At the heart of every family is a built-in powerful force, fighting against generational cycles of crime, poverty, and abuse - and for better health and more vibrant communities.
How We Work
Our holistic program is relationship-based and participant-driven.
We offer professional in-home counseling and education, with wraparound programs and services that holistically address the unique challenges of at-risk mothers and their families.
Increasing Prenatal & Infant Health
Lowering Infant & Maternal Mortality Rates
Breaking Cycles of Poverty & Abuse
Decreasing Dependence on Social Systems
Building Stronger & Safer Communities
The science is catching up, with what we’ve been saying for decades.
Families need to come first.
New York Times | Nicholas Kristof
A Poverty Solution That Starts With A Hug
PERHAPS the most widespread peril children face isn’t guns, swimming pools or speeding cars. Rather, scientists are suggesting that it may be “toxic stress” early in life, or even before birth.
USA Today | Jayne O’Donnell
'Toxic stress' on children can harm their lifelong learning, mental and physical health
The more ACEs a person suffers as a child – divorce, domestic violence, family members with addiction – the higher the risk of problems later in learning, mental and physical health, even early death.
American Academy Of Pediatrics
The Lifelong Effects Of Early Childhood Adversity
Although debates about early childhood policy focus almost entirely on educational objectives, science indicates that sound investments in interventions that reduce adversity are also likely to strengthen the foundations of physical and mental health, which would generate even larger returns to all of society.
Read the article: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/1/e232