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Programs that provide educational and supportive services for new parents or parents who are expecting a child to prepare them on an emotional and practical level for the impact that a newborn will have upon their lives and relationships. Included are practical information about the care of a new infant such as bathing techniques, diapering, feeding cycles and infant and childhood illnesses and later, walking, talking, toilet training and other developmental skills; suggestions for sibling preparation; and other techniques for facilitating the addition of the newborn to the family and supporting his or her development as a toddler and young child.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
AIU First Steps Parenting ProgramHome visitation program for mothers with newborns which, for the first five years of the child's life, offers parenting support; information on child development, and nutrition; and information on community resources for parents.AlleghenyAIU - Family and Community EducationAllegheny Intermediate Unit
Alternatives Yes - Information and Referral for PregnancyProvides information and referrals for pregnancy related issuesFayetteInformation and Referral for PregnancyAlternatives Yes Pregnancy Support Center
Alternatives Yes Pregnancy and Parenting Education SessionsProvides pregnancy and parenting classesFayettePregnancy and Parenting Education SessionsAlternatives Yes Pregnancy Support Center
Birthright of PittsburghBirthright of Pittsburgh offers confidential pregnancy guidance to girls and women with unexpected pregnancies, free pregnancy testing, and support in finding alternatives to abortion. They can also provide practical help with shelter and free baby clothes up to 12 months in size.AlleghenyBirthright of PittsburghBirthright of Pittsburgh
Boro Women & Family Services - Material Needs AssistanceBaby Care Essentials Car Seats Diapers Wipes Clothing Bottles Toys Bathing Supplies ErieBoro Women & Family ServicesBoro Women & Family Services
Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Oil City Office - Real Alternatives* Pregnancy tests * Counseling and referrals * Help with decision making regarding adoption or parenting * Pre-natal and parenting education * Maternity clothing (when available) --- or referrals * Baby clothing (when available) * Diapers / formula (as available)VenangoCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Oil City OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
Catholic Charities of Lawrence County - Basic Needs AssistanceBasic needs includes limited financial assistance for utilities including assistance through Dollar Energy and CAP programs. LawrenceCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc. Allegheny County OutreachCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Lawrence County Outreach, Pregnancy and Parenting SupportSupportive counseling and assistance to expectant and new parents up to two years postpartum: pregnancy testing, parenting resources, life-skills education, and baby care items. LawrenceCatholic Charities of Lawrence CountyCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Pregnancy and Parenting Support ServicesCatholic Charities offers support and assistance to expectant and new parents up to two years postpartum, including pregnancy tests, parenting education, guidance, and infant care essentials.AlleghenyPregnancy and Parenting Support ServicesCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Childbirth and Parenting EducationCumberlandCarlisle Area Family Life CenterCarlisle Area Family Life Center
Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County Prevention and Parenting EducationParenting classes are held for 11 week sessions. Provides education and demonstrates skills through the "Incredible Years" series and stages of child development. Life skills will help parents with budgeting, nutrition, and safety in instructions.FayettePrevention and Parenting EducationCrime Victim's Center of Fayette County
Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family PartnershipThe Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women having their first baby. A nurse will provide weekly or bi-weekly home visitation services throughout the pregnancy and will continue until the baby is two years old. The nurse can assist with the mother's specific needs, like helping her to understand her health and her baby's health, making the home a safe place, involving family and friends, and receiving information on community services.CumberlandSadler Health Center CorporationSadler Health Center Corporation
CURO Women's Care ClinicProvides support to women and families affected by unplanned pregnancy. Provides free medical services and information on all options regarding unplanned pregnancy.AlleghenyCURO Women's Care ClinicCURO Women's Care Clinic
Family First Health -Nurse-Family PartnershipProgram provides prenatal and early childhood nurse home visitation to provide family support and education for first-time mothers during pregnancy and until the child is two years old. - Health assessments - Child development assessments - Nutrition education - Parenting education - Breastfeeding education - Health and safety information - Family support planning - Referrals to community resources and services YorkFamily First Health - George Street CenterFamily First Health
