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  

As the Marketing Manager for Scott Honda, over the last 4 years I have had the honor and privilege of donating and delivering over 600 winter jackets for preschool and elementary aged children. The amazing women who run the MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CONSORTIUM are the best. They are polite, organized and always very grateful for our donations and we know they are making sure the coats are going to children that really need them. Keep up the great work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's been over 15 years since I first encountered the Maternal and Child Health Consortium when Pam Bryer launched the organization and brought the "promotoras" model to Chester County - an affluent community with significant pockets of poverty, particularly for women of color. As the leader of another non-profit health provider and now a funder, I've watched Pam and her expanding crew of volunteers and staff tackle some of the most significant health and social problems facing poor women in our country - poor access to prenatal care, language barriers in health care, often missed postpartum depression, and the lack of health insurance. They stay with the tough old issues, but also are always on top of emerging issues in the field. As a funder, I value that they regularly keep us informed, that they never rest on their laurels, and that they exhibit compassion with the businesslike savvy that has kept them alive and growing for 20 years - despite the tough economy. They are one of the top quality, most effective non-profit organizations in the tri-state region around and including Philadelphia - and definitely one of the best women's organizations!

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... employing a former client of theirs who is a tremendous success story - as a mom and as a community leader.

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Give them the resources to expand their staff so that they can reach even more women than they already do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with MCHC for many years and have conducted several site visits, speaking with staff about their work. I have been most impressed by their passion and commitment to their work. They assist pregnant women and young familities to get the services and help they need to raise healthy infants and children. What could be more meaningful than that? Helping these young children early in life provides a strong foundation for their future lives and productivity. Strong and healthy families result in strong and healthy communities.

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I have listened to staff dexcribe their interventions with Latina women to help them navigate our system of services.

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Increase funding to broaden population served.

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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.

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

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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  

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!

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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.

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My involvement with the Phoenixville-East Pikeland MOMS club

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Nothing!

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