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Parent Resources

  • The Self Help Center, located in the Law Library on the fourth floor of the Dauphin County Courthouse, 101 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA. Visit online at http://www.dauphincounty.org/government/courts/self_help_center/index.php

  • Nurse Family Partnership

    Nurse-Family Partnership is a free program for low income women who are having their first baby, Contact: Pinnacle Health 717.782.2335

  • Mission: To connect families with babies and young children to the outdoors and each other.

  • Serving Harrisburg, Steelton, Highspire, and Middletown residents
    Free Program
    Pregnant or have child under 24 months
    Program provides in-home education to women and their families regarding physical, mental, and social well-being; school-based case management also available to provide education on healthy decision-making to females ages 10 and older in local school districts.
    Call 717.909.1278 for more information

  • Live in Dauphin County AND
    Pregnant or have a child under age 5 AND
    Current or recent history of addiction and attended D/A treatment
    The Baby Love program is a free program for women who are pregnant or have a child under age 5 and are willing to be in drug and alcohol treatment.
    Call 866.530.2229 for more information

  • City of Harrisburg/Steelton Area
    Pregnant or have a child under age 3
    Low income
    Priority to children who are homeless, in foster care or have a disability
    •Home-based Programming
    •Child development, health, nutrition, special services and social services supports
    Call 717.541.1795 for more information

  • City of Harrisburg and Dauphin County
    Low income
    Priority to children who are homeless, in foster care or have a disability
    •Center-based Programming
    •Home-based Programming
    •Child development, health, nutrition, special services and social services supports
    Call 717.541.1795 for more information

  • Harrisburg School District ELECT

    Harrisburg City residents enrolled in public school, cyber school, alternative school or GED program
    •Casemanagement
    •Pregnancy prevention
    •Health Care/Nutrition
    •Access to child care and transportation
    •Career planning
    •Mentoring and tutoring
    •Effective parenting
    Call 717.703.4323 for more information

  • Have a child prenatal to age 5 in the home
    No income requirements
    •Child Development screenings
    •Referrals to supportive services
    •Wellness visits
    •Group socialization
    •Education opportunities
    Call 717.232.9757 for more information

  • Male or female students attending high school, cyber school or working on their GED who are pregnant and/or parenting.
    •Weekly visits to school to meet with clients to provide both support and education
    •Work with school officials to assist clients to maintain their academic track to graduation
    •Introduce countless community resources
    •Promote self-sufficiency beyond school, helping clients set and achieve personal goals
    Call 717.732.8400 ext. 8383 for more information

  • If you have concerns about your child’s development, Early Intervention can help. Anyone can refer, no income requirements. Services provided by highly qualified professionals are free to the families of eligible children.
    Infants, toddlers and preschool children who have special needs due to a developmental delay or disability are eligible to receive early intervention services.
    •Builds on the natural learning that occurs in the first few years of a child’s life.
    •Individualized services and supports can include Service Coordination, Early Childhood teachers, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy, Hearing and Vision services.
    •Services are provided during the child’s daily activities at home or in the community, at child care centers, preschools, play groups and Head Start programs.
    •Promotes collaboration among parents, service providers, and others who are involved with the child.
    Call 717.732.8400 for Capital Area Intermediate Unit- Preschool Program ages 3 to 5

  • If you have concerns about your child’s development, Early Intervention can help. Anyone can refer, no income requirements. Services provided by highly qualified professionals are free to the families of eligible children.
    Infants, toddlers and preschool children who have special needs due to a developmental delay or disability are eligible to receive early intervention services.
    •Builds on the natural learning that occurs in the first few years of a child’s life.
    •Individualized services and supports can include Service Coordination, Early Childhood teachers, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy, Hearing and Vision services.
    •Services are provided during the child’s daily activities at home or in the community, at child care centers, preschools, play groups and Head Start programs.
    •Promotes collaboration among parents, service providers, and others who are involved with the child.
    Call Dauphin County Infant-Toddler program at 717. 441.7034 for more information

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