Nurse-Family Partnership at New Milford VNA

Empowering First-Time Moms

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based, community health program that serves first-time mothers and their families. By awakening the caretaker within each mother, we are able to improve healthy brain development and school readiness in children, prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen and empower families and break the cycle of poverty.

Nurse-Family Partnership is FREE for women who are pregnant with their first baby. When you enroll you will be connected to a registered nurse who will provide the support, advice and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and be a great mom.

Nurse-Family Partnership is FREE to eligible women.

Any woman who:

~ Is pregnant with her first child
~ Is pregnant 28 weeks or less
~ Meets income requirements
~ Lives within the service area where Nurse-Family Partnership is available
~ The father, family members and friends are welcome to participate in the program, but as       the mom, you are the main focus!

Your FREE personal nurse will support you to:

~Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
~Become the best mom you can be
~Learn and practice things that make you more confident as a mom, like breastfeeding,              nutrition, child development, safe-sleep techniques and much more
~Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available in        your community
~Continue your education, develop job skills or follow your dreams for the future

Mothers who participated in Nurse-Family Partnership experienced:

~ 48% reduction in child abuse and neglect
~ 56% reduction in ER visits for accidents and poisonings
~ 50% reduction in language delays of child age 21 months
~ 67% less behavioral/intellectual problems at age 6
~ 79% reduction in preterm delivery for women who smoke
~ 32% fewer subsequent pregnancies
~ 82% increase in months employed
~ 61% fewer arrests of the mother
~ 59% reduction in child arrests at age 15

Client Success Stories

Darian, Salinta & Armonie
Josiah, Mahogany, Stephanie

Contact Us

Call or Text (860) 488-5115

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