Nurse-Family Partnership enriches and transforms the first thousand days of life for babies born to moms living in poverty across the United States. We do this by partnering these moms with highly skilled nurses who empower them to become the best caregivers they can through regular home visits. The goal of this fundraiser is to help reach more moms than ever before.
Each year, 380,000 children are born to first-time mothers living below the federal poverty line. Many of these mothers are young, single, socially isolated, and without a completed high school education. Their children face significant immediate and long-term challenges to leading healthy lives and breaking the cycle of poverty, because their mothers lack the resources and knowledge to confidently create a better life for themselves and their children.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a national non-profit organization with a mission to empower first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based home visitation from highly trained and experienced nurses. Beginning during pregnancy, and continuing until the child is two, nurses are a lifeline to moms providing coaching, connecting them with resources, and making sure their babies are healthy.
Our program has strong evidence of outcomes related to both public health and poverty reduction, including reductions in child abuse and neglect and increases in the number of moms finishing school. We also have a positive impact on prenatal health in moms, which leads to babies that thrive. Babies in our program are more likely to hit critical milestones, like learning to speak, on time. This benefits entire communities, with every $1 invested in NFP returning up to $5.70 in social benefits.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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