5546 West Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 201
Lauderhill, Florida 33313
Phone: 954.765.0550

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County

This month, Volunteer Florida is proud to showcase the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County!
HMHBB is dedicated to reducing infant deaths by strengthening families through prenatal care, parenting, education and support services.
HMHBB advocates for improving access to health care, providing health education and family support, increasing public awareness of healthy behaviors, and helping parents and professionals understand how to prevent infant deaths and improve maternal/child health. The agency serves more than 5,000 individuals each year.

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#BuildingForBabies It truly takes a village! During the last year, HMHB of Broward has begun the process of finding a new home after twenty years of residing in a work space that was an in- kind donation. While this relocation will be an opportunity to provide more access to the critical services we provide, we are calling upon all of our supporters and partners, to assist us through this transition. We kindly ask you to become a supporter of our #BuildingForBabies campaign with either an in-kind donation of goods and/or services or a monetary donation. All sponsors will be recognized throughout our social media to include our website, along with having a plaque prominently displayed outside each area of our new home. Together, we can continue to make a difference and ensure that the services to the many lives we touch each day are not interrupted.

Attached is a Donation/Sponsorship form along with a list of some of the many items needed and opportunities to become a Sponsor. Thank you for your consideration and support.
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Volunteer Florida Announces $573,560 in Funding for Florida Nonprofits

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced today that it is awarding $286,000 in federal funding to 22 nonprofits and service organizations across the state. Each organization will receive a $13,000 grant. The nonprofits and service organizations will match the funding with $287,560 in local investments, bringing the total investment in Florida communities to $573,560.

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Featured Events


Butterfly Memorial Plaque

FMN 2016 Flyer REGISTER HERE

To commemorate those that are gone but never forgotten, a butterfly shaped Memorial plaque will be prominently displayed on the walls of our Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies home with the name and date or short message in honor of your loved one. Butterflies can be purchased for any loved one no matter what age.

The Forget Me Not Memorial Fund was established in 2003 to assist grieving families in laying their cherished babies to rest along with providing bereavement support. You may honor a friend or loved one by purchasing a Butterfly memorial plaque for $200.00. Our goal is to raise $20,000 on the 20th Anniversary to ensure every baby is laid to rest with dignity and respect. We look forward to recognizing you and your remembered loved one at this year's annual Forget Me Not Memorial Event. October 15, 2016 9:30-12:30 at the Long Key Nature Center located at 3501 SW 130th Ave Davie FL 33330

Butterfly Memorial Plaque Order Form
Sponsorship Form

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provides Graco Pack-N-Play cribs and education to families in need of a safe sleeping environment for their baby.

Cribs for Kids Intake/Referral Application

Letter of Monetary Support

Cribs for Kids
HMHB of Broward’s Cribs for Kids (CFK) program was the first CFK chapter in the state of Florida. Hundreds of Graco Pack N’ Play cribs are given out each year for infants whose families are unable to afford them. Too many infant deaths are caused by unsafe sleeping environments, and if the provision of these cribs prevents even one infant death, the program is successful. Mothers and other caregivers are provided with education on SIDS, SUID, Back to Sleep, and other vital sleep related information.
The CRIBS program is sponsored by the Children’s Service Council of Broward.
For more information and to apply, please contact Cribs for Kids program manager at (954) 765-0550 

Client Stories: Cribs for Kids
Earlier this year a father called the Cribs for Kids Program Coordinator, needing assistance with getting a crib for his daughter. During the presentation on safe sleep environments and crib safety, he asked many questions to make sure he understood the information. After the educational session, he left happy and confident about keeping his daughter safe. During a follow-up phone call, he mentioned that he always puts his daughter to sleep on her back in her crib, and how easy and convenient the pack and play is.

 A crib was provided to a new expecting mother of twins. The mother recently moved to the United States from Haiti. She did not have any knowledge of infant safe sleep practices.  During the presentation the mom stated that traditionally she puts her children to sleep on their stomach in her culture. She was not aware of SIDS/SUID and the reduction strategies. She stated that she would be sharing this educational information with her friends and family because putting babies to sleep on their back is not often practiced in the Haitian community.  In addition, Healthy Families Florida contacted HMHB of Broward staff to be a part of a safe sleep video for the Haitian population. The video featured information on safe sleep education, risks of SIDS, establishing sleep routine, coping with crying, and parent-child interaction activities.

A crib was delivered to a young father.  He recently moved from New York and gained custody of his 2 month old daughter.  He was a first time father and did not know anything about babies, crib safety, or infant safe sleep practices.  When he first moved to Florida he did not have anything for the baby, he would sleep with her in his bed or put her to sleep in her car seat. During the crib delivery, the Cribs for Kids Coordinator educated the father on crib safety and infant safe sleep practices. A home visit was conducted for a 30 day follow up and the crib was in the father’s bedroom, clutter free and the baby was asleep on her back

A crib safety and safe sleep education presentation was given to self-referred clients.  A young Jamaican mother came with her newborn and 4 year old daughter.  After the presentation she informed the Program Coordinator that she has been sleeping in the bed with her newborn and her 4 year old.  She also mentioned that her mother always puts her baby to sleep on his stomach, it’s "tradition."  She then stated that telling her mother about the education was the first thing on her to do list.  When the Program Coordinator called her for the 30 day follow up, the mother mentioned that she educated her mother about crib safety and safe sleep practices.  They both now follow safe sleep guidelines with her newborn for each bedtime.