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United States Air Force
New Parent Support Program
7219 North Litchfield Road
Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1525
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.
Luke AFB offers many programs for new parents.
An exciting program offered through Family Advocacy to provide support to mothers and families by offering a wide variety of services such as:
For additional information, contact Family Advocacy at 623-856-3417 or DSN 312-896-3417.
Love and Logic
Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences. For additional information, contact Family Advocacy at 623-856-3417 or DSN 312-896-3417.
A layette of baby items are provided within 5-weeks of birth for newborn children of active duty E-5 and below assigned or attached to Luke AFB. Call or visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 1113, at 623-856-6550 or DSN 312-896-6550.
Women's, Infant, Children's (WIC) Program
Provides nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children age 0-5. Serves as an adjunct to health care during critical times of growth and development to prevent the occurrence of health problems and improve the health and nutritional status of the participants. The Luke WIC office is open Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 - 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. and is located in Bldg. 1140. Call for more information at 1-877-809-5092 ext 131508. For WIC income eligibility guidelines see www.azdhs.gov.
Bundles for Babies
Bundles for Babies is a fun class offered once a month at the Airman and Family Readiness Flight. While all branches of the military are invited to attend this excellent class, the free AAFES gift card is for active duty Air Force members and their spouses. Call to sign up at 623-856-6550 or DSN 312-896-6550.
Children, unfortunately, don't come with a book of instructions; Dad's 101 is an informative class taught by volunteer instructors who are also new dads. Facilitators are trained teachers that can help participants feel more comfortable in their role in handling a baby and to prepare for a more rewarding and enjoyable experience as a parent. The class is offered in a 2 day 4 Hr. format. For more information, contact Family Advocacy at 623-856-3417.