Meet the Team
Military Family and Youth Liaison (MFYL)
This full-time position was designed to assist military families with needs as they relate to deployment and relocation. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to support solutions. The liaison role provides a connection between families with needs and possible solutions.
The stress placed on families in the midst of relocation or the deployment of a family member can be overwhelming. Support for these families can come from many places, some military-affiliated as well as non-military sources. The MFYL works with agencies and organizations, military and civilian, in our area to help ensure a network of support is in place when needed. The MFYL works with various departments within the Cumberland County Schools to produce materials and programs targeting military families.
Zakira Cruz Rich
Military Family and Youth Liaison
2465 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville NC 28306