About the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program
Available in Nueces County since 2012, NFP came to United Way of the Coastal Bend in September 2017 and has greatly impacted local lives in the areas of prenatal care and early childhood education. The program works through referrals from organizations like Pregnancy Center of the Coastal Bend and WIC, serving mothers who meet the following four requirements:
- Must be a first-time mother
- Must be at or under 28 weeks gestation
- Must reside in Nueces County or live within 25 miles of the NFP office (4659 Everhart Road)
- Must meet income requirements
Since its inception, the NFP has served over 400 families in Nueces County. The nurses currently serve 102 families.
NFP's Impact on the Community
Backed by 40 years of research and evidence-based methods, NFP impacts the community in the following ways:
- 48% reduction in child abuse and neglect
- 59% reduction in arrests among children
- 72% fewer convictions of mothers
- 56% reduction in emergency room visits for accidents and poisonings
- 67% reduction in behavioral and intellectual problems among children
See the special bond that NFP nurses develop with NFP mothers in an interview on our YouTube channel.