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The Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation provides funding for agencies located in very high need communities where other services are often limited or nonexistent.  Funded agencies are selected through a rigorous Request for Proposal process.  The Board of Directors reviews proposals and makes funding decisions.

The funded programs are able to engage young low income vulnerable expectant and new parents and connect them with needed services.    Funded services include:

  • outreach to parents who might not seek services,
  • assistance with access to prenatal care and health insurance,
  • crisis intervention and case management services,
  • information on breast feeding, infant safety, healthy child development and and positive parenting skills,
  • support for education and employment goals,
  • home visiting and parent support services.

Below you can see all the map locations of the  agencies currently funded by MECF. If you know what county you live in, you can filter the map by your county by selecting it in the first box. If you know what type of program you are looking for, you can filter the map by selecting it using the second box below. To refresh the map back to its default state, simply click Areas Served in the purple box on the far left. Clicking a map marker will display the address for each agency.

While viewing the map, double clicking an area on the map will increase the zoom. You can also increase or decrease the zoom by using the scroll wheel on your mouse or using the controls on the lefthand side of the map.

Below the map, you can find additional information for all agencies displayed. Clicking a marker next to one of the agencies in the list below the map will center the map on that location. Multiple markers at the same location or within close proximity to others may appear hidden. Zooming into that area will help focus on specific markers.

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Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center (BSFHC)
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BEDFORD STUYVESANT FAMILY HEALTH CENTER (BSFHC)

1456 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
http://www.bsfhc.org
Target: Kings County

BSFHC Successful Start

Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center’s (BSFHC) Successful Start: Home Visiting, Parenting Education Program for High-Risk Pregnant Families will provide comprehensive services to high-risk, hard-to-reach, underserved families through case management, parenting education, and optimal child development support, with particular emphasis on engaging hard-to-reach homeless families and teenagers.


Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES

191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://www.ccbq.org
Target: Corona, Queens

Casa de Apoyo Para Padres: Parenting Program for the Hispanic Community

 

The project will work with Spanish-speaking pregnant and parenting young women in Corona and Astoria, Queens. Target program participants will come from our Therese Cervini Head Start Center, Queens North Community Center, local churches/parishes, and local Hispanic community social centers. The program will provide parent education and crisis counseling. 

Catholic Charities of Buffalo
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BUFFALO

525 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
http://www.ccwny.org
Target: Erie County

Young Parents Program

The Young Parents Program promotes nurturing families through the development of young parents' knowledge and skill related to the children's development. Methods include in-home assessments and training, prenatal/parenting classes, short term supportive counseling and referral linkage. A community based model is used to afford greater accessibility to families.


Catholic Charities of Franklin County
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF FRANKLIN COUNTY

PO Box 896, 57 Rennie Street
Malone, NY 12953
http://www.cathcharities.org
Target: Franklin County

Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program

This program will provide parent education and support to pregnant and parenting women, partners, and children. The goal is to increase knowledge and skills in labor and delivery, infant and early child development, and parenting to promote physical and mental well-being of mother and child. The program will support young mothers during pregnancy by establishing positive behaviors for healthy delivery and promoting nurturing, safe environment with quality parenting.


Catholic Charities of Livingston County
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY

34 East State Street
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
http://www.aboutcclc.org
Target: Livingston County

Community of Caring - Mentor Moms

The Community of Caring program provides counseling, parenting education, intensive case management, and transportation to necessary medical/mental health appointments to help ensure healthy newborns and healthy moms. Our Mentor Moms component matches trained volunteers with at-risk pregnant women for extra guidance and support.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ONONDAGA COUNTY

1654 West Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
http://www.ccoc.us
Target: City of Syracuse and Onondaga County

The Lullaby League

The Lullaby League provides pre-natal and infant care education and home-based therapy to both pregnant and parenting teenagers living in the City of Syracuse. The goals are to ensure the young woman delivers a healthy baby and receives the support necessary to bond and nurture her infant in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.


Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE

90 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801
http://www.catholiccharities.cc
Target: Nassau County

Regina Maternity Services

The Regina Mentoring Services supports stable living for previously homeless and at risk pregnant and parenting young women and provides parenting education by connecting young pregnant and parenting women with mentors from the community who encourage their development as workers and parents. The program offers educational workshops, recreational opportunities, and a caring, supportive relationship to the young women.


Community Maternity Services: Fulton/Montgomery Counties
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COMMUNITY MATERNITY SERVICES: FULTON/MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

23 Freemont Street
Gloversville, NY 10278
http://www.cccms.org
Target: Fulton and Montgomery Counties

Community Maternity Services

This program offers comprehensive case management services for pregnant and parenting young women, including counseling, advocacy, referral, health care monitoring, transportation, and childbirth and parenting education with the objectives of safety, health and independence for clients and their families.


Community Maternity Services: Schoharie/Otsego Counties Program
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COMMUNITY MATERNITY SERVICES: SCHOHARIE/OTSEGO COUNTIES PROGRAM

PO Box 753
Schoharie, NY 12157
http://www.cccms.org
Target: Schoharie and Otsego Counties

Community Maternity Services

The CMS program offers goal directed counseling, advocacy, monitoring and referral for prenatal and pediatric health care, parent education and transportation to needed services for the pregnant adolescent, adolescent parents and their children. We are a licensed adoption agency and will provide adoption counseling to appropriate clients.


