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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help families who rent their homes get caught up on past due rent and utility bills. We compiled a program overview for our Healthy Start families, but anyone can access it and benefit from the program … so please help us spread the word!

Program overview in English: https://nurturekc.org/emergency-rental-assistance

Program overview in Spanish: https://nurturekc.org/asistencia-de-emergencia-para-el-alquiler

Thanks to the United Way of Greater Kansas City for working with local organizations to implement the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Also, a big thank you to these orgs for providing assistance: Economic Opportunity Foundation, Journey to New Life, Metro Lutheran Ministry, Greater KC Housing Information Center, Guadalupe Centers, SAVE and the Community Assistance Council.

We’re #StrongerTogether!

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It’s Nurse Appreciation Week. Did you know Nurture KC has 2 nurses on staff?

Raechel Blades, MSN, RNC–OB, helps moms in our Healthy Start program who need more specialized care to overcome barriers. Raechel operates out of Truman Medical Centers. Learn more about Healthy Start at https://nurturekc.org/solutions/.

Katherine Campbell, BSN, is our Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Program Coordinator. She leads a case review team to improve health delivery systems and save babies’ lives. Learn more about FIMR at https://nurturekc.org/issues/infant-mortality/.

Thank you, Raechel and Katherine, for all you both do!

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April has been a flurry of activity! Nurture KC has been featured across KC news stations for our COVID vaccine clinics, Black Maternal Health Week and education on safe sleep for baby. Check out this news coverage + meet our new Administrative Assistant + see where we’re at with key legislative priorities in KS and MO + more — all in our April 2021 Update. As always, thank you for supporting our efforts!

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Nurture KC is thrilled to welcome Erica Wilson as our Administrative Assistant. Her background includes administrative experience in education and healthcare. Erica is already hitting the ground running!

“I am excited to join Nurture KC because I have a heart to serve our community,” she says. “This organization does so much substantial work to lift up moms and babies who need it most … it’s inspiring! I enjoy the advocacy and research our staff works together on to push for health equity for families in the heart of KC. You’ll find me at our front desk, keeping things running smoothly, and serving as a liaison with our Board of Directors.”

Erica has an Associate of Arts degree from Johnson County Community College. Her hobbies include photography, volunteering and doing yoga. Also, Erica enjoys going on adventures with her family and dogs.

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