Pregnancy Resources and Infants
WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old. Multiple centers across the county. Call for appointment call (786) 336-1300.
Young Parent Project
Based on Juvenile court referral The Young Parents Project provides home visiting support to the teen and baby by the by a professional team consisting of a Social Worker, Nurse and Infant Mental Health Specialist. call (305) 638-6774.
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ACOG Post partum Depression Information
Informative pamphlet from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Post Partum Depression.
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Catholic Charities – Healthy Start
Offers FREE parenting skill classes, child birth education, breastfeeding, counseling, nutrition education and smoking cessation classes. 3675 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33133. Phone: (305) 854-9712.
Children’s Home Society of Florida
This is a FREE community based, voluntary home visiting program designed to enable children to grow up healthy, safe and nurtured. Services are provided by family support workers who work with the parents to promote positive parent- child interactions, healthy child development, and to enhance family functioning and problem solving skills. The family support worker also links families to health and support services. Families are enrolled in the program either prenatally or at the time of birth to the child’s fifth birthday. 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 210, Miami, FL 33137. Call (305) 637-5083.
Depression After Delivery, Inc.
national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or mood disorders associated with pregnancy. Call 800-944-4PPD.
HealthConnect In The Early Years (HCITEY)
A FREE voluntary home visitation program providing health education, prevention, and support to improve maternal health, pregnancies outcomes, infant and toddler health and development for teens and first time moms regardless of their socioeconomic or legal status, or geographic location in Miami-Dade County. 701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 1401, Miami, FL 33135. Phone: (305) 646-6868.
Maternal / Child Health Care Healthy Start Program
The Healthy Start system of care seeks to assure that all women have access to prenatal care screening and risk appropriate care, and that all children up to age 3 have access to services that promote a mechanism to identify and address increased risk whether medical, psychosocial or environmental. Healthy Start services in Miami-Dade County include risk factor screening, care coordination, nutritional support and education, smoking cessation and psychological counseling, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting support, and education and home visits. call (305) 541-0210.
MedEd Post Partum Depression
An online resource guide on Post Partum Depression for health care professionals and families.
Mom Care Program
Provides free case management services, assistance in locating community resources, assistance in selecting a prenatal care provider, referral services for pregnant women for transportation, childbirth education, WIC referrals, family planning, and other referrals for those who qualify. 701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 1401, Miami, FL 33135. Phone: (305) 541-0210.
Teen Age Parenting Program (TAPP)
TAPP is a program for teenagers at risk of becoming parents, pregnant teens, teenagers with babies 0-5 yrs old. It is a step-by-step educational and hands on program providing prenatal well-care education for expecting mothers, partenting techniques for future parents and for parents with children 0 -5 years old. 15490 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33169. Phone: (305) 722-5363 x 2016.
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