ParentCare is Secure Beginnings' specialized volunteer, community-based service that assists parents in their own homes during the first months of their baby’s life.
We are not meant to do this alone. This is a profound time of transition and development, and not just for babies. ParentCare is here to care for parents… not teach, not control or dictate how things should be. ParentCare is here to support the honorable and essential work of parenting.
Every family deserves the support of its community when a new baby is born. Mothers and fathers need to be cared for so they can care for their newborns.
We provide a circle of care around parents, so they can relax and bond with their babies. Secure early attachments are the basis for healthy adult relationships, so in nurturing the parents, we nurture the newborn, the family, the whole community.
Contact us to learn more about how to begin receiving ParentCare:
When a family inquires about this program, the program director will schedule a home visit to learn about the family and their needs. We then match one of our screened, trained, and supervised volunteers to the family for a three-month session of ParentCare.
Volunteers visit the family twice weekly in the first month, and once weekly for the second and third months. Each visit lasts approximately two hours.
The program also provides a wide array of resources and referrals including emotional care, breastfeeding and first feedings support, and other needs of the expectant and new family.
Families are encouraged to apply for ParentCare while pregnant.
ParentCare is not a babysitting service; rather, we are devoted to nurturing the nurturers.
The cost of ParentCare is $650 for three months of care. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for our sliding scale scholarship.
To pay via check, please mail your payment to Secure Beginnings, PO Box 285, Ojai, CA, 93024. Please indicate ParentCare and your name on the check.
To pay via credit card:
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