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Fleet and Family Support Center
7511 USS ENTERPRISE ST
NAS WHITING FIELD
Pensacola, FL 32570
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 NAS Whiting Field Fleet and Family Support Team work with the New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPHVP) at NAS Pensacola to provide supportive and caring services to military families. The NPHVP team will work with parents both before and after birth of their baby, to provide one-on-one supportive and educational outreach.
Support services to young families may continue from pregnancy through the first years of life to help new parents cope with stress, isolation, deployment, reunion, and the everyday demands of parenthood and military life. With a solid foundation of coping skills parents are better able to provide their children with a loving, nurturing and happy home environment. Parents armed with appropriate parenting skills will result in a stronger, healthier family unit.
The NPHVP services are free to all military families who meet the program criteria. For more information on qualifying for this valuable service, call the New Parent Support Program Team at 850-623-7177.