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Department of the Air Force
New Parent Support Program
301 N 1st Street
Altus AFB, OK 73523
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That probably means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand.
The New Parent Support Program is a free service that helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes.
The New Parent Support Program is a team made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists who offer support and guidance by helping parents:
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program and contact your installation New Parent Support Program office to find out what’s available at your installation.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, and para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models. The program is supervised and monitored at the installation level by the Family Advocacy program manager.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children age 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your installation New Parent Support Program office or Family Advocacy Program office.
The New Parent Support Program at Altus Air Force Base is located in the 97th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic. It is administered by Family Advocacy, 580-481-5376, and provides the following services:
Enroll by stopping in the Family Advocacy Office in the 97th Medical Group or by calling 580-481-5376. Additional programs and services include the following:
The base clinic/Pediatrics department conducts well baby exams and provides immunizations and office visits.
The Child Development Center offers programs for children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years, including infant care, Parent's Night Out and Give Parents a Break Program. For more information, contact the center at 580-481-7502.
Bundles for Babies
The Airman and Family Readiness Center provides the Bundles for Babies program quarterly; the program includes information about the financial aspects of pregnancy and the first year of life. You must enroll by calling 580-481-6761.
Women's, Infant, Children's Program
WIC provides assistance to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum and for infants and children under 5 years of age to families who meet their eligibility requirements including their income guidelines. Call the New Parent Support nurse for more information.
ASYMCA Spouses’ Social
The Altus Armed Services YMCA conducts a Mom and Kids Social on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Freedom Community Center for parents and children 0-3 years of age. Donuts and coffee are free for all attendees.
Single Military Parent Support Group
Recent addition to Altus AFB is the Single Military Parent Support Group which meets monthly at various locations around the base. It provides an opportunity for single parents and their children to meet others for a playful, fun, safe time to share, network and get to know others. To sign up or for additional information, call 580-481-5488.