The City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services Department started overseeing the Parent & Child Program/Center in August 2020. Originally managed by Bristol Health, the Parent and Child Program (PCP) is now located in the Youth and Community Services building, located at 51 High St. in Bristol.

The Parent and Child program strives to support every family that comes through their doors by providing information, programs, and services that assist parents in raising healthy and happy children. Programs range from learning about pregnancy and being a parent, to teaching your children literacy skills, to classes on healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle.

The Caring Closet helps meet the immediate basic needs of families by supplying diapers, wipes, baby wash, formula and clothing for children. Income eligible families can receive these basic need items free of charge. Services are intended for clients that are experiencing difficulty meeting their daily needs. The program operates on a first-come, first served basis. All items are supplied through community donations and may not always be in stock.