Baby Care | Community Health Workers’ Home Visiting Case Management Services | Resource Mothers | Healthy Start
Three Rivers Home Visiting Programs are designed to assure healthy pregnancies and children, especially for those at-risk. In addition to nursing case management, these services also assure that parents have the necessary skills to raise children that are physically, socially and emotionally healthy. All programs work together and with our other related services such as WIC (women’s, infants, and children nutritional services) and Women’s Health. Unfortunately, funding greatly limits our service area. If you would like to make a contribution to any of these programs, please visit our donate section. For further information, contact the person designated under each program below.
Baby Care is a Medicaid approved case management program provided by Three Rivers Health to foster safe, healthy pregnancies and babies. Case management services are provided by a public health nurse under the Division of Healthcare and Nutrition Services. The program integrates with our other support services. For further information contact Jennifer Filkoski, RN.
Westmoreland County Health Department
804-493-1124 X 19
Richmond County Health Department
Three Rivers Resource Mothers provides education and social support for pregnant and parenting teens. It is supported by both State and Title V funding. The Resource Mothers Program will serve teens through the age of 19 in all ten counties until their child reaches one year old. Goals are:
- Promote and encourage early prenatal care.
- Nutrition education during pregnancy to enhance healthy babies that are born with a normal birth weight
- Family Planning/prevention to delay repeat pregnancy
- Breastfeeding education, encouragement, and counseling
- Completion of High School or GED/Adult Education.
- Connect to Resources available for community assistance including WIC, Medicaid, TANF, and or other applicable services
- Provide information about child development and child safety for a stable and nurturing home environment for a healthy, happy baby.
- Reduce the incidence of infant mortality and low birthweight babies.
- Developmental screening of infants using the Ages & Stages Developmental Screen and early referral to appropriate services if needed.
- Work with teen mom to ensure her baby has immunizations
The Resource Mother will provide transportation to doctor appointments if needed and assist with needed baby supplies.
804-785-6154 X 17
The Healthy Start/Loving Steps program is designed to provide health education services to pregnant women of all ages in Westmoreland County until the child turns 2 years old. Services are provided in the home by trained Community Health Workers. There are no eligibility criteria except being pregnant and having a desire to be in the program. Clients are referred to resources and services in the community that meet their needs. The community health worker is there to take them to medical visits, help them find housing, assist them with setting personal and employment goals and helping with other needs that might arise. They are mentored and supported through their pregnancy and screened for intimate partner violence, substance use, and depression. Developmental screenings are completed on the children throughout the 2 years they are enrolled as well as screening for autism.
Community Health Worker
804-493-1124 X 26
|Billie Jean Scott
Community Health Worker
804-493-1124 X 30