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United States Army
New Parent Support Program Plus (NPSP+)
Bldg. 36000, Darnall Loop
Fort Hood, TX 76544
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand. The New Parent Support Program is a free service for military parents.
The program focuses on one-on-one support through home visits. Parenting classes and playgroups may also be available at some locations. Staff members include nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists.
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program.
The program’s home visitors understand the challenges of military life. They can share tools for successful parenting during PCS, deployment and more.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, or para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have kids 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your Family Advocacy Program office or Military and Family Support Center.
NPSP offers parenting education through home visitation. Your home visitor will work with you on the parenting topics and issues of concern to your family in order to meet your individual needs.
Our playgroups offer opportunities each week to meet other parents while children socialize, learn and join in play activities. Staff provides fun and age appropriate play for young children from 0-36 months of age.
For additional information on home visits, classes, or play morning, please contact the Fort Hood New Parent Support Program at 254-287-2286.
Military families are partnered with Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Registered Nurses (RN) to conduct home visits in the privacy of their own home. Home visits provide families with personalized information, resources, and education on topics such as pregnancy and child development. Our home visitors are also here to assist military families maintain stability as they face issues such as deployments, lack of social support and other challenges unique to military life. Home visits are in place to address your concerns no matter how big or small.
Our playgroups offer opportunities each week to meet other parents while children socialize, learn and join in play activities. Staff provides fun and age-appropriate play for young children from 0-36 months of age.