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New Parent Support Program
6501 E. 11 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48397-5000
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 U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal is not eligible for funding for a New Parent Support Program. The guidelines for having this program require a minimum of 300 births per year occurring on the installation.
Many services are provided to soldiers with children prenatal to 3 years of age through the Family Advocacy Program at the U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal. Services include information and referral services to military and civilian agencies such as the county health department, community social services, respite care for families with special needs (Exceptional Family Member Program), respite care for at-risk families (Family Advocacy Program) and childcare services. Newborn layette baskets with baby items such as blankets, diapers, toiletries, childcare books and newborn clothing are provided to soldiers with newborn babies.