Friends of NYC Nurse-Family Partnership
Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership improves the lives of vulnerable mothers and babies by expanding the resources and programming of the renowned Nurse-Family Partnership program in New York City. NYC NFP provides a nurse to visit a first-time, low-income mother from pregnancy until her child is age two; the Friends add additional services, such as financial support for a mom's school or career expenses and group activities for moms that provide life-skills programming and opportunities for socialization. A Gen Two challenge grant will allow the Friends to significantly increase the number of educational grants it awards annually.
“When my nurse told me that the Friends' Heart's Desire Fund could help with my tuition and pay for a few months of Metro Cards, I thought she was an angel. Otherwise I would have had to take out a loan or skip a semester to get a job. I am doing my best to finish school quickly so that I can start on a career path to support my family. It is very challenging to go to school because I sometimes I have to take 4 trains each way. Now I have a lot less financial stress and I can spend my non-school time with my son."