UMC’s NFP Asks Community to Donate to The COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund for At-Risk First Time Moms Who Need Supplies for Their Babies

UMC’s NFP Asks Community to Donate to The COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund for At-Risk First Time Moms Who Need Supplies for Their Babies

 

Some were looking for work, others had jobs when the pandemic suddenly came and all was lost for more than 60 at-risk first time moms in the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Program at University Medical Center. The families struggle now to provide their babies with diapers, wipes, lotion and more. “Most moms were laid off,” said Valerie Watters, MSN, RN, CLC and Supervisor of the NFP Program. “Their partners aren’t paying child support because they, too, have been laid off. Both parents are struggling. Any item is appreciated much. Your donations not only help the mothers of NFP, but our community. The NFP Program pairs a vulnerable new mom early in her pregnancy with a UMC registered nurse. Each new mother receives continuous nurse home visits until the childreaches two years of age. The Program started in 2010 and is the only NFP home visitation program in El Paso.

“This is precisely what the COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund is about,” said Estela Casas, Executive Director for UMC and El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This is a great moment for the entire community to stand up for these first-time moms who have enormous courage against all odds.” Supplies can be purchased by clicking here: https://www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood/21149e26-37e4-425c-8329- 40a3f481d445/view.

Please contact Valerie Watters to drop off goods: 915-838-5143. Monetary donations to the Foundations’ COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund can be made through Anna Aleman, 915-667-8932, annas.aleman@umcelpaso.org. To learn more, contact Estela Casas, 915-487-7987, estela.casas@umcelpaso.org.