A nearly $500,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families is giving expectant mothers in one middle Georgia county, an extra hand.
The System of Care, in Houston County, is putting the money toward a program called Nurse Family Partnership. Through NFP, low income and first-time mothers, will enter the program before their 28th week of pregnancy.
"We're going to be able to make like better for them," says Elizabeth Mitchum, System of Care Administrator.
They will receive help and guidance from a visiting nurse, all the way until the child's second birthday.
"To get that first experience of a colic baby. It's scary," says single-mother, Ashley Roberts.
It's a resource young mom's say, would make those nerve-wracking moments a lot easier to handle.
"Not so stressful is how it would have been. Especially with it being your first pregnancy," says teen mom, Miranda Britt.
This new program is expected to launch in April 2012. The goal is to serve 100 families in the community. For more information on getting involved with this program, you can start by contacting the Warner Robins Rainbow House. The number is (478) 923-5923.