The mission of The Parenting Network is “to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse.”



The Parenting Network was established as a project of the Junior League of Milwaukee in 1976, and was incorporated as Parents Anonymous in 1977. The agency expanded our programs in the following two decades adding the Parent Helpline, peer support groups, and home visiting services.


In 1996, our name changed to The Parenting Network, reflecting the value of collaborative relationships as well as our commitment to strength-based, positive connections to families and to parent leadership.


Today, the agency serves families in the greater Milwaukee area through a continuum of prevention programs that are provided:


The Parenting Network works to empower anyone in a parenting role – mothers, fathers, grandparents or other relatives raising children, stepparents, foster parents, adoptive parents – to provide a safe and nurturing home for their children.


Most agency services are free, voluntary, confidential, and easily accessible. Outcome and demographic information about our services for the past year is included on our 2013 Picture of Services. Additional information can be found in our annual report, our newsletter archive, and in the News & Media section.