What is an Ombudsman When a spouse or parent has a question or a problem and aren't sure where to turn, contact a Stennis ombudsman. Contact information for the ombudsman team is listed below. Selected by the Commanding Officer, your Stennis ombudsmen are spouses of members of the Stennis crew who voluntarily serve as an official liaison between the command and its families. Trained professionals, our ombudsmen are vital resources to assist the command in discharging the Commanding Officer's responsibilities for the morale and welfare of Stennis families. The ombudsman serves as the primary link between Stennis families and the command. As a spouse or parent of a Stennis crew member, it is important to get acquainted with our ombudsman. You are encouraged to call or email with any concerns you may have. They are on call 24 hours a day for emergencies. All non-emergency calls are taken from 10am-2pm and 6pm-8pm daily. What is discussed between the ombudsman of the family member remains confidential. Confidentiality is a crucial element of the program in which personal information is not passed on without consent from the individual within the guidelines of the Navy family command ombudsman. Stennis Ombudsman Team Members: Joanna Haize-Clawson, Hannah Graifer, Megan Harris, and Portia Brewer-Hughes Email: STENNISOMBUDSMANTEAM@GMAIL.COM Office Phone: (360) 509-3507/3555 Office Hours: Non-Emergencies: 10am-2pm & 6pm-8pm daily. Emergencies: 24/7 Your Ombudsman Serve as an advocate for Stennis family members. By using their knowledge of the Navy and the Stennis command, they can help access the appropriate level of chain of command for intervention for the forwarding of appropriate requests or grievances while exercising confidentiality. Provide information and outreach to Stennis family members. From crew member's School of Ship and Welcome Letters, to newly arriving families and updates at the Family Support Group meetings, our ombudsmen are here to help make your transition to the Stennis as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Communicate regularly with our Stennis families. This includes the Care Line containing updated information; Stennis Web-group, hosted by Yahoo to keep you connected and informed of events, resources and services. This web group is for spouses of family members only. If you would like to join, please send your name, your Sailor's name/rate/rank and your relationship to your Sailor to STENNISOMBUDSMANTEAM@GMAIL.COM If you are not receiving these communications, please contact your ombudsmen to be added to our database. Serve as information and referral specialists, connecting Stennis families in need to community organizations and military offices such as Family Services Centers, Medical Treatment Facilities, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, American Red Cross, and Legal Assistance Offices. Your ombudsmen are trained to help you find the right services to help empower you in your time of need. Most importantly, our ombudsmen provide support to individual Stennis family members. Ombudsmen are prohibited from counseling, making decisions for the command, or serving as organizers for social functions. Ombudsmen do not exist to solve problems, but are trained to point you in the right direction to get the help you need and deserve. Ombudsmen are prohibited from counseling, making decisions for the command, or serving as organizers for social functions. Ombudsmen do not exist to solve problems, but are trained to point you in the right direction to get the help you need and deserve.