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 New Parent Support Program is not available at Naval Station Newport. Clinical counseling from the Newport Fleet and Family Support Center provides one-on-one assistance at 401-841-2283. Community referrals are made as needed.
Women, Infants, and Children is a health program that offers nutritional advice, links to community services, breastfeeding support and healthy food vouchers to Rhode Island families who qualify. Fathers, grandparents or foster parents with young children may also apply for WIC. The program serves babies and children up to the age of five, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and new mothers. WIC helps children be the healthiest they can be, have better diets and growth rates, and be better prepared for school. It also helps pregnant women and new mothers experience healthy pregnancies and raise healthy babies with practical breastfeeding and infant feeding advice.
WIC Newport is affiliated with the Eastbay Community Action Program and can be reached by calling 401-619-5970. WIC Newport is located at 6 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport, RI 02840.