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Children and Family Services

VNSNY offers services for infants and children who require home care for short-term (acute) and long-lasting (chronic) conditions, as well as for medically fragile children, children who may have developmental issues or special needs, and for high-risk families.

Maternity, Newborn and Pediatrics

The VNSNY Maternity, Newborn and Pediatrics Program (MNP) provides family-focused home care to newborns and children up to age 18. MNP services include short-term care for acute care needs as well as long-term care for chronic illnesses.

Working closely with families and physicians to ensure the best outcomes, MNP provides care for children with:

  • Complications of prematurity
  • Respiratory disorders (such as asthma)
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Seizure disorders
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Failure to thrive
  • Childhood cancers
  • Neurological disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Cerebral palsy conditions
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Palliative care needs

MNP also provides pregnant and postpartum services, including care for gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, and post-cesarean wounds. This program includes skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home health aide services, parent advocate and social work services, assistive technology, and parenting education.

Service Areas: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and parts of Nassau and Westchester Counties

Nurse-Family Partnership

Our Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) utilizes an evidence-based model of free, intensive, at-home nursing assistance to more than 1,000 low-income mothers and their children in the Bronx and Nassau County.

The program pairs a nurse with a first-time mother-to-be, starting as early in the pregnancy as possible and continuing to the child’s second birthday. The nurse:

  • Provides education to the mother
  • Monitors the mother’s and infant’s health
  • Promotes interactions between the mother and baby that foster the child’s growth and development
  • Works with mothers to become self-sufficient and guides them in continuing their education and finding employment

For more information, call 1-718-536-3789.

Service Areas: The Bronx and Nassau County

Bronx Fatherhood Program

The Bronx Fatherhood Program helps young, low-income fathers to understand the important role a father plays in his child’s life and provides emotional support to help these young men accept the responsibilities and enjoy the rewards of fatherhood. The mission is to ensure that all fathers who wish to be involved in their children’s lives get the chance to do so.

This program focuses on young fathers, many of whom are teenagers, to help them recognize they are not just financial providers but nurturers as well. Participants:

  • Attend twice-weekly support groups
  • Receive instruction in basic parenting skills
  • Are connected to resources and agencies to help them continue their educations
  • Get help finding employment
  • Contribute financially to their children’s support

For more information, call 1-718-742-7100.

Service Area: The Bronx

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