The PPI Program exists to provide comprehensive intervention services to pregnant and post-partum adult and adolescent females between the ages of 15-44 years of age that are experiencing substance related problems in Webb, Zapata, and Starr Counties.
The primary goal of the PPI Program is to reduce the incidence of alcohol and other drug exposure to unborn, newborn and young children and to facilitate a healthy lifestyle for all participants. The PPI Program concentrates on enhancing the total well-being of all participants (mother and children) and helps establish a clear vision concerning the importance of a drug-free lifestyle.
Primary services include screening and assessment, referrals to community resources, curriculum-based parenting education, case management, and contraception education.
PPI Full Services – Eligibility Criteria
Females that are pregnant or postpartum (at least 1 child must be 5 years of age or younger) and referred by DFPS.
Females that are pregnant or postpartum (at least 1 child must be 18 months of age or younger) and meet at least 1 high risk indicator.
Cost: Services are provided at no cost to participants.
PPI Parenting Education Only – Eligibility Criteria
Females that do not meet the criteria for full services.
Males (adolescent and adult) needing/requiring parenting education.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Jessica Paez, Program Director at 956-724-3177