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 third 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:
Prenatal and maternal health assessments
Health, safety, and nutrition education
Infant/child health assessments
Early childhood education
Infant/child developmental assessments
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
Early childhood programs
Substance abuse treatment
Did you know?
You can refer yourself to the Bright Start Program. Plus all services are free!