Programs & Services
Welcome Family (MA)
Free, 90-minute nurse consultation for mothers of newborns.
Meeting Street's Welcome Family program offers a free nurse home visit and follow-up support calls to all mothers with newborns living in New Bedford, MA. Welcome Family assesses mother and newborn health and well-being and provides education, support, and referrals to services as needed.
During your 90-minute visit, the nurse will answer your questions, provide a health check for you and your newborn, and provide information and advice about:
The nurse will ask questions to make sure you are doing okay. These might include:
Mom will also receive a free Welcome Family bag that includes a tote bag, rattle, book and other gifts for you and your baby.
The nurse or another person from the Welcome Family program will call you 2-3 weeks after your visit to check back in and make sure you have been able to connect with the resources and supports you need.
The Welcome Family visit, follow-up call and support are all provided at no cost to you.