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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
  • 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

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