Resources for New Moms
Jordan Valley wants you to feel prepared for life as a new mom. We offer women’s health, pediatric and community services for you and your little one. Our team provides you with education and guidance in preparation for your baby’s birth and support after your baby is born. Below you will find resources from area organizations.
CoxHealth offers a free BabyBeginnings app. The app includes information about the stages of pregnancy, breastfeeding and caring for a newborn. You can access it on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
Visit Website: https://www.coxhealth.com/services/womens-health/pregnancy/expectant-families/
The Doula Foundation is a nonprofit that helps pregnant women in the Greene County area. Doulas provide physical and emotional support for mothers before, during and after pregnancy. The Foundation offers prenatal yoga, breastfeeding education and postpartum support.
Visit Website: www.doulafoundation.org
The NEST Partnership is a program that provides free nurse visits for qualified families, both during and after pregnancy. Services are delivered in the home during scheduled visits. We answer questions, monitor blood pressure and weight, connect families with community resources and teach ways to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby.
Visit Website: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/3556/NEST-Partnership
Newborns In Need provides sleepers, gowns, onesies, baby blankets, quilts and soft toys to families in Missouri and Northern Arkansas. The organization also collects diapers and other newborn hygiene essentials for new families.
Visit Website: www.newbornsinneedspringfield.org
Springfield Public Schools’ Parents As Teachers offers early-childhood support. Parents As Teachers provides family trainings, offers education and performs annual development screenings. Families who have prenatal to kindergarten-aged children can benefit from the program.
Visit Website: www.sps.org/ParentsAsTeachers
The Pregnancy Care Center believes you deserve to know all of your options when facing an unplanned pregnancy. The Center offers education and support in addition to free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
Visit Website: www.417choices.com
The WIC Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental food packages for pregnant women and new mothers.
Visit Website: https://health.springfieldmo.gov/2910/WIC
Food, Clothing, Shelter & Transportation
Crosslines offers outreach services for food assistance, shelter and clothing. Crosslines serves children, families and seniors in Greene County.
Visit Website: www.ccozarks.org/crosslines/
The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks partners with over 100 agencies to give diapers to families who need them. Access to free diapers helps families pay other bills, reduce stress and improve quality of life for their baby.
Visit Website: www.diaperbankoftheozarks.org
The Grand Oaks Mission Center is a part of the Greene County Baptist Association. It offers food, personal hygiene items and clothing to people in need.
Visit Website: www.gbaptist.org/grand-oak
Harmony House gives survivors of domestic violence emergency shelter, meals and clothing. Harmony House also offers free support groups, counseling, childcare assistance and transportation assistance. Use the 24-hour safe hotline to speak with an advocate.
Visit Website: www.myharmonyhouse.org
When a family is in crisis, Isabel’s House provides immediate and safe refuge for infants and children up to the age of 12. Isabel’s House offers transportation, clothing, food, medical care and school pick up.
Visit Website: www.isabelshouse.org
The Legal Services of Southern Missouri offers assistance for domestic violence, federal and state benefits, housing, end of life planning, guardianship and more.
Visit Website: www.lsosm.org
LifeHouse Maternity Home is a residential program for homeless pregnant women and their young children. LifeHouse provides shelter, food, clothing and essentials for you and your family.
Medicaid covers transportation for emergency and non-emergency medical needs. If you don’t have a car or are unable to drive, Medicaid will cover your transportation to and from routine medical visits.
One Door helps those facing a housing crisis find shelter services. If you are homeless or at immediate risk of losing your shelter, One Door will meet with you to talk about your options.
Visit Website: www.cpozarks.org/programs/one-door
The local Salvation Army serves Greene and Christian counties. It offers food and nutrition programs, emergency shelter, transitional housing and worship services for women and children.
Visit Website: www.centralusa.salvationarmy.org/midland/springfieldmo/
Victory Mission partners with women to address issues impacting their lives. Women participate in classes, group counseling and skill building. Victory Mission also offers support for single mothers.
Visit Website: www.victorymission.com