The Early Support Program is staffed by a licensed social worker (LISW) and a bi-lingual community health worker, the program serves all ten of our primary communities, also providing outreach beyond our catchment area due to the significant gap in services in the region.
The prenatal team will visit the home of a newborn-at-risk prior to birth and provides a mental health screening; connects mother with mental health services; connects family with meal services; offers lactation consulting; hosts the regional diaper bank; offers Sleep Safe certification and baby boxes; and supports expectant mothers with services unique to their situation through case management.
Aspire’s prenatal team also works with pregnant moms in recovery, helping to prepare women on methadone maintenance or those who have recently detoxed for birth. We help moms understand what their substance use means for their newborn and how to prepare. Aspire provides these services within area residential programs for moms undergoing substance treatment as well.