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Pregnancy Resources and Infants

Philly Families CAN- Free support for families prenatally to 3 years old

Free support and expertise for new parents where you’re most comfortable – at home! Free Support Professionals that
will be there to provide you the help and resources you need to keep you and  your baby healthy during your pregnancy as well as up to 3 years old.  Go to https://phillyfamiliescan.com/ or call 215-685-4701 about this amazing program. Health professionals can also refer families by clicking https://www.preenrollment.info/form/pfcanreferral.
Flyer click here  in Spanish here

Directory of home visiting programs

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 Healthy Families America (Maternity Care Coalition)

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
maternitycarecoalition.org/momobile

The Parent-Child Home Visiting Program

ParentChild+ 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 receive 46 books and toys over two cycles of the Program. All visits are currently conducted virtually due to COVID.

To enroll families in North Philadelphia contact: Anieka Mukhtar at 267-361-7877
To enroll Latino and African immigrant families in South and Southwest Philadelphia contact: Loyda Guzman at 215-219-8985

To enroll families in West Philadelphia contact Monica Allison at 267-666-8661

Eligibility Criteria

Nurse-Family Partnership

 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 .
www.nursefamilypartnership.org/

Healthy Start

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)
Click here for provider by zip code.

www.phila.gov/health/MCFH/HealthyStart.html
maternitycarecoalition.org/momobile/#healty-start-momobile
Provider referral form

Early Head Start

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.
www.ehsnrc.org/index.htm

New Parent News from Kidshealth Free email texts

Click here to get free emails texts about your pregnancy as well as newborn, infant safety and health.

Fussy Baby Network

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.
www.erikson.edu/fussybaby

Safe Sleep Philly

Great website from Phila. Dept of Public health with infant safe sleep info, materials, and links to getting a free Pack ‘n Play. safesleepphilly.org

Text for Baby

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.
www.text4baby.org

ELECT Teen Parent Program

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.

https://www.philasd.org/face/programs-services/elect/
ELECT Referral Form

Turning Points for Children-Time Out for Teens and Tots

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
www.turningpointsforchildren.org/

Educating Communities for Parenting

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
www.ecparenting.org

The Lighthouse

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

Postpartum Mood Disorders Resource List

Find expert help for postpartum depression, baby blues and support In Philadelphia. Click below.
Click here for resources

Depression After Delivery, Inc.

A national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or mood disorders associated with pregnancy- 1-800-944-4PPD
www.postpartum.net/

Postpartum Depression Phillly

Helpful website for resources for families with postpartum depression. Click here for info ppdphilly.com

ACOG Post partum Depression Information

Informative info from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Post Partum Depression.https://www.acog.org/patient-resources/faqs/labor-delivery-and-postpartum-care/postpartum-depression

Safe Haven

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
safehaven.tv/states/pennsylvania/

Philly Loves Breastfeeding Site and Resources

Check out this great site from Dept. of Public Health https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/get-health-care-and-support/family-and-childrens-health-care/get-breastfeeding-support/. Great resources for families including help lines and healthcare providers. Hotline for breastfeeding questions call 1-800-994-9662

Maternity Care Coalition Breastfeeding and Community Doula Program

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.
maternitycarecoalition.org/breastfeeding

WIC Breastfeeding Program

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.
http://www.northwic.org/

Breast Feeding Resource Center

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.
www.breastfeedingresourcecenter.org

Nursing Mother’s Advisory Council

Peer help with nursing. Call 8am-11pm. 215-572-8044.
www.nursingmoms.net

Phila Dept of Health Breast Feeding Promotion Division

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is involved in breastfeeding promotion in many ways including publishing thier annual Philadelphia Breastfeeding Resource Handbook.
www.phila.gov/health/mcfh/BreastfeedingPromotion.html
Click here for breastfeeding plans in multiple languages
Philadelphia Breast Feeding Directory

Breast Feeding Library

Click below for info on breast feeding your infant.
https://www.ameda.com/education


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