Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania


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General Information
Description of AgencyProvides emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs, most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained 'Support Parent'. Most Parent to Parent programs are cross-disability, special health care need and mental health challenges, offering a wide range of support including children who have AIDS, severe behavioral and emotional challenges, and/or children with acquired disabilities or who are born prematurely
History"The first formally organized Parent to Parent program, the Pilot Parents Program, was started in Omaha, NE by a young mother of a child with Down syndrome. She worked closely with a social worker at the Greater Omaha Arc who shared her vision of a program to foster 1-1 connections between parents. The program grew rapidly and within a few years the founders received a federal grant to train others to replicate the Pilot Parent model. Parent to Parent programs began to spring up nationwide, fueled by the energies and commitments of parents who believed fervently in their importance."
LocationDauphin
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday-Friday 8am-5pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's Phone888-727-2706
Contact's Emailinfo@parenttoparent.org
Physical Site Address 16340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Physical Site Address 2Gateway Corporate Center
Physical Site City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17112
Mailing Address 16340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Mailing Address 2Gateway Corporate Center
Mailing City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17112
Main Phone888-727-2706
Web Addresswww.parenttoparent.org
 
Director Information
Director's NameFiona Patrick
Director's PositionProgram Director
 
Additional Information
Type of Update Sente-mail
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Affiliated Programs: Parent to Parent Northcentral Region
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Corporate Office
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Northwest Region
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania-South Central Region
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania-Southeast Region
Parent to Parent Southwest Region
Affiliated Services: Parent to Parent - Mentoring - Northcentral Region
Parent to Parent Networking
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Corporate Office
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Corporate Office - Peer Supporters
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Northwest Region
Parent to Parent Southeast Region
Parent to Parent Southwest Region