Healthy Families Central Harlem (Formerly Baby Steps)

Location: 2280 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10030
Funding Source: NYS Office of Children & Families (OCFS)

Eligibility: Eligibility is based on need; some exceptions may be made on a case‐by‐case basis. Services are provided until the child enters Head Start or reaches 5 years of age.

Income Requirement: None

Service Areas/Zip Codes: Healthy Families Central Harlem offers home‐based educational and supportive services for at‐risk new and expecting parents in zip codes 10026, 10027,
10030, 10037 and 10039.

Services Provided:
Healthy Families Central Harlem is a voluntary, primary prevention home visiting program that provides intensive home visiting services to new and expectant parents and their families who reside in Central Harlem. It is a Healthy Families America (HFA) program funded by NYS OCFS. The goal of this program is to prevent child abuse and neglect through the promotion of child health and development, positive parent‐child interaction and
family self‐sufficiency. Intensive home visiting services are provided to families who are pregnant or have a baby under three months old.

Contact: Samantha Donawa, Program Director
212‐690‐BABY (2229) Fax: 212‐690‐2296
24 hour emergency: 646‐295‐8845

Hours of Operation: Mon­Fri 9AM to 5PM

Healthy Women, Healthy Futures, (HWHF)

The Healthy Women, Healthy Futures program is a citywide initiative whose goal is to promote the health of women, children and families throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The HWHF program provides FREE birth and post partum doulas to the women of New York City.

Location: 127 West 127th Street, 3rd floor

Funding Source: New York City Council

Eligibility: Pregnant or up to 3 months post partum

Income Requirement: Low income

Service Area: Healthy Women, Healthy Futures at NMPP, serves women in residing in
Manhattan

Services Provided: Doulas are trained and experienced professionals who provide education, preparation, confidence and empowerment. Physical and emotional support to mom and partner, facilitate communication across the birth team. Breastfeeding support, support with mother‐baby bonding.

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Contact: Fajah Ferrer or Ekua Ansah Samuels‐ Program Coordinators

Tel: 212‐665‐2600

Hours of Operation: Mon‐Fri 9PM‐5PM

Family Health Connections (IMRI)

Location: 127 W. 127th St. New York, NY 10027

Funding Source: New York City Council

Eligibility: Men and women of childbearing age

Income Requirement: None

Service Areas/Zip Codes: Manhattan

Services Provided:
This Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative is funded by the New York City Council. NMPP is one of 5 Regional Perinatal Coordinating Bodies that delivers direct services to men and women of child‐bearing age, infants and children as well as technical support to other community based organizations. The Family Health Connections program provides case management, focusing on overall well‐being, reproductive health, education, job and career readiness, life and family skills. Family Health Connections also provides group and one to one breastfeeding education and support to moms, health education workshops and referrals for services. Services are available to families in the New York City area.

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Contact: Fajah Ferrer, Program Coordinator

Tel: 212‐665‐2600

Hours of Operation: Mon‐Fri 9AM to 5PM

Maternal Intentions

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Location: 127 W. 127th St. New York, NY 10027

Funding Source: Merck for Mothers

Eligibility: The Maternal Intentions Program works with women of childbearing age
(14‐44) residing in Harlem who:
● Are in the last trimester of their pregnancy or in the postpartum period (6 months)
● Have been diagnosed with a chronic disease (pre‐diabetes, diabetes, gestational diabetes, hypertension, pre‐eclampsia, obesity) and
● Have had complications in their previous pregnancy.

Income Requirement: None

Service Areas/Zip Codes: 10026, 10027, 10030, 10037. 10039

Services Provided:
NMPP’s Maternal Intentions click here to investigate program is funded by Merck click here to investigate for Mothers and seeks to reduce maternal mortality throughout Harlem. Maternal Intentions staff works individually (one‐to‐one sessions) and in group settings to help women manage their chronic conditions, adopt healthier behaviors, plan for their future, and transform their lives.

 


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Contact: Ekua Ansah‐Samuels, Program Director

212‐665‐2600

Hours of Operation: Mon‐Fri 9AM to 5PM

Maternal & Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC)

Location: 127 W. 127th St. New York, NY 10027

Funding Source: NYSDOH

Eligibility: Women of childbearing ages (14‐44)

Income Requirement: None

Service Areas/Zip Codes: East Harlem, Central Harlem, and Washington Heights 10026,
10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040

Services Provided:
NMPP’s NYSDOH funded MICHC was launched in 2013. The project focuses on increasing access to prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant and parenting women who reside in the Northern Manhattan community. This program also incorporates the Thrive project, which offers nutrition counseling and education, physical activity, and health and wellness interventions (e.g. wellness coaching and peer support group) that will effectively reduce the incidence of overweight and obesity and improve future pregnancy outcomes among women.

Contact: 212‐665‐2600
Hours of Operation: Mon‐Fri 9AM to 5PM

Northern Manhattan Head Start/Pre-K

Location: 529‐231 W. 155th St. New York, NY 10032

Funding Source: ACS/DOE

Eligibility: Children Ages 3 to 5 yrs

Income Requirement: Please call Program

Service Areas/Zip Codes: All NYC Communities

Services Provided:
Northern Manhattan Head Start/UPK is a non‐profit, ACS/DOE dual funded program located in Washington Heights and serving 185 preschool children ages 3 to 5 in a center based setting. Our primary goal is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other related services to enrolled children and their families. Additionally, Head Start provides:
o Full‐Day Program/Five Days per Week
o Nutritious Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks
o Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
o Certified Teachers
o Comprehensive Evaluation Services for Children with Special Needs
o Educational Dance & Visual Arts
o Enhanced Language Support

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Contact: Janice Gray‐Pierre, Administrative Director

Tel: 212‐926‐8264 

Hours of Operation: Mon‐Fri 9AM to 5PM

Greater Harlem Healthy Start (GHHS)

Location: 127 W. 127th St. New York, NY 10027

Funding Source: HRSA/MCHB

Eligibility: Pregnant and parenting women & men, with children ages 0 to 2 yrs.

Income Requirement: None

Service Areas/Zip Codes: Healthy Start serves the East, Central and West Harlem areas within zip codes 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10035, 10037, and 10039. We also serve those who may be displaced or living in shelters.

Services Provided:
This HRSA/MCHB funded initiative is one of NMPP’s long‐standing programs. GHHS offers case management, health education and other services for pregnant and parenting women & men, as well as infants up to 2 years old. The goal of Healthy Start is to support families in achieving a healthy baby, and in reducing infant mortality and morbidity. The program assists with advocacy, inter-conceptional care, prenatal care access, as well as safe sleep and parenting education. In addition, GHHS facilitates referrals for housing, public assistance, and WIC; counseling, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and other health education, home visits and escorts to health and social services appointments.

Within Healthy Start, there is our Thrive! Project­ This project offers nutrition counseling and education, physical activity, and health and wellness interventions (e.g. wellness coaching and peer support group) that will effectively reduce the incidence of overweight and obesity and improve future pregnancy outcomes among women.

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Contact: Caryl Blackwood, Program Director

Tel:212‐665‐2600

Hours of Operation: Mon‐Fri 9AM to 5PM