Safe Babies Healthy Families
The Safe Babies Healthy Families program's mission is to support families to ensure safe and healthy children through education, support and resources ultimately ending destructive cycles that can last for generations. We offer prenatal services, childbirth education, parenting programs and play groups. Individualized case management is provided through home visits until your child is kindergarten ready.
To achieve this, we use a compassionate, holistic approach to mentor and assist at-risk families to create health, social and financial supports. These supports are critical to a safe and stable future. We match parents with a caring professional who acts as a life coach to help parents build skills and embrace opportunities that will create lasting, positive change. Ideally, we start working with clients during pregnancy, a critical time to address concerns and needs before the baby arrives to a period of crisis.
Our families remain in our program voluntarily until their child is kindergarten-ready. By partnering with parents who have endured hardships, we celebrate their success as they change the future of their children.
We strive to:
- prevent child abuse and neglect
- provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
- increase parent knowledge of early child development and improve parenting practices
- increase children’s school readiness and success.
Pregnancy & Parenting Information: 414-449-4444 This is an information and referral line to assist families with questions on available services and information in the community. No legal or medical advice is provided. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm. You are able to leave a message on a confidential voicemail after hours.
Free Labor & Delivery Classes
This program is designed for young women/couples, support people and single parents. The sessions focus on what to expect during pregnancy and delivery and provide valuable information on how to care for your newborn. We have two different options of FREE classes. One is four consecutive weeks, and the other is five, with the fifth class being a focus on Baby Care 101. If you attend all classes in the session of your choice, you will receive a free package of diapers and be entered into a drawing with the chance to win a larger raffle prize. These classes are in partnership with Women’s Health Services/Aurora Health and Healthy Start.
Registration is required, please register by calling Safe Babies Healthy Families at 262-548-4000.
Services provided through funding from the following partners: