Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 Defense Logistics Agency McNamara Headquarters Complex does not offer a New Parent Support Program; however, a NPSP is located on Fort Belvoir at the Army Community Services Center.
The NPSP is designed to provide assistance to military families through education and support from the prenatal period through children who are 6 years old. The NPSP offers expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve on old ones.
Among the services offered are parenting classes, infant care classes, infant massage classes, play morning, referrals and home visitation by a registered nurse. The NPSP is located at 5965 Sixth St., in Building 1263. For additional information, call 571-231-7021.