This page offers free resources for our Healthy Start families to access at any time.
For new parents, yoga has several health benefits. It helps your body with flexibility, toning and strength, and helps clear your mind. Instructor Samantha Collinson, with Maya Yoga, leads these classes made just for our Healthy Start families. Start with the beginner class, then progress through the intermediate and advanced classes when you feel ready.
Looking for recipe ideas? Chef Davis with Davis House of Catering offers these suggestions with our Healthy Start families in mind.
Moms in our Healthy Start program experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, such as postpartum depression, are eligible to join our support group called Mother’s Voice. This virtual program is available free-of-charge by The Healing Corner KC. Licensed therapist Dr. Tamela Ross, PhD leads the monthly therapy sessions where our moms can openly discuss concerns about pregnancy, perinatal health and family life, and receive support. If you’re a mom in our program and are interested in participating, please contact your Community Health Worker.
Have a question about your regular diaper pick-up? Need to request a new crib and schedule an educational session on safe sleep practices for your baby? Or, need to request a new car seat and schedule an educational session on car seat installation? Please contact your Community Health Worker.
Help for families struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic is available through a new program funded by the U.S. Congress as part of the stimulus bill approved in December 2020. The program is overseen by the U.S. Treasury Department and administered by states, cities and counties in partnership with local community organizations. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help families who rent their home get caught up on past due rent and utility bills.