Family Resources - First StepsHome visitation program for families with children birth through 5; parenting support; information on health, child development, child care, and nutrition; school-readiness suggestions; and information on community resources for parents and children.AlleghenyFamily Resources First StepsFamily Resources
Fulton County Partnership - Fulton Fatherhood InitiativeThe Fulton Fatherhood Initiative is designed to aid and support fathers in their very important role. The FCCF and it's staff believe that parent's are their child's first and most important teachers and promote activites and programming to bring this message to families. The Fulton Fatherhood Initiative has been developed to aid and support fathers in the child's growth and development. Various activities will help educate fathers on pregnancy and birth, child development, creating family stability, and continued support throughout their child's life.FultonFulton County Partnership - ProgramFulton County Partnership
Genesis of Pittsburgh, Inc. - Genesis CenterFree distribution of baby clothing (ages newborn to size 6) and baby items including cribs, car seats, bassinets, infant carriers, bath tubs, diapers, formula, and maternity clothing. Free pregnancy testing and counseling available, as well as CPR, nutrition and childbirth classes.AlleghenyGenesis of Pittsburgh, Inc. - Genesis CenterGenesis of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Healthy Beginnings - Greene CountyPays for all health care needs for pregnant women. Provides gynecological and reproductive health care services; as part of the state-funded Healthy Beginnings program provides eligible pregnant women with prenatal care, psychosocial services, nutrition education, and other support services.GreeneGreene County Assistance OfficePennsylvania Department of Human Services
Home Nursing Agency Nurse Family Partnership, DuBois PA OfficeA free home visitation program, nurses mentor income-eligible first-time mothers and provide education and support from early pregnancy through the child’s second birthday.ClearfieldHome Nursing Agency Dubois PA OfficeHome Nursing Agency
Life's Choices - Educational ClassesEducational classes about childbirth, parenting, life skills, post abortionBerksLife's ChoicesLife's Choices
Life Way Pregnancy Center - IndianaProvides life affirming alternatives, pregnancy and parenting support and social/community referrals. Onsite pregnancy testing, Non medical pregnancy assistance, Non medical fetal development, Labor and Delivery preparation, Adoption support, Parenting lessons (using the Earn While You Learn curriculum), Life skills, Post abortion support (emotional and spiritual), Sexual Integrity Program, Baby clothing.IndianaLife Way Pregnancy Center - IndianaLife Way Pregnancy Center
Life Way Pregnancy Center Pregnancy SupportProvides pregnancy support and counselingWestmorelandPregnancy SupportLife Way Pregnancy Center
Mercy Community Crisis Pregnancy CenterFree self-administered pregnancy test, parenting education, supplies: clothing/maternity/infant/toddler/diapers/formula and referrals.BerksMercy Community Crisis Pregnancy CenterMercy Community Crisis Pregnancy Center
National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH)Provides information and support for individuals and their families who are born with albinism. Also promotes awareness, research, and education. One annual partial scholarship available.PO Box 959, East Hampstead NH (National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH))National Organization For Albinism And Hypopigmentation
New Mom NetworkOpen-ended support group to assist with adjustment of recent birth of child and postpartum issues through sharing of feelings and ideas.DauphinPinnacleHealth Womancare Resource CenterPinnacleHealth
NurturePAPairs new parents with mentors using text messages to support, encourage and provide information on maternal health, child health and development and family activities.AlleghenyNurturePANurturePA
Parents As Teachers (PAT) and Fulton FatherhoodParents As Teachers (PAT) is a parenting program available to any Fulton County Parents - from pregnancy through children 5 years of age. No income requirement or cap. As a participant you will receive: - Personalized home visits by a certified Parent Educator, specially trained in child development and eager to help you give your child a great start. - Group meetings with other parents, where you can share parenting experiences, gain new insights, and talk about topics that interest you. Great for social and emotional development. - Information and guidance, beginning even before your baby is born, on preparing for your baby, home safety, what to expect as your child develops, effective discipline, constructive play and more. - Periodic screening to ensure that your child is at their developmental age. - A referral network that can help you find special services. The home - centered partnership that works! The Fulton Fatherhood Initiative is designed to aid and support fathers in their very important role. FCFP and it's staff believe that parents are their child's first and most important teachers and promote activities and programming to bring this message to families. The Fulton Fatherhood Initiative has been developed to aid and support fathers in the child's growth and development. Various activities will help educate fathers on pregnancy and birth, child development, creating family stability, and continued support throughout their child's life. FultonFulton County Family Partnership, Inc.Fulton County Family Partnership, Inc.
