Partners In Parenting (PIP)
Aftercare Preventive Services
Understanding and support can make all the difference for parents of children with severe disabilities. NAC offers a range of safety-net services for these families’ on-going needs.
After a family achieves stability and there is no longer a risk of abuse/neglect or foster care placement, they may enter NAC's Partners In Parenting (PIP) program. Aftercare prevention is a vital resource to help parents maintain stability. NAC understands that low-income families of children with severe disabilities and chronic illnesses have on-going needs for one or more types of support services.
Parents of a child with a disability must constantly advocate to keep services in place. Coordination of a multitude of healthcare providers is an overwhelming task and supportive peers are difficult to find. When a crisis arises, it is helpful to have someone to call who can point a family in the right direction, answer questions and meet needs. The PIP Program provides the help that can deter a crisis and improve the overall health and well being of the family.
The following services are offered through PIP on an as-needed basis:
- Information, referral and advocacy
- Intensive case management and support
- Licensed medical and mental health clinic
- Educational advocacy and support
- Early Intervention Services
- Parenting education and parent-child interaction groups
- Mentoring and youth development programs
- Therapeutic counseling and recreational children's groups
- Art, music & drama therapy
- Sibling services
- Home health aide services and/or respite care referrals.
- Legal & housing advocacy
- Vocational support & advocacy
- Summer camp placement and support
- Wheelchair-accessible transportation services
- Food, clothing and toy bank
- Financial aid for emergencies or the purchase of special equipment
- 24 hour crisis hotline
To find out more about PIP: Contact the Director of PIP 212-696-1550 or via email at pip@NacKidsCan.org.
Felicia, NAC parent
The percentage of families in the PIP program that maintained or improved their employability with at least one parent working or in school.
NAC Kids Can
NAC has helped over 100 children with disabilities and chronic illnesses make their college dreams come true.