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New Parent Support Team; NWS Yorktown
1949 Von Steuben Drive
Newport News, VA 23603
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.
On the Hampton Roads Peninsula, Fleet and Family Support Center has two New Parent Support offices located at FFSC Yorktown, 757-887-4606, and FFSC Newport News, 757-688-6289.
Budgeting for Baby
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides Budgeting for Baby, a 90-minute class to help prepare families financially for the arrival of a new baby. Upon completion of the class, participants will receive a hand knitted blanket and a $50 Amazon gift card. Budgeting for Baby is open to all ranks of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard expectant parents and is not limited to first pregnancies.
Please note: No classes are being offered at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new virtual format will be implemented, but no set date has been confirmed yet. Classes have resumed
Naval Air Station Oceana: Classes are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. To register for the class, contact the NMCRS at 757-433-3383.
Naval Station Norfolk: Classes are held monthly. To register for the class, contact the NMCRS at 757-322-1171.
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story: Classes are held the first and third Fridays of the month. To register for the class, contact the NMCRS at 757-462-1596.
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown: No classes are held at NWS Yorktown. To register for the class, please call NMCRS Norfolk at 757-322-1171. They can call 757-953-5956, In person classes on twice a month on Thursdays and once a month virtually on Fridays.
Evening classes are available at Little Creek and Norfolk. Call for dates and times.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth: Classes are held the third Tuesday of the month. To register for the class, contact the NMCRS at 757-953-5956.
The NMCRS Visiting Nurse Program offers home visits to military families with a new baby and includes an initial assessment for both mom and baby. Each visit is approximately 30-45 minutes and tailored to the needs of mother and child. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact NMCRS Norfolk at 757-322-1190 or NMC Portsmouth at 757-953-9584/5814.