Methodist Healthcare Ministries provides practical support to help parents and guardians learn parenting skills so they will be more confident and competent leaders within their families.
Peer Parenting Program
Using evidence-informed curriculum and led by a parenting specialist, Peer Parenting Program (P3) brings together parents who have similar parenting needs to educate them on health and safety, child guidance and development, family management, personal development and other topics related to successful parenting.
P3 Young Families for parents ages 13 to 25.
P3 Growing Families for parents ages 26 and older, grandparents raising grandchildren, or other family members who take an active role in the parenting of children.
P3 Special Needs Group, for parents or caregivers raising children living with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities.
P3 groups are offered both in-person and virtually.
P3 groups meet once a week in-person at various locations around San Antonio. A complimentary meal and childcare are provided and transportation assistance is available on request.
Virtual classes are one hour and parenting specialists are available to assist with accessing Zoom.
Parents as Teachers® home visitation program
As a Parents as Teachers® affiliate, Methodist Healthcare Ministries provides bimonthly personal home visits to families and monthly group connection events focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. The program supports parents throughout pregnancy until their children enter school full-time providing health, hearing, vision and developmental screenings for eligible children using approved screening tools and methods. The program also connects families to resources and help them overcome any barriers to accessing those resources.
Enrollment is free. A complimentary meal is provided during monthly group connection events. Transportation assistance is available. English and Spanish visitations are available. The program is available in Bexar and Guadalupe counties.