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United States Marine Corps
New Parent Support Program
Family Services Center
63 E. Laurel Bay Blvd.
Beaufort, SC 29904
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 MCRD Parris Island New Parent Support Program is located at 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd., Beaufort, SC and has a professional team of social workers and nurses who provide supportive and caring services to military families. Our trained, supervised home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by today's parents. These home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families. The NPSP helps families cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood through a variety of programs including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. You can reach NPSP at 843-228-6565 or visit their website