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  


I am a volunteer of Maternal and Child Health Consortium and have assisted with various projects including delivering donations to families in need and assisting with various community events held at the Family Center. It is clear that MCHC takes pride in the services they provide and strives to ensure all children in Chester County have the opportunity to be healthy and happy.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been with the MCHC for a little while now and it's been a pleasure working with them. They have such a positive work environment that makes it a pleasure to be there. It's easy to tell that all of them are genuinely dedicated to helping their clients. I think more people should know about this organization and it's definitely important to spread the word! If you're looking for a non-profit to volunteer at this is the place!

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was looking for a quality volunteer experience in the area of West Chester where i am a student of West Chester University of PA and I found the best experience here. The staff here is so welcoming and ready to help all of their clients as soon as they can. There is never any hesitation when a job needs to get done or a goal needs to be met. When I started volunteering here I was not sure what to expect but it has been a great experience thus far. The staff is extremely helpful and never leads me in the wrong direction. I feel like I am a vital part of the team every time I walk through the doors and I appreciate coming here once a week to help in something as great as the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County. It is so great that it is not even a school requirement and I still continue to volunteer my time to this great nonprofit organization. Great place! :)

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with MCHC at the Coatesville Healthy Start program. I have been impressed with the level of professionalism and dedication of the women who work there. Their work with expectant mother and new mothers gives these women a sense of stability as they go through major life changes. I have also been impressed with the level of compassion they show the women and their families. Healthy Sart collaborates well with other social service providers in the area.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of this nonprofit is amazing! All the programs they offer in Chester County really help those women and families who need the help!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have had the pleasure of volunteering with MCHC through the family center in Kennett. The people who work there are all very dedicated to making a difference in the lifes of the families they serve. They have helped families lead healthier lives both physically and emotionally and their commitment to top quality education for the children they serve is commendable.

While I haven't taken part in many of the other projects MCHC runs, I have seen and heard about many of the incredible results and am very impressed with the wide reaching impact they have had.

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

witnessing the difference they have made in many lives.

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

find a way to publicize them more to the donating public.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with MCHC for over a year now and I am really proud to be a volunteer at their Family Center at Kennett Square. The caring and hard-working staff is really making a positive impact in every single family that walks through their doors.
MCHC is a wonderful organization.

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

while been volunteer at activities held for families in the community

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

i would not make any changes...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of assisting families to secure their child's safety seats into the family vehicle. The child safety seats are donated to each family by MCHC. I am a Child Passenger Safety Technician and I always educate the parents or caregivers on the correct use of the child safety seat before assisting with the installation and I witness how the MCHC Staff is always professional but with true dedication, care and compassion, they deal with each family individually according to that families needs. I am truly in awe of the staff and the services they provide to the community.

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

that I have witnessed the gratitude and satisfaction from the families after their dealings with MCHC.

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

employee more people to be able to provide services to a larger portion of the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with MCHC for many years, both as a funder and as a volunteer. I am constantly impressed by the work MCHC does, the level of commitment the entire organization has to the MCHC cause and Just how often I see people at MCHC going the extra mile to make sure their mission is accomplished. The Family Center in Kennet is exceptional and is serving a huge need both in identifying children who may show some developmental delays and connecting families to each other for additional support. I am always happy to help where ever I can to support MCHC.

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

I have seen the great work The Family Center in Kennet does and have worked on fund raising for MCHC

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

I don't have a change I would want to make

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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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