Aunt Martha’s provides special support for new parents (first-time moms and dads), but we’re also here for ANY parent or family feeling the stress of having a new baby or infant at home. Our support services include home visits and coaching to help you: feel more confident as a parent, keep your home safe, and get other care and services around your community.
Home Visiting and Support for Families with Kids Age 0-2
Healthy Families Illinois (HFI)
Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) is voluntary home visiting program that helps new and expectant parents strengthen their family’s functioning and reduce their risk for child abuse and/or neglect. It is a prevention program designed to keep children safe and make sure families have the support they need.
Who can get HFI services?
You may be eligible for Healthy Families Illinois services if you are:
- Expecting a baby, or
- A new parent
What services are offered?
Home visitors help new moms and dads be better parents by teaching them:
- How babies grow and develop
- How to keep babies safe and healthy
- Good parenting skills
Parents also get help in setting and reaching goals for completing school and/or getting a job.
Building Block to a Healthy Beginning
Family Case Management
A program for pregnant individuals, those who have recently had a baby, and their infants.
- Are you pregnant or recently have been?
- Do you have a child under age 1?
- Are you on Medicaid or uninsured?
The Family Case Management program can help you:
- Find a doctor for you and your baby.
- Make healthy choices for your family.
- Learn about pregnancy and baby.
- Gain confidence as a new parent.
- Sign up for other helpful programs.
Family Case Management can connect you to other resources:
- WIC, SNAP, TANF, Medicaid
- Family Planning
- Health Teaching
- Pregnancy & Parenting Classes
- Breastfeeding Support
- Child Care
- Mental Health Counseling
- Job Search
- Smoking, drug, or alcohol programs
Supporting Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies
Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)
The Better Birth Outcomes program (BBO) is a prenatal education and support program that helps women achieve healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
This free program provides prenatal health education, linkage to and coordination of care with primary and specialty medical care and other social services, referrals to our free childbirth education and parenting classes, access to contraceptive services and overall care coordination to pregnant women with risk factors that lead to poor birth outcomes.
You may be able to get BBO services if you are pregnant and you have any of these risk factors:
- Medical condition (examples: diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, lupus, etc.)
- Smoking, Vaping, drug or alcohol use
- Previous miscarriage or premature birth
- Third child in 3½years
- Pregnant with twins or triplets
- History of HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases
- Over 40 years or under 15 years of age
- Previously/currently abused by anyone
- Previously incarcerated
- Previous/current involvement with DCFS
Addition services include referrals for medical and social services, arrangement for rides to health care, support services and pregnancy-related appointments, and care coordination.
Find the BBO program at Aunt Martha’s
In South Suburban Cook County,
call (708) 679-8102.
Support from Pregnancy to Your Child’s 5th Birthday
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) is for mothers and their small children, from pregnancy up to the child’s fifth birthday.
WIC can help you get:
- Important information about healthy eating and good nutrition
- Information about breastfeeding and breastfeeding support
- EBT Card (Electronic Benefit Transfer) to obtain healthy foods such as milk, yogurt, tofu, juice, eggs, cheese, cereal, dry beans, peanut butter, whole grains, and fruits and vegatables
- For partially breastfed or non-breastfed infants: infant formula, cereals, and fruits and vegetables
- Help in finding healthcare and other services in your area
Find WIC services at Aunt Martha’s
In Kane County (Aurora),
call (630) 859-6557.