Family-sized support.

Agape Nurturing Parenting Program

The Child and Parenting Skills (CAPS) program in Shelby County is provided to under-resourced city of Memphis communities in Whitehaven, Hickory Hill, Raleigh, and Frayser. The program's purpose is to provide psychoeducational peer support groups employing a family-centered, evidence-based curriculum (Nurturing Parenting Program) designed to build positive parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglectful parenting and child-rearing practices. The program’s goals are to support and strengthen at-risk families, create healthy parent-child bonds, increase safety, and enhance the development of children between the ages of 0 to 8 years, which will ultimately prevent child abuse and neglect.

Eligibility Requirements

A certified Nurturing Parenting Program Instructor presents the Nurturing Parent Program curriculum. These parenting classes are offered free of charge in locations convenient to eligible participants, i.e., residents of the communities of Whitehaven, Hickory Hill, Raleigh, and Frayser who have at least one child 0-8 years old. The target population includes recently homeless families who continue to be at risk for homelessness, pregnant and parenting teenagers, and separated or unmarried fathers. Program partnerships are comprised of parents, community and faith-based organizations and government agencies working to improve outcomes for children, youth and families. Classes are community-based, interactive, and support the development of parent leadership in advocating for the protection and well-being of children in their communities.

How to get started

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Ages Served

Under 12 Months

Ages 1-10


3160 Directors Row
Memphis, TN 38131
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm with some evening and weekend classed available