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.
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.
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/
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.
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
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.
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/