Parenting Services

Helping parents be active and engaged


We believe successful lives start with great parents. Our parenting programs help mothers and fathers of all ages learn to be engaged, active parents.

Support groups allow you share you parenting experience with others who've been in your situation before, and you'll learn what it takes to help your child grow up in the healthiest possible environment.

Dad's Connection/Young Men in Transition provides education and support for young fathers, one-third of whom are still in their teens.

Mom's Connection offers supportive services and parent support groups for mothers
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Home Visiting for parents of children up to age 5 works with parents to strengthen their relationship with their child and support them in learning to be their child’s first and best teacher.


Address:
Parenting Services
1276 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104

Additional information


Mom’s Connection

Mom’s connection provides competent parent education for single mothers and fathers, support services, resource awareness and mentoring for low-income parents. These programs promote positive parenting, parent-child relationships, personal development and healthy children.

Services include case management for single or married mothers, parent support groups, resource referral, crisis intervention, childcare, food and transportation for groups,

Dad’s Connection/Young Men in Transition

Dad’s Connection/Young Men in Transition serves about 150 young fathers a year, one-third of whom are still in their teens. The program provides them with supportive services such as parenting classes, peer groups, mentoring and home visits.

Services include: education for new and expectant fathers, Information and support, mentorship, groups for teenage dads in St. Paul high schools,

Home Visiting for Parents of Children up to age 5

Catholic Charities participates in the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families and offers a nationally accredited home visiting model for first or second time parents. Home visitors, using the Growing Great Kids Curriculum, work with parents to strengthen their relationship with their child and support them in learning to be their child’s first and best teacher. Growing Great Kids is a research-based, interactive child development curriculum that focuses on supporting parents to recognize and respond to their babies’ changing developmental needs, use positive discipline techniques, cope with the day-to-day stress of parenting in healthy ways, and set and achieve short- and long-term goals. Home visitors also support families by providing referrals to community resources and regular assessments to let parents know that their child is on track developmentally.