Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport
Inside the Naval Branch Medical Center, Bldg 472
5502 Marvin Shields Blvd, Suite 1092
Gulfport, MS 39501
United States
Mailing Address:

5301 Bainbridge Avenue, Box 38
Gulfport, MS 39501

FOCUS is a prevention service designed to help families address the stress related to military life. The program includes the entire family and is customized to suit its specific needs. FOCUS is offered in several formats: family consultations, family level training, couples training, small group training, and workshops. FOCUS builds strong connections with other military family providers to support a network of care for families.

Kim Perez, MEd, LPC
Site Director
Debra Thomas
FOCUS Services Coordinator
Jamie Erb
Jamie Erb, MS, LPC
FOCUS Resilience Trainer

Event: 7th Annual Month of the Military Child Coloring Contest
Date: Throughout April
Location: KAFB Commissary, NCBC Gulfport Navy Exchange, Either FOCUS Office

Color one of our Feeling Foxes coloring pages in any manner you choose without assistance.  Drop your coloring page at one of the locations listed:  the FOCUS offices (either Keesler or Gulfport), Keesler Commissary or NCBC Exchange, by close of business April 30, 2019. Although each participant can enter as many times as he or she would like, at either or both locations, each participant is eligible for only one prize. Entries will be designated into 4 categories: Ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and 12 & up.  Be sure to put your age with the requested information as incomplete entries will not be entered in the contest.

Event: FOCUS Story Time at McBride
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: McBride Commons, Childrens Reading Library, 512 Larcher Blvd., Bldg 2222

Come join FOCUS for a preschool story time. We will have a story, crafts and/or games. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone! :) This is a recurring event. Plan to attend the first Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming Dates: 6/5; 7/3; 8/7; 9/4; 10/2; 11/6; 12/4

The McBride Commons has a lot of great family classes and activities. You can see their schedule at or

Event: FOCUS & the EFMP Program Outreach
Date:  Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Keesler Hospital Lobby by Escalator

FOCUS and EFMP are hosting an informational table at the hospital for 3 hours, every 1st Thursday of the month, alternating between 8 am and 12:30 pm. Stop by and learn more about two amazing services offered to our military couples and families. 

Upcoming Dates: 6/6 8:00-11:30; 8/1 8:00-11:30; 9/5 12:30-3:30; 10/3 8:00-11:30; 11/7 12:30-3:30; 12/5 8:00-11:30

Event: Toddler Story Time with Balfour Beatty Housing
Date:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Balfour Beatty Housing, 3150 Holloway Drive, Gulfport MS 39501 (Next to Housing Pool)

Join FOCUS and Balfour Beatty Housing for a pre-school age story & craft! This event recurs on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. 

Upcoming Dates: 6/12; 7/10; 8/14; 9/11; 10/9; 11/13; 12/11   

Event: FOCUS & the EFMP Program Outreach
Date:  Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Naval Branch Health Clinic, 5502 Marvin Shields Blvd, Gulfport

FOCUS and EFMP are hosting an informational table at the hospital from 8:30-11:30, every 2nd Thursday of the month, Stop by and learn more about two amazing services offered to our military couples and families. 

Upcoming Dates: 6/13; 7/11, 8/8; 9/12; 10/10; 11/14; 12/12

Event: The Inaugural Spouse Social (Military Spouse Appreciation Event)
Date:  Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: NCBC Chapel, Fellowship Hall

All military spouses (or those in a committed relationship) are welcome at this 1st annual Military Spouse Appreciation Event. There will be refreshments, giveaways, door prizes, awards and general admiration by all.  The entire base is getting involved to show our gratitude to our Homeport Heroes. We would love to have you there!

Would you like to join us in honoring our military spouses? Is there someone who you would like to honor?  By 29 APR, email your statement to: Please include: Your Name, Rank and Command; Nominated Persons Name, Affiliated Command; Your Relationship to Nominated Person; Statement of the Nomination Person's achievements (3-4 Lines).