MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CONSORTIUM OF CHESTER COUNTY

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 30 W. Barnard Street Suite 1 West Chester PA 19382 USA

Mission: MCHC was created to ensure that all children in Chester County, PA have the opportunity to start healthy, stay healthy and succeed in school. Our flagship program, Healthy Start, works with low-income pregnant and parenting women to help them access the health care, health insurance, and health education they need. Healthy Start offers home visiting to participants and also has five sites countywide. MCHC's Kennett Square Family Center works with families in southern Chester County with children 0-5 to help prepare them with the developmental screening and skills they will need to succeed in kindergarten.
Target demographics: Low-income families across Chester County, PA.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

MCHC provides top-quality services to the most vulnerable members of our community, mothers and babies. The care they provide yields life-time benefits for the health of the children served. This non-profit provides significant care to our community, staffed by capable and compassionate people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the scope of services offered and in the communities in which they serve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

let more people know about what can be done to ensure the health of pregnant women and their newborns.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff at MCHC is, like any worthwhile non-profit, of the "roll up their sleeves and get it done!" variety. They work tirelessly for the women, children and families they support, helping underserved children in Chester County get a better start in life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing the testimonials of women who have benefited from the Healthy Start program

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to Montgomery County

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Expand into Montgomery County, where I live

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

MCHC is all about families, especially espectant moms and babies. I am a past board member, past president and past treasurer, but now operate on an advisory board/committee. MCHC is committed to healthy children, beginning in utero, and expecting healthy birth weights. They have made a difference in many lives of many families. Unhealthy babies result in a child who could have development issues and possibly problems for a lifetime. Those who have prenatal care take it for granted, but there are many people out there without it, and that shouldn't be a reality to anyone in the United States of America.

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Statistics we have compiled show that women in our program have a very large percentage of healthy weight babies. The family center is another program that gets young children ready for school. It has been very beneficial for these families in school readiness.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything I would change within the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this organization for many years and am proud to be a part of it. The health information and services to chester county women and children is outstanding and the board and staff are
dedicated to our mission to provide every baby with a healthy start. Anyone who can find the time to work with this organization and/or support their work will find it incredibly rewarding.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes necessary

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a newly-appointed board member, I am honored and thrilled to be a part of Maternal and Child Health Consortium's (MCHC) mission. MCHC has had and continues to have a tremendous impact on women and children in Chester County. The prenatal care and services MCHC provides to its participants ensures that the innocent babies born are given the healthy start and chance they deserve.

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Previously, I worked for another Chester County non-profit organization. I would routinely refer participants who were expecting to MCHC. MCHC helped these women access health insurance and obtain the prenatal care they so desperately needed. I am also fluent in Spanish and would not hesitate to refer Latinas to MCHC because it is a culturally-sensitive organization, and I knew they would get quality care, services, and assistance in Spanish.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep up the great work MCHC!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MCHC helps women at an extremely vulnerable time, learn and prepare for their child. It provides a wonderful community service and is staffed with amazing individuals!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

discussion with Pam

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

just reach more women

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful charity for moms and kids! If you can volunteer or donate to this charity, please do so.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My involvement with the Phoenixville-East Pikeland MOMS club

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

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