For YouFor ChildrenFor Family
For you
Come to Parenthesis to take a break, to learn through on-site workshops, or to share your parenting experiences with other parents.
For your children
Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms are available for young children. With their friends, children learn about themselves and the world around them in a developmentally appropriate environment.
For your family
Because families come in so many shapes and sizes, we offer programs tailored to fit your interests and circumstances.

Welcome to Parenthesis Family Center

Who Do We Help?

Parenthesis Family Center (a 501c3 organization) offers just the right resource to meet your family's needs. Whether you are a single parent, a teen parent, new to the community, new to parenthood or just overwhelmed by the demands of your busy family the information or service you might need is just a phone call or email away!

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Parenthesis Spotlight




Lisa Kitzman, Heidi Lynch, Julie Mann, Deb Poe and Cindy Traczyk

How did your group come together to help out Parenthesis?

We have had a dinner club where we assign a dish to everyone so the host only has to make one main dish.  We wanted to take our joy of cooking beyond just a fun night for 5 couples. We loved the idea of cooking for women who are trying to raise children alone and who could certainly use a night off of their chores.  Lisa Kitzman has long been a Parenthesis supporter, and helps with the Kitchen Walk every year.   I am a counselor at OPRF, and when Ann Puccetti told me about the group for teen moms and the single moms, I asked how I might be able to help out. Our dinner club seemed like the perfect group to cook a meal together. When I brought it up, everyone was really excited and has been on board ever since.

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