Community resources are available for families who need help
with a safe sleep environment, child passenger safety or other health resources
for their baby.
- Families seeking safe sleep or safe travel resources
can attend an education session at Catholic Charities Safe & Secure
program to receive either a free car seat or pack-n-play. No income
qualification requirements. For more information call (719) 578-1222.
Car Seat Checks
a Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- HCP provides local care coordination for individuals
from birth to age 21 who have special health care needs. This can include
offering information, connecting families to resources, and working with
the family to advocate for the child, identify and prioritize needs, and
develop a plan to achieve personalized goals. For more information visit our website.
- Parents and caregivers learn to identify and remove
common household safety hazards, increase positive behaviors and prevent
difficult ones, and identify and respond to common childhood illnesses and
injuries. This program is free, flexible and voluntary. For more
information call (719) 368-7005 or email [email protected].
- Public Health nurses provide home visits that improve
the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time
parents and their children in El Paso and Teller counties. Home visits
begin with women during pregnancy and continue until their child is 2
years old. It is free to all women who are eligible for Medicaid and
WIC and meet other income requirements. For more information visit our
Vista Community Health Centers
- Peak Vista's First Visitor program provides free,
one-on-one support for moms, dads, and caregivers in the comfort of their
own home. This program provides emotional support,
connects parents and caregivers with free community resources, and
shares information on health, nutrition, and safety focusing on safe
sleep, head abusive trauma and important developmental milestones. First
Visitor provides evidence-based materials with the focus to help make
Colorado the best place to raise a child. For more information call (719)
344-6639 (English) and (719) 344-7147 (Español).
- Guidance and resources for caregivers, grandparents,
and medical providers on safe sleep. For more information click here.
Education and Prevention Partnership
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends you keep
your baby away from smokers and places where people smoke. If you are a
smoker or you smoked during pregnancy, it is important that you do not bed
share with your baby. Also, keep your car and home smoke-free. Don't
smoke near your baby, even if you are outside. For free resources to help
you quit tobacco, visit www.coquitline.org.
(Women, Infants and Children)
- WIC provides qualifying women and children with
supplemental food, education on nutrition topics, and referrals to
community programs. For more information visit our website.