TFNB named Nurse-Family Partnership the fifth Charity Champion of the 2017 season. NFP is a nonprofit that helps women who are pregnant with their first child be the best mom possible.
Nurse-Family Partnership provides moms with her very own personal nurse to guide her to achieve her goals and feel prepared and confident about becoming a mom for the first time. Each Nurse-Family Partnership nurse provides a new mom with expert information and advice to help her manage the demands of being a mom – from pre-birth until the child turns two years old.
The nonprofit needs help from supporters including 40 Ingenuity 3 in 1 high chairs priced at $69 each; driver’s license training at Austin Driving school for 12 young ladies at $420 per person and GED testing for 10 students at $200 each.
In her Charity Champion nomination, Nurse-Family Partnership program coordinator Daryl Meyer wrote:
We are an evidence-based program partnering bachelor prepared nurses with first-time moms while they are pregnant–and continuing this relationship until the infant turns two years old. We serve these young mothers in their home, empowering them to become strong women and better parents. This model has shown to break the generational poverty cycle and to create healthier children — better prepared for school, and more financially secure families. We encourage the woman’s personal growth and goal setting as they are choosing to be healthier as pregnant mothers–delivering healthier babies. The youngest mom we currently serve is 14 years old and the oldest is 37–but all are first-time moms.
Along with the on-field presentation at the Texas vs. Baylor game on October 28, 2017, TFNB will fund a marketing campaign to raise awareness about Nurse-Family Partnership and also pay for staff training and leadership development for the nonprofit provided by 360 Solutions.
Meyer hopes Charity Champions will let every mom know that TFNB cares about our women, our community and about our future generation. “We hope to build our name in the community as a Nurse Home Visitor support system for first-time mothers,” said Meyer. “Our goal is to educate and support these new mothers as women and as parents.”
Nurse-Family Partnership is located throughout Texas. Locally, enrollment is open to women pregnant with their first child, who live in McLennan County and meet the financial need requirement.
About Nurse-Family Partnership
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free community healthcare program that provides pregnancy and parenting support to first-time mothers from nurses who visit their homes beginning in early pregnancy through the child’s second birthday. Visit https://www.bswhealth.com/