Parenting

Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent your child may feel overwhelming at first – especially if you are uninsured, young or unsupported. Fortunately there are plenty of resources designed specifically with your situation in mind.

Lighthouse offers these helpful services and our caring staff can connect you with additional support:

  • prenatal care referrals
  • childbirth and parenting preparation
  • relationship counsel and support
  • new moms’ groups
  • support for dads by dads
  • peer counseling for family members
  • spiritual and emotional support
  • support for pregnant and parenting teens (YoungLives)
  • an empowerment program called “Getting Ahead”
  • a program called Birth of a Family which educates and equips parents to establish and grow healthy families – where they and their children can thrive

 

PREP: Parenting Readiness & Enrichment Program 

Lighthouse provides you with an opportunity to learn how to be the best parent you can be. We use materials from the Earn While You Learn program, which includes topics from the start of pregnancy through your child’s toddler years. Additional materials from the National Fatherhood Initiative, COPE, and other respected parenting organizations provide solid advice on a wide range of challenging subjects, such as potty training, discipline, and parenting teenagers.

Lessons are tailored to the individual needs of each mom, dad or couple we are serving. Many of our peer counselors, instructors, and staff have been in your shoes, and understand some of the challenges you are facing.

You don’t need to feel alone as you face your unexpected pregnancy!

PREP (Parenting Readiness Enrichment Program) offers material aid to those who are feeling alone or under-resourced and come regularly to Lighthouse during their pregnancy for counseling, mentoring or educational appointments. The material aid (diapers, baby clothing, and other essentials like car seats) continues until your child turns one, at which point you may still come for peer counseling, but we will refer you to other community resources to help meet other needs. We commit to provide some of the essentials needed to care for your child, in exchange for a commitment from you to become a healthy, prepared parent!

Please call the closest center to see if PREP is right for you! Click here to learn more about additional support such as our new moms’ groups, infant CPR classes, Bible study groups, Mommy & Me class, and more! Some groups are available in Spanish.

Contact us to schedule your first appointment.

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BE INFORMED…
The best decision is an informed decision. Knowing all your options and their consequences will lead to the best decision for you and your child. The compassionate staff of Lighthouse PRC is here to assist you in this important process. Evening, Saturday and daytime hours available. Walk-ins welcome.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Text 201-677-2394 or call today:

In Wayne:
(973) 238-9045
In Hackensack:
(201) 501-8876
In Paterson:
(862) 257-3820
In Hawthorne:
(973) 238-9045