Parenting is the most important and challenging job there is

Our vision is to provide parenting education to EVERY parent in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Your support is integral to us ensuring that all children are raised by nurturing, skilled parents.

Support Strong Healthy Families

"Parenting Now is a community investment of the most priceless kind: an investment in the preservation of nurturing family life, which ought to be the birthright of every child."  Former University of Oregon President David Frohnmayer

Ways To Give

A donation to Parenting Now is an effective investment in strengthening families and preventing child abuse.

Fundraising Events

Support Parenting Now by attending one of our upcoming fundraising events, both in-person or virtually.

Get Involved

Parenting Now relies on corporate partnerships, volunteers, and interns to help us carry out our mission.

Our Mission:

Provide the local and global community of parents and educators the tools and resources to create and sustain healthy, safe environments for children.

Your Donation Makes An Impact

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What Families Are Saying

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“I had no idea how valuable the emotional support would be to me. Having others on the journey is wonderful.”

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“I have gained confidence and knowledge and feel my child and I are more of a team.”

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“Parenting Now was the best thing that could have happened to me. It was the only support I had.”

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“Parenting Now became a family for me. The support, information, and nurturing allowed me to relax and trust my abilities to parent. 

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“The most important thing that I gained is confidence that I am doing my best as a father.”

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“It is not an overstatement to say that the First Three Years program changed my life.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Compensation for Parenting Now's Executive Director is set by the board of directors. It is determined by market analysis of similar positions and responsibilities, tempered by budget constraints.

Nearly 100,000 local parents and their children have benefited from Parenting Now's programs and services. We serve more than 1,000 parents and children each year. Our nationally recognized parenting education curricula are used at more than 900 sites in 48 states and counting!

For every dollar you donate, 73 cents goes directly to Parenting Now’s programs and services supporting families.

For most new parents, a baby changes life dramatically. Parents want to do a good job raising their children, yet not all parents have the support they need. New parents may feel isolated and frustrated about their abilities or just want to share the excitement of the daily changes in their lives with someone who understands. Most parents find it helpful to become part of a supportive Parenting Now group where they can learn about child development and share information with other new parents. As an added bonus, participants in most Parenting Now groups remain friends for years! In a recent Parenting Now survey, 100% of the parents who participated said they would recommend the organization to a friend, and 97% said it helped them become a better parent.

Yes! As a nonprofit organization, donations to us are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 93-0706557.

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For more information, contact kgaines@parentingnow.org

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