ABOUT

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national home visiting program that pairs specially trained nurses with first-time mothers. Visits begin in pregnancy and continue until the child’s 2nd birthday and focus on a wide range of topics depending on what each family needs. To be eligible for the program, women must be pregnant with their first child; less than 28 weeks pregnant at enrollment; live in Central Brooklyn, Brownsville or East New York; and eligible for WIC or Medicaid.

INFO

STREET ADDRES

774 Saratoga Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11212, and 1958 Fulton St., Rm. 401, Brooklyn, NY 11233

WEBSITE ADDRESS

www.sco.org

GENERAL PHONE NUMBER

718-257-7208

GENERAL EMAIL

CAN MEMBER CONTACT INFORMATION

Maggie Petrosky, Director; Office: 718 257-7208 Cell: 917.597.8226 Email: [email protected]

SERVICES

  • Pregnancy support: We help expectant women and their partners better understand how the body is growing and changing, how to be as healthy as possible during pregnancy, and help them prepare for the transition to parenthood.
  • Breastfeeding education/support: All our nurses are Certified Lactation Counselors which means they are knowledgeable and effective at helping women to successfully breastfeed.
  • Parenting support:   We provide information and guidance to help parents understand their infant’s growth and development as well as emotional support during challenging times.
  • Case Management: We help identify, refer and coordinate other services that might be helpful.
  • Coaching: Our nurses are skilled at helping families achieve their goals whatever they might be.
  • Parenting Community: Families are offered opportunities to socialize and partner with other families through center-based play groups, social outings and celebrations.
  • Early Childhood programs: SCO offers a wide range of other early childhood programs to help support parents with young children and ensure their readiness for school. Families are often referred to additional programs during their involvement in NFP or upon completion of NFP.