MATERNAL & CHILD
Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) serves low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and their children who have little or no access to quality healthcare services, who face poor health outcomes, and whose children have health and developmental issues. The Fund’s operating grant will support all organizational expenses, as MCHC runs three programs throughout the County: Healthy Start, Family Benefits Program, and Kennett Square Family Center.
$20,000 General Operating
"Maternal and Child Health Consortium gave me motivation and encouragement …. They made me feel like I could do it."
Why This Project Matters
Northern, Eastern, Western Southern Chester County
23.8% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 are living in poverty in Chester County
According to the 2013 Health Profile, 9% of adults in Chester County lack health insurance and about 50% of women who enter the Maternal and Child Health Consortium do not have health insurance. Without health insurance, pregnant women and girls cannot access the regular medical care they need to stay healthy throughout their pregnancy and after their child is born. Core programs reach families who are facing hardships at a critical time in their children’s lives, removing the barriers that stand in the way of their child’s health and success.