To strengthen parenting 
& to prevent child abuse.


All children are nurtured.

"Thank you to all of the wonderful friends, donors, and supporters of the work The Parenting Network has done over the years. You have helped us support parents and their families so they can raise successful children which in turn makes our community  stronger and healthier.

Joyce Felker

Executive Director

Guiding Principles




The original organization was established as a project of the Junior League of Milwaukee.

The project incorporated as Parents Anonymous. The organization expanded to meet a growing need and included the Parent Helpline (formerly called the Parent Stressline), peer support groups and home visiting services.

The Parents Anonymous name was changed to The Parenting Network to reflect the value of collaborative relationships as well as a committment to strength-based, positive connections to families and to parent leadership.

The Parenting Network is always growing and changing to meet the needs of the community and reflect the times. TPN's logo and website has evolved, taking on a contemporary look and feel, however, our core mission to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse remains at the heart of our mission.


Meet Our Board

Board members are volunteers who are committed to the mission of the organization, devote professional and personal skills to strengthen the agency, are involved actively with fund development and serve on at least one standing committee: Executive Committee, Board Governance, Fund Development & Communications, Program Committee, and Golf Event Committee.



Chad Hendrickson, President

Harley Davidson

Kristin Carlson, Secretary

Certified Business Coach

Bob McCormick, Treasurer

Douglas Dynamics

Aaron Boettcher

Apex Systems

John Buresh
Johnson Bank

Cyril Hunte

Advocate Aurora Health Care

Deidre Garrett


Robert Krieghoff

Weigel Broadcasting Company

Lisa Rios 


Allyson Schrader

Northwestern Mutual

Richard Traner

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Liset Vazquez

Principal Financial Group

Parent Helpline (414) 671-0566

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

IMPACT 2-1-1 responds after hours

© 2019 The Parenting Network

The Parenting Network is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors.


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Milwaukee, WI 53210