Pregnancy Services - Helping provide the best care for babies & their families
We assist young mothers and fathers and their families during pregnancy through the baby’s first year of life with medical referrals, education and counseling services. We support parents by teaching parenting and life skills, securing resources, medical care and, when requested, assistance with infant adoptions.
Join us for our Pregnancy Series where you can earn baby's clothes, gift cards, diapers and more! Call Colleen Kitowski at 713.874.6760 for more information.
PREGNANCY101 CLASS SERIES
TUESDAYS 4:30-6:30 pm
2615 FANNIN ST AT MCGOWEN
July 14th - Fetal Development
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester development
July 21st - Prenatal Care
- Doctor appointments, Testing
July 28th – Nutrition and Exercise
- Food groups, Healthy weigh gain
August 4th - Labor and Delivery
- Stages of labor, Timing contractions
August 11th- Comfort Techniques
Labor Positions, Relaxation
August 18th – Medical procedures
- Pain management options, Inducing
August 25th -Newborns
September 1st -New baby Care
- Signs of illness, Umbilical cord care, Hygiene
September 8th Car Seat Safety
- Proper installation, Common Mistakes
September 15th Understanding Breastfeeding
September 22nd - Bottle Feeding Basics
- How to make bottles, Warming bottles
September 29th – Postpartum Care
- After pains, Baby blues/postpartum depression
The program provides the following:
Prenatal and postpartum care through collaboration with St. Joseph Hospital, Women and Children’s Clinic and Doctor’s Hospital
Comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to assess the following needs: medical, nutritional, familial, emotional, vocation/educational, parental knowledge and skills, psychological, legal and financial; on-going individual, family, and group counseling regarding the pregnancy
Monthly support groups
Quarterly social enrichment activities
Monthly in-home education on prenatal, life skills, and parenting issues
In-home aftercare up to 1 year after the birth of the child
Appropriate referrals to other health and social services as required.
The staff works to ensure the births of healthy babies to healthy moms while working to establish self-sufficiency for all program clients. Participants can earn points to obtain needed baby items.
Clients will receive assistance in applying for Medicaid. There is no cost for clients eligible for Medicaid or who have private insurance.
Direct services are provided by licensed social work professionals.
Pregnant and parenting women of any age and their children from birth to 5 years of age, birth fathers and their respective parents, or family support system.
Social services are provided in the home and at the office at 2615 Fannin as McGowen, Houston, Texas 77002. Clients may live in Harris and surrounding counties.
TO access services/more info
Colleen Kitowski, 713.874.6760; Rendie Brown, 713.874.6576
713.526.4611; 866.649.5862 (toll-free)