Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews


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


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.

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Low-income families across Chester County, PA.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MCHC has served Chester County's women and children for 20 years. It was led by Pam Bryer, an excellent leader and fund raiser for those 20 years, and is now entering a new era with a brand new CEO. MCHC makes excellent use of its donors contributions with staff who are efficient, bilingual and so very dedicated to their clients. Let's honor Pam with this award.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege of working closely with MCHC for almost three years. I have witnessed the dedicated and talented staff work tirelessly to improve the lives of women and children in Chester County. In these times when the need is so great, I am heartened that an organization the caliber of MCHC is at work in my community.

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In visiting the Healthy Start sites and the Family Center, I have personally seen how MCHC’s services truly change the lives of women and children served.

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Provide additional funding to MCHC in order to further support the organization's outstanding services.

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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.

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

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