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Parents Second Time Around

 

The Salvation Army Bridgeport:
Parents Second Time Around

Parents Second Time Around is geared to providing relative caregivers the support necessary to raise and provide effective care for the children they are parenting. The support includes sharing information on how to be a parent today, educational sessions focused on well-being, child development, health and safety checks, mentoring and providing caregivers and children with mental, physical and spiritual support.

Many Caregivers support multiple children. Because almost all of the families we serve are in poverty, the participants in our programs are food insecure. We provide one healthy and nutritious meal a week free of charge.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

  • Outreach – Opportunity for grandparents to enjoy a meal and fellowship as well as connection to needed services.
  • Caregiver Counseling – Personalized support and guidance when there are decisions to make and problems to solve.
  • Caregiver Support – Personalized support and care given to caregivers so that they don’t feel alone.
  • Caregiver Training – Educational and/or beneficial leisure activities provided that will aim to teach holistic caring dynamics.
  • Child Respite – Helping to assist caregivers and kin find a time to rest.