Bs Program Overview

Program Overview

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Bright Start. Big Difference.

At Bright Start, we want every baby born to have the opportunity to thrive from the very beginning. We support expectant moms throughout their pregnancy and beyond, and help families create nurturing and healthy home environments. 

We are here to help you make the best choices for you and your family, every step of the way, because a bright start can make a big difference in helping you be the best mom you want to be! 

Help for Mom

The Bright Start program is designed to help first-time expectant moms focus on their own health and well-being so they can have healthier babies. 

Home visits are especially helpful for first-time moms! One of our highly trained nurses will visit you during your pregnancy to share information about nutrition, ongoing prenatal care, home safety, and creating a positive home environment. Visits may also include goal-setting, building support systems, and can even address child care options and job training. 

Nurse home visits for first-time moms can begin anytime between the start of the pregnancy and two months after delivery. Once started, these visits can continue up to your child's second birthday. 

Participation in Bright Start is voluntary and free. It is designed to fit varied schedules and allows for personal preferences and needs.

Help for Baby

Doing what is best for baby from the very beginning - that's a primary goal of Bright Start! 

To help your baby, we offer you these services: 

  •  Home visits
  •  Prenatal and maternal health assessments
  •  Health, safety, and nutrition education
  •  Infant/child health assessments
  •  Early childhood education
  •  Infant/child developmental assessments
  •  Parenting education
  •  Mental health services
  •  Special events, including Mom-Swap Rummage,
     Easter Egg Hunt, and Christmas Party


Help for Families

Bright Start networks with other community agencies and can help link families with resources, including:

  •  Prenatal and postpartum medical care
  •  Pediatric medical care
  •  Family planning
  •  Early childhood programs
  •  Educational opportunities
  •  Substance abuse treatment
  •  Financial assistance
  •  Job training
  •  Housing

Did you know? 

You can refer yourself to the Bright Start Program.
Plus all services are free! 

Bright Start is supported by 

Sioux Empire United Way