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Services for New Moms

We are taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of Lorain County residents and staff.  We will continue to meet the needs of our clients. For information on the following programs for you and your new baby - call 440-322-6367.

Cribs for Kids*

LCPH participates in the Cribs for Kids program.  This program helps parents and caregivers understand ways to keep babies safe while they sleep.  We provide Pack 'n Play portable cribs to families in need at no cost.  For information on this program and if in need of a Pack 'n Play,  call 440-322-6367. 

Mercy Resource Mothers Program

Specially trained, certified Community Health Workers (CHWs) help answer new moms’ questions. They give the support, guidance, referrals and information needed to make good choices for happy, healthy lives for mom and baby. Visit Mercy’s website for more details.

Moms & Babies First: Ohio's Black Infant Vitality Program** (formerly OIMRI)

This monthly home visiting program targets pregnant, high-risk, African-American women in Lorain County. Community Health Workers (CHWs) give free and confidential help to all pregnant African-American women. They follow families through the child’s first year of life. CHWs help moms find a prenatal healthcare provider. They also help moms enroll in Healthy Start, WIC, and other programs.

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*Partially funded by “Cribs for Kids” grant number 04710011CK0110 through the Ohio Department of Health.

**Moms & Babies First: Ohio's Black Infant Vitality Program is funded by the Ohio Department of Health and services are provided by Mercy Resource Mothers in Lorain County.