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 Services Include:
- 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.
Contact us for more information:
Director of Supported Parenting
262-547-2463 Ext. 4624
It takes strength to ask for help. With a one-year-old and a baby on the way, Amaya needed a safe home. Amaya was given Catholic Charities’ number, and her phone call changed the course of her and her children’s lives. Catholic Charities’ family support worker, Alexis, quickly began to help her find safe housing and make sure that she had access to food, baby supplies, transportation, and health care.
Through the Supported Parenting Program, Alexis visits weekly at Amaya’s home and provides positive parenting skills and guides Amaya in recognizing healthy choices for her girls including what to eat, good sleep routines, how to play, and what to watch on TV. Amaya says, “Alexis is a good person to be with. I love her!” And Alexis shares, “Amaya is absolutely a great mother who just wants happiness for her girls.”
Read more Supported Parenting Impact Stories here.