Universal Parenting Place
Delta Health Alliance opened the Delta’s first Universal Parenting Place (UPP) in the newly renovated wing of the Leland Medical Clinic on June 1, 2017, through a partnership with the Memphis-based ACE Awareness Foundation.
The Universal Parenting Place is a safe and secure space for parents to use with their children. They can talk, read books, do homework, play games or watch a movie. It is a great place for parents to simply relax with their children. In addition, because licensed counselors staff the center throughout the day, parents have access to professionals to help with questions or challenges they may have, no matter how large or small.
The UPP is open five days a week, professional staff is available whenever the center is open, appointments are not needed, and there is no cost involved. The center is offered to all in the community, no matter anyone’s income. UPP sites are dedicated to delivering practical information, guidance, and emotional support for family related issues or concerns. In addition to one-on-one parenting counseling, there are regularly scheduled open group sessions.
The pediatrician’s office is the place to go for children’s physical health, while the UPPs offer help for parents and caretakers who have concerns about their children’s emotional and behavioral health.