The Parent & Child Center Provides Needed Support Systems for Bristol’s Families

The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital is celebrating its 24th Anniversary this year. During the month of April, which is National Child Prevention month, they are conducting their annual Blue Ribbon Campaign for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The primary focus of the Center is on prevention of child abuse, neglect and family violence by providing support systems for families. The Center’s programs are designed to target several areas that have been identified as crucial to developing strong, nurturing families – these programs help parents and caregivers break the cycle of child abuse through positive parenting education, home visiting support and intervention.

To join the Parent & Child Center in their mission to help prevent child abuse during the Blue Ribbon Campaign this month, visit to make your tax deductible donation.

Parent Support Center
Families can “drop in” during program hours to discuss struggles and challenges in their lives. Utilizing our Resource Library, parents can:

  •  find information on an issue encountered with a child
  •  learn about services available to the community
  • obtain referrals to community agencies
  • have a “listening ear” from our qualified and skilled staff or volunteers

The Resource Library also includes books and videos that illustrate ideas for dealing with specific child behaviors and parenting issues.

The Caring Closet at the Parent & Child Center
The Caring Closet provides basic need items to low-income clients.

The Caring Closet
The Caring Closet offers basic need items – diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing and other baby items – to low-income clients. The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis. All items are supplied through community donations and may not always be in stock. Call The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital at 860.585.3481 for more information about signing up for this program.

The Center is open 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Thursday with limited Friday hours. We do suggest that you call before coming to the center as staff is not always available on-site during these hours.

Caring Closet Hours:
Drop-in hours are available on the following dates/times:
Monday – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Wednesday – 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Special evening hours are available:
Second Wednesday of each month – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital is actively looking for volunteers for several of its programs. If you would like to volunteer, please call 860.585.3481.

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