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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Maternity Care Coalition's mission is to improve maternal and child health and well being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities.

Results: MCC serves over 4,000 women and babies a year. Additionally, we are Pennsylvania's largest provider of Early Head Start services.

Target demographics: Low-income pregnant women, families and children in Southeastern PA

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia, Pottstown, Norristown, Delaware County

Programs: Public Policy, Research and Evaluation, and Services for families, Early Head Start (MOMobile, Cribs For Kids, Community Based Education, and Parenting Education) • Assessment of family needs and linkages to material support and resources • Enrollment of children in low or no-cost health insurance programs and other public benefits, such as Food Stamps, WIC, and housing and child care subsidies • Referrals to career training • Comprehensive safe sleep education and the provision of cribs to families who cannot afford them • Education on topics such as perinatal health, child development, parenting skills, nutrition, HIV prevention & testing, and lead poisoning prevention • Referrals to and follow-up of prenatal, pediatric, dental, and women’s health care resources • Referrals to behavioral health services, nutrition programs, housing, childcare, education, and other community resources • Prenatal and post-partum depression screening. Where appropriate, intervention by our staff clinician, or referral to other professional resources • Translation and cultural mediation MOMobile® Family Advocates stay in touch with clients and track their progress in a number of ways throughout their pregnancy and birth. They visit clients at home and contact them by mail or phone. Home visits allow Family Advocates to observe clients’ parenting practices in a comfortable environment and then teach and model effective and appropriate parenting skills. By supporting parents from pregnancy through infancy, Family Advocates can monitor and encourage participation in regular prenatal care, postpartum, and well baby care. They help moderate crisis situations and assist clients in strengthening their family support networks.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCC not only provides services to families through programs such as Cribs for Kids and Early Head Start but is also working hard to make long-lasting change in the Philadelphia community for all families in the Southeast Pennsylvania region with their work in policy and research. It is an all-encompassing agency that is working diligently to affect change and provide a voice to women and children in the area and beyond.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have over twenty-fine years professional experience in the fields of maternal child health and early childhhod education. For over twenty of those years MCC has been a local, and often national, leader in policy and practice. MCC's growth from a small grassroots organization to a mid-size non-profit has been strategic, well managed and consistent with the needs of the communities it serves. MCC's staffing, organizational structure, financial management, and administration are efficient, effective and always in service of the needs of pregnant women, new mothers and children who are living in poverty. MCC stands out among non-profits on almost every measure. This is a non-profit worthy of support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When my grandson was two, he attended the EHS childcare program MCC offered at their south site. A therapist for another child, was in the classroom and noticed my grandson's behavoir. The therapist knew me, and shared her observations and suggested we have my grandson evaluated. I encouraged my daugther and Son-in-Law to do just that, my garndson was later diagnosed with ADHD. I applaued the services MCC's EHS program provided and the community partnerships they had in place. If not for MCC, and a therapist being welcomed in the classroom, my grandson may have went undiagnosed or worse mis-diagnosed. Instead he recieved services to assist with his continuing growth and development. He is now a third grader, on honor roll. Serveral years later when my daugther found out ,they were expecting again. Immediately after beginning prenatal care, which she knew was important, due to previous education and support MCC provided her, she called MCC and registered again!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

All in all, this is a great organization. I was most impressed by MCC's efficiency through the strategic break down of jobs, whether administrative or programmatic. At a time when most organizations are cutting back, MCC continues to expand both in staff, sites, and the number of families who benefit from their work. I've seen first hand the diverse communities that MCC serves, whether incarcerated women in Riverside Correctional Facility, new immigrant families, and many others in need. In all nine sites, MCC works in solidarity with women in the Greater Philadelphia area, helping them to raise healthier, stronger families and simultaneously to improve their own lives. There is a reason MCC has continued to grow for the past 30 years and I am glad I have had the opportunity to be part of their work.