Imagine pregnancy and infant care with no support or financial resources.
Babies born into high stress environments face threats to their safety, their brain development and even their chances of staying alive.
The mission of Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership is to improve the lives of babies and their mothers by providing enhanced benefits for the renowned Nurse-Family Partnership program in New York City. The core program is supported by government grants, but additional resources are needed. We work side by side with the New York City staff to bring extra assistance to their clients.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership, which helps us meet client needs that the program is unable to address due to lack of philanthropic funding, insufficient staff time or both. The group has earned the admiration and gratitude of NYC NFP administrators and nurses across the city and, most importantly, is truly helping change the lives of clients and their children."
Roberta Holder-Mosely, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
All over the country Nurse-Family Partnership combats poor outcomes for young children by providing registered nurses to make regular home visits to first-time, low-income mothers at the time that makes the most difference--before a baby's birth until age two. The nurses offer information, guidance, support and encouragement related to health, parenting and maternal self-sufficiency. More than 40 years of research have proven that the results are life changing for both mothers and babies.
We increase the impact of the program on NYC clients.