We believe that healthy moms leads to healthy babies,
which leads to healthy families and communities.

 

For the past 20 years, Step By Step has worked with the most vulnerable women and children in our community. 

We come alongside at-risk pregnant women, many of whom are facing poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, abuse, and other serious risk factors that put them and their babies at risk.

Our mission is to transform the lives of these women so they will deliver a healthy baby, embrace positive parenting, and establish a safe home.

For the past 21 years, we have helped moms break out of the cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect that they suffered and fight to provide a better future for themselves and their children. Every day, we help moms take positive steps so they will have a healthy pregnancy, deliver a healthy baby at a healthy birth weight, learn to parent positively, and establish a safe home for their children.

Protecting young children from adversity is a promising, science-based strategy to address many of the most persistent and costly problems facing contemporary society, including limited educational achievement, diminished economic productivity, criminality, and disparities in health.
— American Pediatric Society
 
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Our next step

One of the greatest barriers to the families we serve is an economic one. For disadvantaged women with young children, it is difficult to break out of the cycles of poverty and abuse that so many of them were brought up in. We want to help them obtain the skills they need in order to provide for their family and reach a place of self-sustainability.

Many of the mothers we serve are talented and determined, but they lack the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities. 

We have long sought the opportunity to expand the Step By Step program, in order to provide mentorship and job training for the women we serve.

This project will provide a place that celebrates family, encourages positive relationships and connections, and provides a vibrant place that will not only be a unique resource for the community, but will also leave a lasting legacy and improve the quality of life for all our families.