Healthy Families • Strong Communities
NAPPR Empowers, Educates, and provides supportive services to build healthy Native American children and families.
Native American Professional Parent Resources, (NAPPR) Inc. is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was founded in 1981 as a joint project between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the New Mexico Deparment of Health to provide early intervention services to Native American families with young children experiencing developmental delays. Since that time, NAPPR has established itself as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and grown from serving approximately 30 Native American children/families in 6 Pueblo communities to serving 400+ Native and Non-Native American families across a four county area. In addition to direct services to families with young children in these four counties, NAPPR also serves a much wider geographic range through the Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center.
NAPPR now includes 5 distinct programs that aim to strengthen the communities we serve by increasing and supporting healthy families through a range of services. The original program—Early Intervention, continues to serve families (both Native and Non-Native American) who have infants/toddlers who are experiencing developmental delays or who have risk factors for developmental delays. NAPPR also provides Universal home visiting using a culturally based model for Native American families with children prenatal through age five, Early Head Start center and home based services for Native and Non-Native American families with children prenatal through age three, as well as support services for Indian Health Service funded Dental Clinics and Little Scholar's Academy center services Native and Non-Native American families with children 6 weeks through age five.
All programs and services are supported through a combination of state, federal, United Way, and private funding/donations.
Please navigate through the website to see more specific information for each program/service that NAPPR has to offer. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving NAPPR services, you may reach us via the “Contact Us” page on this website.
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