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Free program provides support, holiday cheer for first-time moms

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – United Way of the Coastal Bend hosted a holiday-themed drive-through distribution event on Dec. 6 for first-time mothers and their families enrolled in the organization’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program. More than 60 families were greeted by Santa and staff members as they drove through and received food, activities, books, and other supplies.

"We’ve been working remotely with mothers due to the pandemic,“ said Laura Drummond, Program Director for Nurse-Family Partnership. “This event gave us an opportunity to connect with them in-person, lift their spirits, and thank them for the commitment they’ve made to themselves and the NFP program.”

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free community health program that supports first-time moms by having specially-trained nurses regularly visit with them and provide support early in pregnancy through the child’s second birthday. The program has helped close to 400 families since joining United Way of the Coastal Bend in 2017, and serves women who are:

  • First-time mothers,
  • At or under 28 weeks gestation at time of enrollment,
  • Residing in Nueces County or live within 25 miles of the NFP office at United Way of the Coastal Bend (4659 Everhart Road), and
  • Meet certain income requirements.

Those interested in learning more or enrolling in the Nurse-Family Partnership program can visit

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