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United States Marine Corps
New Parent Support Program
S. Iwo Jima Avenue
Barstow, CA 92311
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.
The New Parent Support Program is an early intervention service for families who are expecting or have a child 5 years of age or younger. The primary focus of the NPSP is intensive home visitation services tailored to meet the unique needs of each family and help them cope with stress, isolation, deployment, post-deployment reunions and the everyday demands of parenthood. In addition to home visits, expectant parents and parents of newborns and young children can participate in a variety of programs, such as support groups and parenting classes designed to help parents learn new parenting skills and provide an optimal learning environment for their children. Confidential services also offer new and expecting parents the opportunity to express concerns and ask questions.
Behavioral Health is located at Building 218, McTureous Hall. Access is available on the north side of the building from the Marine Corps Exchange parking lot. You can also reach Behavioral Health by phone at 760-577-6533.
These programs and services are available through the Marine Corps New Parent Support Program:
These services are available to families regardless of whether they live on or off the military installation. Contact Behavioral Health at 760-577-6533 for more information or visit the Marine Corps Community Services MCLB Barstow website for scheduled classes. The NPSP is located at Building 218, McTureous Hall, but many classes are scheduled at Building 363, the Desert View Housing Community Center.
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.
Enrollment is easy. Just call the New Parent Support Program at 760-577-6533 during regular business hours or stop by Building 218. Parking is available at the Marine Corps Exchange.
For more information go to the Marine Corps Community Services website. Program includes scheduled play days, crafts, parenting classes and more.
Active duty families expecting a child or with a child under 6 years of age are eligible to participate free of charge in all of the services offered. This program offers expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve old ones. There are often many questions about the needs of infants and young children. The New Parent Support Program is a reliable source for answers to your questions in the privacy of your home.
Even if you’ve been raising your family for a few years, new ages and stages bring different challenges. The NPSP offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, young children and family relationships.
Home visits are arranged when possible at your convenience. Families can schedule visits so that both parents can be present to learn about being a parent or acquiring new skills in caring for a growing family.
To enroll please call 760-577-6533 or DSN 312-282-6533, or enter the north facing door at Building 218.