaufort County, there are three major military installations to include Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, and Naval Hospital Beaufort. Approximately 1,531 children of active-duty military families currently attend Beaufort County School District schools. The Beaufort County School District warmly welcomes those who are new to our area.
Military Family Life Counselors
The Department of Defense authorized the funding for several full-time Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) to serve the Beaufort County School District. They are located at Broad River Elementary and Coosa Elementary.
School MFLCs offer short-term non-medical counseling services to military connected children, parents, faculty, and staff. The MFLC counselors are at the schools to help and are available to talk to military students, facilitate group activities, outreach to parents and to process interactions and concerns, such as:
- Resolving conflicts
- Behavioral management techniques
- Helping children deal with angry feelings
- Sibling/parental relationships
- Deployment and reintegration issues
The MFLC program utilizes professional, licensed and credentialed counselors.
Contact a Military Family Life Counselor
Broad River Elementary School
474 Broad River Blvd.
Beaufort, SC 29906
Coosa Elementary School
45 Middle Road
Beaufort, SC 29907
Fax 843-322-6187 or 6184
Local Military Commands