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Parent Resources

Parenting

Car Seat Checks: Parents and guardians are invited to go to Greenville Fire and Rescue Headquarters located at 500 S Greene St to have your car seat checked. They are available every Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Hopeful Beginnings: Hopeful Beginnings is a postpartum support group for new mothers. The group meets at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of each month at Vidant Wellness Center located at 2610 Stantonsburg Rd in Greenville. If you would like more information please call (252) 847-7439.


Child Development

Smart Start—Martin/Pitt Partnership For Children: Smart Start is a nationally recognized and award winning early childhood initiative. Supports parents, child care facilities, and educators through collaborative programs. Focus on ages birth to five years old the opportunity to experience quality early childhood education. Visit their website at www.mppfc.org or call (252) 756-1567 for more information.


Breastfeeding

Vidant Medical Center Breastfeeding Support: This is a support group for all breastfeeding moms. The group meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at Vidant Wellness Center. Child Care is available. If you would like more information please call (252) 847-7439

Pitt County Health Department—Better Beginnings Breastfeeding Program: This program offers breastfeeding education, and support for breastfeeding women. This program also loans out breast pumps for women who qualify. For more information, please call (252) 902-2381.


Child Services

Cell Testing and Counseling: Free sickle cell testing available to patients upon request by appointment. Counseling is offered to patients and family members with a positive sickle cell screening. For more information, please call (252) 902-2305. To make an appointment, please call (252) 902-2449.

TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center: This center offers children who have been physically and sexually abused, as well as parents “nurturance” parenting programs and education. Medical doctors and therapists help to provide exams, counseling, and referrals. For more information please call (252) 744-8334.

Safe Kids Pitt County: The following site has resources to prevent unintentional injuries. It also includes water safety, child passenger safety, and other child safety information. Visit https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-pitt-county or call (252) 847-8532 for more information.


Food

WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children: Provides federal grants to states for nutrition education and counseling, supplemental foods, referrals, and breastfeeding education and support for qualified children from birth to age 5 that are found to be at a nutritional risk. For more information please visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Greenville: Local food bank that serves Pitt and 10 surrounding counties. For more information please call (252) 752-4996 or visit http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Branch_Greenville