Prenatal and Parenting Programs

Strong Families Start with Beautiful Beginnings

Providing programs and support for moms-to-be, fathers, new parents and single parents.

Having a baby can be the best time of your life but it can also be a stressful time. That is why, at CSS, we have a group of trained Parent Educators who are all about helping parents get what they need to raise healthy, happy, strong kids.

What we do

Diapers
Visit one of our pantries to hear about our programs and receive diapers, wipes, formula and food for your baby – all at no cost to you.

Education
Get the most up to date information on how to care and parent your little one. Our team of Parent Educators hold ongoing workshops on topics like: safe sleeping, breastfeeding basics, what to expect in the delivery room, bath time basics and so much more

Support
Contact us and speak to a professional one on one about anything you want about your pregnancy. (Believe us – we have heard it all and we have the answers)

Lady’s Locker
A personal items pantry for women, by women! Shampoo/Conditioner, body wash, tampons/pads, nail care items, etc. Contact a location closest to you to schedule an appointment today!

Special Events
CSS hosts all kinds of events for parents in the community whether it is your first baby or your twelfth – join us for food, fun and baby stuff

Free Confidential Tests
We offer free, confidential and no judgement pregnancy testing at all of our locations – call to schedule an appointment today

Getting Ready for Baby
We know that getting ready for baby is costly and can seem overwhelming at times. We can help with that. We have baby boutiques that offer baby items with things like clothing, bottles, books, bouncers, car seats, cribs and so much more. Speak to a staff member to see how you can get what you need before you bring the baby home from the hospital.

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Our Locations

Bucks County Family Service Center

100 Levittown Parkway
Levittown, PA 19054
Telephone: 215.945.2550
Map & driving directions

Services Offered: Parenting/Pregnancy support, Rental/Mortgage/Utility Assistance (Funding when available), Mary’s Cupboard Food Pantry (215.949.1991–call for appointment), Lady’s Locker, Diaper Pantry, Counseling through Catholic Clinical Consultants, and Special Monthly Events (such as virtual Safe Sleeping Class, virtual Bathtub Safety Class, and virtual Baby Showers

Classes Offered: All classes currently Virtual through Zoom – Classes offered by Parent Educators: Stephanie Tokarski (stokarski@chs-adphila.org) and Margarita Ramos (mramos@chs-adphila.org)

  • Pea in a Pod Prenatal (Tuesdays @ 10) – taught by Stephanie
  • The Main Event Labor and Delivery (Tuesdays @ 11) – taught by Stephanie
  • Moms of Multiples (Every other Wednesday @ 12:15) – taught by Stephanie
  • Little Miracles Infant Care (Thursdays @ 10) – taught by Stephanie
  • Breast Friends Breast Feeding (Thursdays @ 11) – taught by Stephanie
  • Becoming a Mom (Tuesdays @ 10 and 1 – Spanish) – taught by Margarita
  • Bonding with Baby (Thursdays @ 10 and 1 – Spanish) – taught by Margarita

Casa del Carmen Family Service Center

4400 N. Reese Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 267.331.2500
Map & driving directions

Services Offered: Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance (Funding permitting), Food pantry, Diaper pantry, Baby Boutique, Help Line, Document Assistance

Classes Offered:

  • Injoy Health Education Pregnancy to Parenthood (Mondays @ 1 – Spanish)
  • Injoy Health Education Pregnancy to Parenthood (Thursdays @ 10:30 – Spanish)
  • Injoy Health Education Pregnancy to Parenthood – Bathtub Safety (Wednesdays @ 10:30 – English)
    • Taught By: Aimee Cantwell, Parenting and Pregnancy Educator acantwell@chs-adphila.org
    • IMPORTANT: Class starts Wednesday, April 8th 2021

Delaware County Family Service Center

130 E. 7th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Telephone: 1.610.279.7372
Map & driving directions

Services Offered: Pregnancy/Parenting Support, Diaper Pantry (first Wednesday of the month; 10-3), Mommy Giveaways (T, TH, F – 10-12 – only for pregnant moms), Baby Clothing Boutique (for those who attend class), Coffee Club (T, TH – 9-10), Martha’s Choice Market (M, W – 9-12) Public Bathroom, Shower, and Laundry Facilities (M-F – 9-4), Fax Services (M-F – 9-4), Mailing Address Services (M-F – 9-4)

Classes Offered: All classes are currently virtual

  • Prenatal class – Monday @ 1pm
  • Parenting class – Wednesday @ 1pm

The Cenacle at Padre Pio Center

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, please call:
Fredeswinda Rodriguez
267 453-0090  or  267 331-2472
Services are provided by appointment only

The Cenacle at Padre Pio Center is a family nurturing center designed to support pregnant women, new parents, families and extended families as they build their skills as the first teachers in the life of a child. Services include pregnancy and parenting education, food and diaper pantries, health literacy, educational workshops, and other supportive services. Through partnership with the ProLife Union of Greater Philadelphia we help build a Culture of Life where every life is respected and protected.

Northeast Family Service Center

7340 Jackson St.
Philadelphia, PA  19136
Telephone: 215.624.5920
Map & driving directions

Services Offered: Nurturing Parenting, Parent Café, The Pregnancy Café, Cribs for Kids, Diaper Pantry, Bath Tub Safety Workshop, Car Seat Program, Pre-Natal Workshop (Virtual by Zoom), Post Natal Workshop (Virtual by Zoom), Clothing Cuties, Lady’s Locker, Out of School Time Program, Emergency Food Cupboard, Clarifi, Catholic Clinical Consultants, CareerLink, and BenePhilly Services

Classes Offered:

  • Prenatal – Understanding Your Pregnancy (Monday @ 11:00am – Spanish)
  • Postnatal – Understanding Your Newborn (Tuesday @ 6:00pm – English)
  • Parenting – Nurturing Parenting (Tuesday @ 11am)
  • Prenatal – Understanding Your Pregnancy (Wednesday @ 11:00am – English)
  • Prenatal – Understanding Your Newborn (Thursday @ 11:00am – English)
  • Stress Relief (Thursday @ 11:00am)
  • Bath Tub Safety (Held once a month)
  • Miscellaneous Topics – Breast Feeding, Helping Parent’s Deal with Stress, Staying Safe While Staying Home, Potty Training, The Importance of Reading to Your Child, etc. (Held on Special Occasions)

Southwest Family Service Center

6214 Grays Street
Philadelphia, PA 19142
Telephone: 215.724.8550
Map & driving directions

Services Offered: Information about WIC services for pregnant moms and children, Food Pantry, Diaper Pantry, BenePhilly Services, Rent/Utility (When available), Lady’s Locker (feminine hygiene pantry) Parenting Programs

Other helpful links:

Many Hands, Many Hearts: Pastoral and Social Service Support for Family Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vm1HIds3wI

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