BabySteps is an outreach program of St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral whose mission is to welcome limited income (185% Federal Poverty), pregnant and parenting women and their families into a program of education and support as a primary prevention strategy to improve birth outcomes, improve the health of women and children, strengthen families and optimize every child’s developmental potential.
BabySteps opened in February 2003, and has enrolled nearly 1,000 women and their families. Working in collaboration with over forty community partners who focus their efforts on high risk pregnant women, new parents and children, BabySteps engages participants in a strategic incentive program to increase knowledge, empathy and support. The program promotes effective parenting skills, links participants to other available resources and provides a caring community to achieve healthy births and strengthen families. BabySteps believes that gains in each of these areas helps participants develop positive parenting practices to promote optimal child development and prevent child abuse and neglect.
To Learn more: Babysteps Year End Report 2011