FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 6, 2017
Contact: Marisol Baird
Cell: (505) 920-5939
UWSFC Prenatal Outreach and Education program receives $125,000 grant from SVHsupport to provide information and resources to expecting families.
Santa Fe, NM – United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) is proud to announce the receipt of a $125,000 grant from SVHsupport to provide information and resources to expecting families in Santa Fe County with the Prenatal Outreach and Education program.
UWSFC’s Prenatal Outreach and Education program connects pregnant women and their families with resources in Santa Fe County to support them during and after their pregnancies. The program also offers free “Preparing the Way” prenatal classes covering topics such as newborn care, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and hospital tours, each month.
SVHsupport is a locally managed nonprofit organization supporting projects that directly impact the health and wellness of the community, in complement to ongoing financial and strategic support for CHRISTUS St. Vincent. The Prenatal Outreach and Education program is intended to increase healthy births in Santa Fe County.
“UWSFC is happy to accept this grant from SVHsupport,” said Katherine Freeman, President & CEO. “Now, in its second year, I’m proud that the Prenatal and Outreach Education program has served over 130 women and their families in Santa Fe County.”
“Joining with and supporting UWSFC will ensure more Santa Fe mothers and children will receive the support and care needed to have a healthy and successful life,” said Dave Delgado, President and Board Member, SVHsupport.
UNITED WAY OF SANTA FE COUNTY BACKGROUND
Early childhood education and care is the sole mission of United Way of Santa Fe County, with a commitment to ensuring that every child receives an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. UWSFC is committed to engaging the entire community, bringing together people and resources to create opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Beginning in 2004, UWSFC has served approximately 6,000 families by using a two-generation approach, supporting both the children and families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
To learn more please visit www.uwsfc.org.