Mothers graduate from maternal child-health program

Nine mothers graduated from the Goodwill Nurse Family Partnership Thursday night at Imagination Station.

Posted: Sep. 6, 2018 11:28 PM
Updated: Sep. 7, 2018 9:01 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Nine mothers graduated from the Goodwill Nurse Family Partnership Thursday night at Imagination Station.

The free program is a way for low-income, first-time mothers to learn more about healthy living.

Goodwill says it's proven to reduce child abuse, substance abuse, youth arrests and infant deaths.

The goal of the program is to assist mothers in making smart choices that directly impact infant mortality.

Through the program, a Goodwill-registered nurse makes in-home visits to the expecting mothers starting in their first trimester up until the child turns two-years-old.

President and CEO of Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana Kent Kramer said nurses and mothers form a special bond during this time.

"[Goodwill] Nurse Family Partnership is important because of the outcomes it brings," Kramer said. "But it also connects these young families with education and employment opportunities and those are key outcomes."

So, hats off to these Grads!

Goodwill is looking to serve even more families in the Nurse Family Partnership.  

If you are interested in signing up for this free program or would like to refer an expecting mother, click here. 

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