Click here for a comprehensive directory of home visiting programs that support pregnant and parenting families of young infants in Philadelphia. Listed by zip code.
MOMobile HFA supports families from pregnancy through age 3 by providing in-home case management, family support, and health education. Community health workers link pregnant women and their families to prenatal care, health care, behavioral health services, early intervention services, and other community resources. Services in Spanish and English. 267-773-5130
The Parent-Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) works with families with children between 16 months and four years old, over a two-year period. A trained community-based Early Learning Specialists visits twice a week for 30 minutes to help parents get their children ready for school. Parents will also receive dozens of books. To enroll families residing in 19121, 19122, 19132, and 19133 . please contact: Jennifer Bradshaw at 215-817-4049
To enroll Latino and African immigrant families in South and Southwest Philadelphia, please contact: Vanessa Ruiz at 267-361-7878
Nurse Family Partnership is a nurse home visiting program for women having their first baby. The Nurse-Family Partnership provides regular home visits with a registered nurse during pregnancy, these visits continue until the baby is two years old. To qualify, participants must be having their first baby, be no more than 28 weeks pregnant, want to participate, live in Philadelphia, and meet the income requirements. There is no cost for the program. Program goals are as follows: improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development, improve families’ economic self-sufficiency. Our program services all Philadelphia zip codes. To enroll in the program, please call 215-287-2114 .
The Healthy Start program provides case management, home visiting, and health education to help pregnant women get the care they need to have healthy babies. Operated by Phila. Dept. of Public Health (call 215-685-2457) , Momobile (call 267-773-5120) and Einstein (call 1-800-346-7834)
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A child development and family support program for pregnant women living in Philadelphia and families with children less then 3 years old. Provides weekly parent-child interaction in the family’s home, play groups twice a month, and info on health and nutrition. Click below to find one close to you.
The Maternal Wellness Center provides free or low-cost holistic birth education, yoga, nutrition counseling, massage and psychotherapy as well as other support services to pregnant women in financial need. 406 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave- call 215-888-7698 for more information.
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If you’re struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding, contact us.
Call our warmline at 1.888.431.BABY (2229) for telephone support nationwide.
Free weekly text messages to help mother’s through their pregnancy and through the baby’s 1st year. Text BABY to 511411 or BEBE for Spanish.
ELECT (Education Leading to Employment Career Training) Teen Parent Classrooms help pregnant and parenting teens finish their high school education and plan for college and/or employment after high-school. The ELECT staff provides academic and social service support, case management, home visits and group activities. For more information call 215-400-4250.
Offers a free 20 week parenting education program designed for teens 15-19 years old, who are caring for their children ages 3 and under- also operates The Family Project that helps all families with young children by offering various career programs, public assistance and food resources, day care referrals and housing information- 415 S. 15th Street-215-875-8200
CHC sponsors free childbirth classes, support groups, career counseling and other advocacy services to teens throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties at dozens of locations. Call (215) 348-9770 or visit website
Provides a wide variety of Power to Parent workshops for parents including teen mothers and fathers. Classes consist of year long school based programs, 12 week sessions, and assorted short term workshops. Programs focus on helping both parents and their children achieve their full potential. All services are provided free of charge. For information call 215-496-9780 X 203
A comprehensive teen-mother education and life skills program for teen mothers ages 13-21- can receive education planning, parenting skills, life skills, employment skills, and housing assistance- meets at 4700 Wissahickon Ave- 215-462-5998 and 215-921-9672
Program that seeks to empower young mothers 13-21 years old with the skills necessary to compete in the workforce- GED prep., money skills- 152 West Lehigh Ave.- 215-425-7800, ext 309
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A national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or mood disorders associated with pregnancy- 1-800-944-4PPD
Informative panthlet from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Post Partum Depression.
If mother is not ready to keep a baby under 28 days old, and if baby unharmed, parent can take child to any hospital in Pennsylvania and parent won’t get in trouble. Child youth agency will find a family for the baby-Confidential Toll-Free Hotline: 1-888-510-BABY
Free breastfeeding support and community doula (labor support) services for women and families. Doulas provide culturally-connected support to women and families during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and the weeks after birth. Breastfeeding support is provided by Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs). Services available in English and Spanish. 215-386-3804.
WIC knows that breast feeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Call 1-800-743-3300 for information on braest feeding or breast milk.
This is a Nonprofit center staffed by Board Certified Lactation Consultants to address breastfeeding problems. Appts. necessary, sliding scale used to determine payment. 1355 Old York Road, Suite 101. 215-886-2433.
Peer help with nursing. Call 8am-11pm. 215-572-8044.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is involved in breastfeeding promotion in many ways including publishing thier annual Philadelphia Breastfeeding Resource Handbook.
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Click here for the Philadelphia Breastfeeding Resource Handbook