Parenting isn’t always easy: often, it’s one of the most difficult challenges facing us, but there is help to be found among the resources in this section. For additional information, please see the Children section.
ASERT AUTISM RESOURCE CENTER
Designed to bring together existing resources for families, providers, and self-advocates, and allow them to access a broad array of information to help meet the needs of those living with or serving people with autism..
AUTISM SOCIETY, GREATER HARRISBURG AREA CHAPTER
Promotes opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in the same valued life experiences as do other citizens.
800-244-2425, ext. 8408
PO Box 101, Enola.
GREATER HARRISBURG HEALTHY START
(Program of Hamilton Health Center)
Mission is to improve the health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women, their babies, families and the community by providing comprehensive supportive services in the communities where they live.
110 S. 17th St., Harrisburg
HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK
Mission is to provide diapers to children in need to keep children clean, dry, and healthy. To do that, Healthy Steps partners with local non-profit organizations who then provide the diapers free of charge to active participants of its program.
6400 Colchester Ave., Harrisburg
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE
PARENTS HELPING PARENTS
TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION
Offers programs to support families developing parenting skills, enhancing communication, school readiness and household management. Also offers one-on-one in-home education for parents of children 0-5 years of age, and a program just for dads.
1514 Derry St., Harrisburg
A federally funded program that provides nutrition services, breastfeeding support, health care and social service referrals, and healthy foods.
625 Forster St., 7 West Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg
Services available at Hamilton Health Center