About Our Program
The Supported Parenting Program is a family support, home visitation program which promotes positive parenting and healthy interactions between parent and child. Program staff help prepare, strengthen, and support at-risk families through positive parenting skills as they interact on a day-to-day basis with their children.
The Catholic Charities’ worker visits the home after the child is born and serves as a resource to the family as they grow through the first year. The worker provides education about child growth and development and offers support and reinforcement for healthy parenting skills. In addition, the worker offers assistance to all members of the family to resolve the tensions and discord which can arise about co-parenting, visitation, discipline, etc.
Our Service Provides
- Home visitation, assessment and education
- Assesses needs of family and develops appropriate parenting goals
- Connects families to others for socialization and supportive interaction
We serve client families with developmental disabilities in Milwaukee and Waukesha County, who have children from birth to age 7 or through first grade, which ever comes last. There is no fee for Supported Parenting Program clients.
For more information contact:
262-547-2463 Ext. 4624
Gabriela gave birth to her daughter, Zoe, in 2019 and was referred to our Supported Parenting Program by the hospital. She has her father and aunt who provide support, and Gabriela was determined to learn as much as she could to be a good mother to her daughter. Our Catholic Charities’ Family Support Worker started out doing activities with Gabriela and Zoe, such as floor time and tummy time, and creating a routine to help with Zoe’s sleep schedule and feedings. Gabriela keeps track of all the information that was shared about Zoe’s development. Zoe is now six months and is thriving, reaching new milestones. Gabriela’s aunt came to visit again for the holidays and continues to be a wonderful natural support for Gabriela and Zoe. “My aunt and Family Support Worker have made me a more confident parent. I feel so great as a parent now.”
Read more Supported Parenting Impact Stories here.