The Stork’s Nest program, originally launched nationally in 1972 is an incentive and educational program. The incentive is the establishment of a distribution site, the “Nest,” where expectant mothers, referred by cooperating hospitals, clinics, and health centers, can get necessary items such as maternity clothes, layettes and furniture at no cost. The educational component consists of seven sessions covering prenatal care, nutrition, drugs, alcohol and smoking, genetics, infant care and parenting.
Stork’s Nest program objectives are to:
- Provide incentives for expectant mothers to obtain early and regular prenatal care
- Provide clothing and nursery items for pregnant women who use community health services
- Provide educational opportunities for pregnant women to help them make informed choices and decisions relating to parenting, nutrition, and health
- Provide information and referral to community resources to enhance the physical and emotional well being of mothers and their families
The Stork’s Nest of the Bronx is a collaborative effort between the March of Dimes Foundation, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Epsilon Zeta Bronx Graduate Chapter, St. Barnabas Hospital and Union Community Health Center.
For more information about this initiative, please contact us at 866.841.9139×1121 or visit the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. International website.
Donations to the Stork’s Nest may be made at the Baby Shower/Open House or online at BabiesRUs.com. Our registry# is 45936778 Last name: Nest First name: Storks
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