Community Maternity Services: Warren/Washington Counties
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COMMUNITY MATERNITY SERVICES: WARREN/WASHINGTON COUNTIES

290 Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845
http://www.cccms.org
Target: Warren and Washington Counties

Community Maternity Services

CMS Case management services will provide the pregnant and parenting woman, her family, and the baby’s father, with information and referrals to meet their individual needs. This integrated program will provide pregnancy testing, assistance in accessing health insurance and prenatal care, counseling, goal setting, decision making, guidance, advocacy, health care monitoring, childbirth education, and transportation to medical and agency appointments and self-sufficiency skills. Services will be provided in an outreach mode, with case managers visiting clients in their homes, schools and other suitable locations.


Cornell Cooperative Extension Jefferson
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CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION JEFFERSON

203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
http://www.ccejefferson.org
Target: Jefferson County

Strengthening Family Foundations

Strengthening Family Foundations will utilize a variety of strategies to meet the diverse needs of young families, including teen parents, in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. A program educator will collaborate with community organizations and members of the target population to provide home visits and community workshops that include parenting, nutrition, relationship and financial management education, and information about adequate pre-natal and pediatric care, as well as educational and employment support.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties
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CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF ALLEGANY AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES

28 Parkside Drive
Ellicottville, NY 14731
http://www.ccealleganycattaraugus.org
Target: Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties

Baby & Me - Tobacco Free Program

The Baby & Me - Tobacco Free Program is an evidenced-based prenatal/postpartum cessation program which helps pregnant women quit smoking and stay quit 6 months postpartum. By reducing the rate of prenatal smoking, the program has successfully decreased the number of premature births and increased the number of babies born healthy weight. 


Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, Inc.
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DOMINICAN SISTERS FAMILY HEALTH SERVICE, INC.

279 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
http://www.dsfhs.org
Target: Mott Haven, Bronx County

Infant Toddler Teachers/Parent Aide Services

The ITPP Teachers/Parent Aides support pregnant and parenting women and their young children, helping the children progress in all developmental domains, through educational programs, developmental assessment, guidance and parent education. Pregnant mothers are supported throughout pregnancy. Objectives include pre-natal skills, positive birth outcomes, appropriate child development and supportive parenting skills.


Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.

31 West Main Street, Suite 300
Patchogue, NY 11772
http://www.eoc-suffolk.com
Target: Suffolk County

Teens as Parents

Teens as Parents is an innovative school based and home visiting parenting education program which encompasses parenting education and  labor, delivery and postpartum support services.  Sessions focus on early childhood development, empathy, early literacy and proactive parenting techniques rather than reactive ones. 


Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services, Inc.
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LITTLE SISTERS OF THE ASSUMPTION FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

333 East 115th Street
New York, NY 10029
http://www.littlesistersfamily.org
Target: East Harlem

Maternity Outreach Program

LSAFHS Maternity Outreach Program provides prenatal and postpartum assessment, education and case management, including home nursing visits, breast feeding consultation, child birth education, and a variety of parent groups. The focus is on healthy pregnancies and outcomes for mother and baby. Priority is given to the marginalized clients in the East Harlem area.


Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation
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MATERNITY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
http://mecfny.org
Target: New York State


Mercy Community Services
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MERCY COMMUNITY SERVICES

198 Oriole Street
Rochester, NY 14613
http://www.mercycommunityservices.org
Target: The City of Rochester and Monroe County

Building Healthy Families - Melita House

Mercy Community Services provides supportive housing to homeless pregnant and parenting teens. The program empowers young mothers to meet the physical and emotional needs of their babies, and to live self-sufficiently through education sessions incorporating evidence-based practices, and through the day-to-day practice of skills in our supportive community with 24 hour staffing to guide, mentor, and support.


MOMMAS, Inc.
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MOMMAS, INC.

1857 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
http://www.mommashouse.org
Target: Nassau and Suffolk Counties & Greater NY area

MOMMAS House

MOMMAS House is a mother-child residential program for pregnant/parenting women (17 to 23 years old) and their children. For approximately two years, the families receive a safe place to live, food, clothing, supplies, child care, counseling, advocacy and instruction in life skills, in order to achieve the goal of building strong, independent families.

 

North Country Family Health Center, Inc.
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NORTH COUNTRY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

238 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
http://www.childrens-clinic.org
Target: city of Watertown, Fort Drum, and communities of Jefferson County

Healthy Outcomes - A Teen Pregnancy Program

Healthy Outcomes is a program for teens and their infants.  The goal is to support teen mothers during pregnancy, help establish healthy behavious for a healthy delivery and encourage a nurturing environment for the child . 


Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
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OSWEGO COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

239 Oneida Street
Fulton, NY 13069
http://www.oco.org
Target: Oswego County

OPTIONS

OPTIONS provides services to pregnant and parenting teens (ages 15-21) in Oswego County to promote physical, emotional and intellectual growth of pregnant/parenting teens and their babies.  Services are designed to engage youth in early connection to prenatal health care and development of parenting and self-reliance skills. 


YWCA of Jamestown
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YWCA OF JAMESTOWN

401 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
http://www.ywcaofjamestown.com
Target: Southern Chautauqua County

YWCA TEAM (Teenage Education and Motherhood Program)

The YWCA Parents as Teachers (PAT) program will provide support and parenting education to "at risk" families in Southern Chautauqua County. Parent Educators will provide monthly home visits to families, promoting healthy brain development through the use of developmentally appropriate lesson plans and activities taken from the researched based Born to Learn curriculum. “PAT” also provides group meetings, developmental assessments and referrals.