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Happy Parents Mentoring Program

The happy parents mentoring program is a one-on-one program designed to provide support for mothers and fathers as they begin to discover the ups and downs of parenthood. Whether your child is a newborn, toddler or of school age, the program's aim is to fit it to your situation. As you develop a relationship with your mentor, we hope that you will feel that the Cortland and Ithaca Pregnancy Centers are a place where you can express any individual parenting need or concern.

As a participant, you will meet with a trained counselor for six sessions and cover a variety of topics designed to help the parent with coping skills, goal setting, discipline and many other issues.

Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • Goals for parents and how to achieve those goals
  • Developing desired character traits
  • How to be happy and satisfied
  • Developing good self-esteem
  • Meeting Physical, Emotional, Relational and Spiritual needs
  • The Do's and Don'ts of discipline
  • The Teachable Moment
  • Television vs. Reading Books


Other topics may be incorporated into each session depending on the individual need of the parent.

Once the parent completes a minimum of six sessions, he or she may choose one of the following as a graduation gift:

A Stroller, Pack-n-Play, High Chair, Bouncy Seat or Swing


210 W. Green St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
4 Church St.
Cortland, NY 13045

Contact Us Ithaca: 607-273-4673
Cortland: 607-753-3909

Hours of Operation *Both centers are closed Saturday and Sunday Ithaca Pregnancy Center
Mon-Fri: 10-5pm

Cortland Pregnancy Center
Mon-Thur: 10AM-5PM
Fri: 10AM-2PM