Pregnancy & Parenting
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.
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.
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.
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.
MAN supported 2,952 parents, caregivers and children through their activities at the community centers.
Black Infant Health
Services to Black women to eliminate the disproportionate rate of infant mortality in Sacramento County.
Parents and caregivers who learned how to put infants to sleep to reduce Black infant death.
MAN supported 275 families who children attend school in the San Juan Unified School District.