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Phone: 215-972-0700
2000 Hamilton St Ste 205
Pennsylvania 19130

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Target demographics: Low-income pregnant women, families and children in Southeastern PA

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us deliver items to our program sites, make calls to current donors thanking them for support, or deliver holiday gifts to families.

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia, Pottstown, Norristown, Delaware County

Programs: Public Policy, Research and Evaluation, and Services for families, Early Head Start (MOMobile, Cribs For Kids, Community Based Education, and Parenting Education)

• Assessment of family needs and linkages to material support and resources
• Enrollment of children in low or no-cost health insurance programs and other public benefits, such as Food Stamps, WIC, and housing and child care subsidies
• Referrals to career training
• Comprehensive safe sleep education and the provision of cribs to families who cannot afford them
• Education on topics such as perinatal health, child development, parenting skills, nutrition, HIV prevention & testing, and lead poisoning prevention
• Referrals to and follow-up of prenatal, pediatric, dental, and women’s health care resources
• Referrals to behavioral health services, nutrition programs, housing, childcare, education, and other community resources
• Prenatal and post-partum depression screening. Where appropriate, intervention by our staff clinician, or referral to other professional resources
• Translation and cultural mediation

MOMobile® Family Advocates stay in touch with clients and track their progress in a number of ways throughout their pregnancy and birth. They visit clients at home and contact them by mail or phone. Home visits allow Family Advocates to observe clients’ parenting practices in a comfortable environment and then teach and model effective and appropriate parenting skills. By supporting parents from pregnancy through infancy, Family Advocates can monitor and encourage participation in regular prenatal care, postpartum, and well baby care. They help moderate crisis situations and assist clients in strengthening their family support networks.

Maternity Care Coalition's mission is to improve maternal and child health and well being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities.
MCC serves over 4,000 women and babies a year. Additionally, we are Pennsylvania's largest provider of Early Head Start services.

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MCC not only provides services to families through programs such as Cribs for Kids and Early Head Start but is also working hard to make long-lasting change in the Philadelphia community for all families in the Southeast Pennsylvania region with their work in policy and research. It is an all-... more »
I have over twenty-fine years professional experience in the fields of maternal child health and early childhhod education. For over twenty of those years MCC has been a local, and often national, leader in policy and practice. MCC's growth from a small grassroots organization to a mid-size non-... more »
This organization supports famiies with young children with material assistance (cribs), rides for medical care during pregnancy, early head start programs for young children, and education about breast feeding, child safety, and many other important topics. The staff and the leadership of the ... more »
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