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United States Army
ACS Family Advocacy Program
2111 South 8th Avenue
Army Community Service
Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5136
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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.
Fort McCoy CYS and ACS, together with agencies from the surrounding communities, provide parent education opportunities and workshops to enhance parenting skills. Please contact ACS or CYS for upcoming opportunities.
New parents receive a new parent resource tote full of educational materials and safety items. Quarterly parenting workshops are offered. Weekly play groups and Parent Connection groups are available. Information, resources and referrals are always available upon request and on an individual basis. Parents of children with special needs work with the Installation Exceptional Family Member Program Manager to ensure that the needs of the Family are addressed. Call Army Community Service at 608-388-3505 for more information.