Making Mother’s Day better in our state
Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our lives and reflect on their hard work and dedication. Motherhood comes with its own set of challenges, but some mothers must also deal with issues such as poverty, unemployment and lack of education.
South Carolina consistently ranks as one of the poorest states in the nation and poverty is one of the strongest indicators of a child’s development. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is working to change these circumstances for mothers and families in Greenwood and surrounding counties. The program is voluntary and has a proven track record of improving pregnancy outcomes improving, improving child health and development and improving economic self-sufficiency for mothers and their families.
NFP pairs registered nurses with first-time, low income mothers to provide support, guidance and education during pregnancy and through the child’s second birthday. Upon completion of the program, participants are stronger women and caring mothers. This Mother’s Day, and each day, they deserve to be recognized and celebrated. For information about NFP, call 864-330-8243
Carolina Health Centers NFP Supervisor