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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EIN 23-2775806
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be a board member for MCHC because I have seen first hand the difference it makes to the community we serve. The organization is highly attuned to the clients it serves and is very deliberate in knowing where they can make the most difference with the funding they have. It is a very warm, passionate and caring organization. As a mother of three, I really appreciate their goal of 'start healthy, stay healthy, and succeed in school which is what every mother wants for her child.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Maternal and Child Health Consortium is a top-notch, well-organized, and well-respected non-profit in the Chester County Community. It has given expecting mothers and their families hope, support, education, and resources with the goal of providing these babies with a safe and healthy start to life. I joined the Board because I believe in the organization's mission and have seen widespread results. I am proud to be a member of this amazing group.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member for 3 years. I am an OB/GYN nurse practitioner & have seen firsthand how important it is for women of childbearing age & their families to have invaluable support, both medically & psychosocially, during a childbearing experience. MCHC provides outstanding care for such families in Chester County. Their work is aboslutely vital to the communities they serve. One only has to look at the statistics about the birth weights of the infants born to the women who have participated in MCHC's programs to know that their efforts DO indeed work. The services MCHC provides families after their babies are born, such as the Family Center, directly support their mission of children starting healthy, staying healthy and succeeding in school. The staff is very dedicated to the community, working diligently to ensure the participants have the best outcomes possible.

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

As a nurse practitioner, I have provided gynecologic medical care for women who have participated in MCHC's programs, usually well after they had their babies. The women I saw reported healthy pregnancies with no complications, and their babies were born at normal weights.

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

provide ways for MCHC to have more recognition for all the hard work they do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been committed to the empowerment of women and children for my whole professional career. When I relocated to Chester County I learned of MCHC and the fabulous work they do in the community to serve this population. Now that I am on the Board, I can say that I have rarely encountered such a dedicated group of professional staff, volunteers and board members who really care about the mission of the organization. MCHC makes a real and demonstrated difference in the quality of life and health of those we serve.

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

the dedication of the staff and volunteers. The board regularly receives reports on the outcomes of the services, which are excellant. I have done site visits and seen first hand the difference MCHC makes.

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

Encourage more members of tthe community to become involved!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MCHC is an incrediably effective non profit that is filled with employees who effortlessly serve our community day in and out. I have been on the board for 6 years and I continue to be thoroughly amazed at the passion the employees have for the mission of this wonderful organization. MCHC provides health care for woman and children who are without these critially important services. Our Healthy Start Program continues to be a tremendous success. When I think about the amazing work this organization does to provide health services to our most crucial group of humans, hence children, it makes me very proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

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I have not personally received the services of the organization, however as a volunteer board member I have received testimonials from numerous people who have received these services. Many time they cry because they say they would have never been able to get through their pregnancy and early years of their childs life without the serivces of MCHC.

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

Have more funding readily available to continue their wonderful services

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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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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.

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Keep up the great work MCHC!

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