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Parenting Support

CAPS (Child and Parent Services)
  • Offers parenting education

  • Trained support workers make home visits

  • Provides services for supervised visitation 

1000 W. Hively Ave., Elkhart, 46517

(574) 295-2277

Community Wellness Partners- Speak Life Initiative 
  • Free pregnancy assistance program focused on ethnic and racial minority women between the ages of 15 and 35 who are either have Medicaid insurance or are eligible.

  • Serving St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte and Marshall Counties.

  • Helping with doctor visits

  • Connects to prenatal care 

  • Home visits

  • Help with food and housing needs 

  • Smoking cessation (Baby and Me Tobacco Free).

  • Services are provided by an Registered Nurse and Community Health Workers who are also trained as Doulas to assist with labor and birth

 

Contact – Kelli Brien at 574-232-4234

 
Families First Center
  • Offers parent education

  • Provides services for supervised visitation

605 Portage Ave., South Bend, 46616

(574) 287-4375

(574) 288-0691 (fax)

Healthy Families, Family & Children’s Center Program
  • Voluntary home visitation program

  • Parents must be enrolled before the baby is 3 months old (once enrolled they can stay in the program until the child turns 5 years)

  • For low income parents up to age 25

  • Increases positive parenting skills, health pregnancies, use of social systems, provide referrals

 

315 W. Jefferson, South Bend, 46601

(574) 287-0541

Indiana Parenting Institute
  • Offers parenting courses

  • After-school services

  • Various parenting services

215 W. Madison St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 404-6170

(574) 404-6171 (fax)

 

La Leche League of South Bend
  • Holds free monthly meetings providing info on breastfeeding

  • Mother-to-mother support

  • Lending library, information sheets, and booklets on all aspects of breastfeeding

  • Has breast pumps and books for sale

  • Voluntary membership fee is $30

Click here for meeting times and locations

 

(574) 334-7624

 

Life Plan
  • Parenting classes

  • Life skills training

  • Men's mentoring 

  • Material Support 

 

527 E. Main St. Niles, MI 

(269) 684-6200

Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs, 9:00am – 8:00pm

            Wed, 9:00am – 3:30pm

            Fri, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Memorial Regional Childbirth Center
  • Complete childbirth prep class-preparation for normal course of labor and birth, includes breastfeeding and baby care classes

  • Register by fourth month

  • $75 per couple

 

615 N. Michigan Street, South Bend, 46601

(574) 647-6801

Memorial Breastfeeding Support Clinic
  • Free breastfeeding support

  • No appointments needed

  • Weight checks and one-on-one help

 

At Brain works in the Leighton Center

534 N. Michigan Street, South Bend, 46601

(574) 647-6801

Hours: Mon, Thurs, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Perinatal Infant Health Project (P.I.H.P.)
  • Social workers make regular home visits with the expectant mothers through pregnancy and for one year post-partum 

  • Offers pregnancy education and resources

  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and nutrition information

  • Breastfeeding and parenting classes and support groups

  • Free prenatal classes

  • B.A.B.E. coupons

  • Help with Medicaid and Hoosier Healthwise

Beacon Community Health

574.647.7139​

RETA
  • Mom's, dad's and couple's 1 on 1 coaching 

  • Mother's club with childcare provided

  • Material support

300 W. High St., Elkhart, 46516

(574) 522-4357

reta@retaforlife.com

Safe Families for Children
  • Temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis

  • Provides free childcare 

(219) 465-7777

St. Joseph County Department of Health -Maternal and Infant Health & Wellbeing
  • Education on decreasing the risk of complications for moms and babies

  • Connection to community resources

  • Stay Close. Sleep Apart. – safe sleep education

  • Life Course Reproductive Health Education

Contact – Sally Dixon, RN

574-250-8680

sdixon@sjcindiana.com

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Childbirth classes ($45 per series, must register)

  • Prenatal breastfeeding class (free, open to all pregnant moms)

    • Ask for Gail when calling​

5214 Holy Cross Pkwy, 4th floor, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 335-2323

(574) 335-5000

Prenatal breastfeeding class times: Last Tues, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Childbirth class meeting times: Tues-Wed, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
                                                     Sat, 9:00am – 2:30pm

WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
  • Food vouchers for expectant, postpartum, and breastfeeding moms as well as children up to age 5

  • Offers breastfeeding and parenting classes

  • Weight-check Wednesdays

  • BABE stores offers breastfeeding and other supplies

 

325 N. Lafayette, South Bend, 46601

(574) 234-2360

201 Lincolnway W., Mishawaka, 46544

(574) 647-2145

(574) 647-2175

Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm

            Wed, 10:00am – 7:00pm​ (weight-check 10:00am – 4:00pm)

 
Women’s Care Center
  • Parenting classes

  • Classes available in English and Spanish 

  • Material support

 

360 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend, 46617

(574) 234-0363​

Young Mom's Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Helps mothers (and fathers) ages 16-24 to identify goals

  • Provides support for personal and family growth

  • Call to enroll

(574) 235-9231