Year-round bilingual programming transportation to and from the sessions is available for our moms to be.
10:00 am – 11:00 am (Transportation)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Prenatal Education Session)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Transportation)
- Comenzando Bien, March of Dimes
- Partners for a Healthy Baby, Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug-Free/Healthy Lifestyles
NOSOTRAS provides holistic support services to pregnant Latina women to improve their probability of a healthy pregnancy. We help identify and eliminate barriers to reduce stress and anxiety as well as address the risk factors associated with the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). Latinas are high risk for ATOD use due to stress, isolation, discrimination, poverty, fear of deportation, language, etc. Our support services empower our “moms to be” by equipping them with the tools they need to understand their surroundings. Our services include, interpretation, translation, transportation, access to health care services and other programs related to increasing healthy birth outcomes. Our prenatal sessions teaches our “moms to be” about prenatal care, nutrition, birth control, safe sleep, the harmful effect of ATOD use, etc., to improve their probability of a health pregnancy.
Contact Adelante at (419) 244-8440, ext 219 for more information.
LEAMOS JUNTOS – “LET’S READ TOGETHER”
WEDNESDAYS (AGES 0-2)
10:00AM – 12:00 NOON
FRIDAYS (AGES 3-5)
10:00AM – 12:00 NOON
Bilingual and Spanish-speaking services.
• English and School Readiness
• Parent and Child Literacy
• Familial Communication
• Fostering physical, emotional, & intellectual needs of children
Our Leamos Juntos program provides educational programming to Spanish-monolingual young children ages 0—5 and their parents. Children engage in literacy and language activities that help prepare them for grade school. Parents practice the habit of reading with their child, participate in “Mommy and Me” classes, and learn skills to assist with their child’s developement.
Contact Adelante at (419) 244-8440, ext 211 for more information.
Mom’s Matter – “Las Mamas Importan”
A peer to peer parent engagement strategy
Mom’s Matter is a parent engagement strategy to strengthen protective factors in families with young children. Mothers enrolled in the program are provided with guidance, support and tools to improve maternal health outcomes and become more effective parents. Our Mom’s Matter Mentors help the participants learn the importance of engaging in pregnancy wellness practices, breastfeeding, early literacy thereby increasing quality time with their babies and young children. Interactions between the program participants and Parent Mentors occur in a community setting such as community centers, home, public library, etc.
Contact Adelante at (419) 244-8440, ext 218 for more information.
LATINO AND COMMUNITY LIAISON PROGRAM
The Latino and Community Liaison Program assists clients in the following four categories: housing, educational access, financial stability and other social service needs. These categories include but are not limited to assisting clients with navigating the divisions within city government, the Social Security Administration, Job and Family Services, analyzing the client’s income and expenses in order to create a budget, connecting them with homebuyer and housing seminars within the community, providing translation and interpretation services, as well as housing/foreclosure and credit counseling. Through this program, our Community Liaison is able to give case management and help develop an individual plan with each client in order for them to reach their individual goal and need.
Contact Adelante at (419) 244-8440, ext 212 for more information.
VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The VITA Program offers free tax preparation to people who make $50,000 or less. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. This program will be offered February through April 2014.
Call United Way’s 211 to make an appointment starting January 2014.