New Parent Support Program
Prevention, Education and Counseling Bldg. 7260
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(229) 639-5252/6257 for more information
Often the support that moms and dads rely on from family and friends are not available to military couples that are far from home. The 'New Parent Support Program' is a professional team of nurses who provide supportive and caring services to Marine Corps families with children under six years of age.
We have trained, supervised Home Visitors who have extensive knowledge of the issues confronting parents unique to the challenges of military life. Through a variety of programs including the actual on-site home visits, the New Parent support Program helps parents learn to cope with stress, isolation, pre and post-deployment, and the everyday demands of parenthood.
All military families expecting a child, or with children under six years of age are eligible to participate, free of charge, in all the services offered. Parents can depend on the New Parent Support Program as a reliable source of information and answers in the privacy of the family home.
This services assists families during significant periods of their lives. Families are met in their home to provide a safe and familiar environment. Parents have the opportunity to discuss parenting topics such as nutrition, age-appropriate discipline, child development and age-appropriate play. Home visits also provide assistance in identifying appropriate military and civilian community services needed by the family.
Breast Pump Loaner Program
Clients enrolled in the New Parent support Program are eligible to participate in the breast pump loaner program. This program enables clients to use the Medulla breast pump for the duration of breast feeding. All supplies as well as training from a certified lactation counselor.
New Parent Support Program offers classes on a variety of parenting issues. These classes provide “hands on” information for parents to make informed, responsible decisions about their children’s needs.