Perseus House - Florence Crittenton Maternity (Mother-Baby Residential Program)Mother-Baby Program Our 24-hour residential care and treatment program offers young mothers the opportunity to learn how to care for their child in a responsible manner, while in an environment that promotes the welfare and development of both mother and child. Aftercare services are available to previous residents for at least a year after discharge. (Outreach services are also offered to single mothers who were not previously in the Mother-Baby residential program.) Maternity Program Our 24-hour residential care for single pregnant females offering case management, health care and education; personal living skills training; social development and adjustment. Services are also available to each girl’s family and to the expectant father. Maternity Care Includes maternal and child (unborn) health education; monitoring of healthcare and follow-through of prenatal and general health care needs. Services are also available to the expectant father. The nursing staff of Florence Crittenton coordinates prenatal and health care with Saint Vincent Family Practice. In addition, the facility nurses provide bi-weekly groups that focus on prenatal care. Moreover, residents also participate in a program in conjunction with the Erie City School District at Saint Vincent Health Center. This consists of one class in the resident’s first trimester regarding parenting and prenatal care and a series of four classes for the second and third trimesters on labor and delivery preparation. Postpartum Care Includes maternal and child health care and education; well baby services supporting development of the baby health plan; teaching comprehensive Family Life education; case management around single parent problems; monitoring of general health and pediatric care, and parenting. Services are also available to the fathers of the babies. In the final month of her pregnancy, the resident is moved to a room at the facility designated for a mother and baby. Upon delivery, the baby lives with his/her mother at Florence Crittenton up through discharge. Services are provided to residents and their babies until approximately 12 to 16 weeks postpartum. EriePerseus HousePerseus House
Precious Life, Inc. Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance AltoonaPrograms that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities that prepare teens who are or are about to become parents to be effective in their parenting roles.BlairPrecious Life, Inc. Altoona OfficePrecious Life, Incorporated
Precious Life, Inc. Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance JohnstownPrograms that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities that prepare teens who are or are about to become parents to be effective in their parenting roles.CambriaPrecious Life, Inc. Johnstown OfficePrecious Life, Incorporated
Pregnancy Education and Support Services- The Hope Center NescopekEducation and Support for: * Parenting * Adoption * Abstinence * Fatherhood -"Earn While you Learn" maternity & baby resources -Education on abortion procedures and risks -Post abortion education and healing -Referrals to doctors and community services -Information on STDsColumbiaYLC The Hope Center - NescopeckYour Loving Choices, Inc.
Slate Belt Pregnancy Support ServicesProvides pregnancy testing and counseling and offers classes on childbirth and parenting. Also provides baby equipment, such as car seats, cribs and strollers, and other baby needs, such as clothing, diapers and formula. Provides referral to other services needed, such as WIC, welfare and LIHEAP. NorthamptonSlate Belt Pregnancy Support ServicesSlate Belt Pregnancy Support Services
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Strong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong ChildStrong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong Child is a parenting workshop to support veterans’ new roles as parents. The workshop is facilitated by two psychologists with expertise in the topics. Goals include:
  • Increasing parenting skills through education and discussion about infants and toddlers,
  • Learning and practicing self-care skills,
  • Meeting and accessing support form other veteran parents,
  • Connecting with national an d local parenting resources.
The 90-minute sessions will rotate six topics:
  • Emotional experiences during and after baby;
  • Caring and comforting baby;
  • Relationships and intimacy during and after baby;
  • Self-care and social support;
  • Day-to-day parenting – time-management, scheduling, routines;
  • Child Development.
Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Women's Choice Network - MonroevilleWomen's Choice Network empowers women and men to make life-affirming decisions. Provides medical services including pregnancy testing, STD screening, limited ultrasounds,and medical consultation.AlleghenyWomen's Choice NetworkWomen's Choice Network
Women's Choice Network - North SideWomen's Choice Network empowers women and men to make life-affirming decisions. Provides medical services including pregnancy testing, STD screening, limited ultrasounds,and medical consultation.AlleghenyWomen's Choice NetworkWomen's Choice Network
Women's Choice Network - OaklandWomen's Choice Network empowers women and men to make life-affirming decisions. Provides medical services including pregnancy testing, STD screening, limited ultrasounds,and medical consultation.AlleghenyWomen's Choice NetworkWomen's Choice Network

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