Edmond Women’s Club donates $5,500 grant to Parent Promise

The Edmond Women’s Club recently donated $5,500 to Parent Promise to provide emergency resources to families served by Parent Promise’s home visitation program.

“We are so grateful to the Edmond Women’s Club for their support,” said Sherry Fair, executive director of Parent Promise. “In some cases, our families face some challenging situations where they need help with diapers, school uniforms or backpacks and supplies and services or even emergency utility assistance. This grant will help us provide those items to our families and help take that stress off the family.”

Parent Promise works with families with children from 0-12 in helping them learn to provide a positive home environment for their children. The mission of Parent Promise is to prevent child abuse or neglect by providing education and support.

“Most parents want to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home for their families,” Fair said. “However, some families need a little help, and that is what we are here for.”

Parent Promise provides trained parent educators to work with 150-170 families each year. Families receive scheduled home visits where they are mentored on child development, basic baby and child health care, positive parent-child interaction, as well as family goal setting and monitoring.

“Parent Promise provides opportunity and hope and helps build resiliency in families,” Fair said. “We help families become more self-sufficient and less dependent on state services.”

Parent Promise, a 501 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 1988 as the Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Oklahoma. The organization later merged with Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma and changed its name to Parent Promise.