Let's change the odds.

A fundraising campaign for Healthy Baby Network

Healthy Moms & Healthy Babies

Anitra’s story is the story of the everyday courage and leadership that so many mothers in our community display when they beat the odds to succeed.

 "I had just found out I was pregnant and I was sitting at the bus stop - I was homeless, no job, and I did not know how I was going to take care of myself. I had to go to a shelter, pregnant. 

I was sitting at the bus stop I saw an ad [for Healthy Baby Network] and I decided to call. It led me to Yolanda, [an outreach coordinator]. When I say she did everything and anything to help me succeed in life it’s because she had faith in me. I had no faith."

- Anitra & Alijah, 2017

Together, we have the power to change the odds for vulnerable moms and babies.

Where's Anitra today?

"I’m just taking care of little Alijah, and being the best mother I can be. I’m a pre-k assistant teacher at Volunteers of America and I’m going to school. I graduate in December at REOC [Rochester Educational Opportunity Center] for my child development associate credentials to become a lead teacher at the daycare center. After five years, I have two full-time jobs and I am not on any government services and it feels good."

Will you make consider making a donation today? Your support helps us...

  • reduce infant mortality
  • connect mothers with individualized case managers, and
  • ensure that all women have equal access to care--no matter their income, zip code, or race

At Healthy Baby Network, we believe the power to create a better future belongs to all of us. Thank you!

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About the Organization

Formerly the Perinatal Network of Monroe County, Inc., Healthy Baby Network strives to give every baby the opportunity to be born healthy by supporting vulnerable mothers and families. Through health planning, community leadership, outreach, and direct service, we are changing our community!