Parenting Support Services
The Children's Shelter Family Strengthening Department receives accolade from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Teen Health for their work with teens in the San Antonio Community. Congratulations Family Strengthening!
Compadre y Compadre
Compadre Y Compadre (Brother to Brother) is a United Way (Successful Children’s Issue Council) funded fathers only parenting program for residents in the 78207, 78228 and 78237 San Antonio zip codes. This program will make the difference in children’s lives by encouraging nurturing relationships between fathers and their children. read more »
Nurse Family PartnershipNurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence based voluntary prevention program that provides nurse home visitation services to any woman who is low income and pregnant with her first child. Registered nurses begin home visits early in the mother’s pregnancy and continue visitation until the child’s second birthday. read more »
Project MAS (Mothers and Schools)
Project Mothers and Schools (MAS) initiated in 1998 with the San Antonio Independent School District.
Since then Project MAS has been dedicated to helping teen parents acquire the necessary support to complete high school, become nurturing parents, and ultimately successful members of our community. read more »
The Children’s Shelter created the iParent SA program, a comprehensive parenting and family strengthening program with immediate and long term outcomes. Parents with children of all ages may enroll in iParent SA. Highly trained and qualified Parent Educators work with families to facilitate evidence-based parent education curricula; the evidence-based Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) curricula to reduce child abuse and help parents become their child’s first teacher. read more >>