Pregnancy & Parenting

Pregnancy & Parenting

Home Visits

Home visitation connects families with community resources, health education, and information.

School Readiness

School readiness helps link families to their local school districts and helps with enrollment requirements.

Parenting Workshops

Workshops designed to improve parenting skills are available at the Birth & Beyond Family Resource Centers, and other convenient locations in the community, in multiple languages.

Crisis Intervention

Each Family Resource Center site has an Intervention Specialist responsible for addressing the urgent needs of families that can spiral into a family crisis. The Intervention Specialist assists families with concrete support in times of need. Families receive advocacy and resources to address their immediate crisis.

Enhanced Core Services

The enhanced-core services encourage the development of relationships between parents and opportunities to connect with their community. These services include group exercise, self-defense, support groups, infant safe-sleep workshops, play-groups, car seat classes, parent leadership and after-school tutoring for kids, along with community celebrations and events.

Birth & Beyond Family Resource Centers

The Birth & Beyond Collaborative consists of Family Resource Centers located in nine neighborhoods across Sacramento County. Family Resource Centers are welcoming places offering a range of services, activities, and opportunities that respond comprehensively to the needs and hopes of local residents and families.

Family Resource Centers collaborate broadly across systems and provide effective supports based on a deep understanding of the community served. MAN operates its Birth & Beyond FRC’s within its community centers.

Arcade Community Center

2427 Marconi Ave., Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95821
916-514-8096

Firehouse Community Center

810 Grand Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95838
916-567-9567

Firehouse Community Center

Arcade Community Center

Black Infant Health

The Black Infant Health Program provides services to American-born African American women for the purpose of eliminating the disproportionate rate of African American infant mortality in Sacramento County. African American women experience two-and-a-half times the rate of infant deaths compared to any other racial and ethnic groups in our community.

The Black Infant Health Program provides a support group, titled Motherly,  that encourages empowerment and social support in the context of a life-course perspective. Motherly is here to support African American mothers through providing a safe space of community, sisterhood, and resources to aid in African American mothers having a healthy pregnancy. Additionally, life planning sessions are provided to ensure access to community and health-related services. The services provided by the Black Infant Health Program are done in a culturally-responsive manner that respects cultural values while promoting overall health and wellness through a holistic approach.

Crisis Intervention Support

The Birth & Beyond Program offers a range of free and low-cost services to neighborhood residents and families with children under the age of 18 years old. We serve as a safe community hub with goals of equitably achieving neighborhood and family wellness.

Parenting Classes

The Birth & Beyond Program offers a range of free and low-cost services to neighborhood residents and families with children under the age of 18 years old, including pregnant moms and new dads. By providing health and safety workshops and social opportunities, we hope to serve as a safe community hub with goals of equitably achieving neighborhood and family wellness.

Car Seat Safety Support

The Birth & Beyond Program offers a range of free and low-cost services to neighborhood residents and families with children under the age of 18 years old. We serve as a safe community hub with goals of equitably achieving neighborhood and family wellness.

Child Development

Each Family Resource Center site has an Intervention Specialist responsible for addressing the urgent needs of families that can spiral into a family crisis. The Intervention Specialist assists families with concrete support in times of need. Families receive advocacy and resources to address their immediate crisis.

Domestic Violence Counseling

The enhanced-core services encourage the development of relationships between parents and opportunities to connect with their community. These services include group exercise, self-defense, support groups, infant safe-sleep workshops, play-groups, car seat classes, parent leadership and after-school tutoring for kids, along with community celebrations and events.

To Qualify

​Program services are provided to pregnant and postpartum African American women, 16 years and older, residing in Sacramento County. For more information, give us a call to visit our Instagram @BlackInfantHealthSacramento.

Workshops

African American history, Understanding and managing stress, Resources, and services in the community, Myths vs. medical facts related to pregnancy, Nutrition and exercise, Fetal development/danger signs of early labor, Breastfeeding, Parenting styles, Baby safety, Postpartum depression, and baby blues, Nurturing touch and its impact on bonding, Intimate relationship issues including improving communication, Sexual health, Planning for your future/goal setting.

Cost

Free!

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Parents Supported

MAN supported 2,952 parents, caregivers and children through their activities at the community centers.

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Black Infant Health

Services to Black women to eliminate the disproportionate rate of infant mortality in Sacramento County.

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Safe Sleep

Parents and caregivers who learned how to put infants to sleep to reduce Black infant death.

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School Families

MAN supported 275 families who children attend school in the San Juan Unified School District.

Making Parenting a Pleasure

Mutual Assistance Network provides a series of parenting workshops where parents learn effective parenting skills, including how to manage their own stress and how to positively discipline their children. In the Nurturing Parenting Program, parents learn about child development, empathy, discipline, and empowerment. Classes are available to expectant families; parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and fathers. the DARE to be You workshops parents learn how to teach their children to feel better about themselves, communicate, be responsible, and make decisions.

All workshops are approved for Court Mandated Parent Education.

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