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Pregnant Women/Children's Needs

WIC

  • 14 N. Market St.  Liberty, IN 47353
  • Ph: 765-458-5706
  • Hours: Thurs (1st) 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thurs (3rd& 5th) 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Breastfeeding support groups in Brookville, Connersville, Rushville, Liberty
    • Healthy Foods – vouchers
    • Nutrition Education – healthy eating, breastfeeding support
    • Healthcare referrals – doc, dentist, other, access to medical care

Indiana Department of Child Services – Union

  • 305 N. Main St.  Liberty, IN 47353
  • Ph: 765-458-5121
  • Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-800-5556
    Hotline Hours:
    24 Hours

Healthy Families – New Hope Services

  • Fayette, Franklin, Union, Rush Counties
  • 3039 N. 30th Ct. Connersville, IN 47331
  • Ph: (765) 377-7019
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm
  • http://www.newhopeservices.org/
    • Ability Services - vocational and employment skills, daily living skills, self-care, and community integration
    • Family Services - programs that offer food and nutrition counseling, parenting support, family planning services and more. From budgeting to handling the stress of parenting, our staff is fully trained to support parents in any circumstance. We can even provide guidance and counseling on raising a healthy child.
    • Support & education for families expecting a baby or w/children up to age 3

Firefly Children & Family Alliance

  • 2508 Western Ave. Suite E  Connersville, IN 47331
  • Ph: 765-827-2045
  • https://fireflyin.org/
  • Referral based (can be self), free & voluntary
  • Home visits & outreach  - for pregnant & children up to 18 years of age with no open DCS or juvenile probation cases
  • Community Partner’s for Child Safety (CPCS)
    • Pack 'n Play safe sleep workshops: receive free Pack 'n Play after tutorial
    • Car-seat safety programs / car-seat resource
    • Programs are non-emergency based. Make appointment in advance. May help with utilities, gas, & food if resources are available.

Community Care / Head Start

  • 302 Harrison Street Liberty IN 47353-1303
  • Ph: 765-458-7491
  • Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well. Families are encouraged to apply.
  • Diaper Bank – Providing supplemental baby diapers and wipes to families in need (size 1-6) and pull-ups. The 4th Thurs of every month or by appointment.

Y-Care Union Co.

  • Ph: 765-962-7504
  • After school care – school dismissal to 6 pm, K-5th Liberty Elementary
  • Accepts CCDF & limited scholarships available

EXCEL – Early eXperiences in Childhood Education and Learning

  • Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc.
    ‚Äč800 Mendleson Drive Richmond, Indiana 47374
  • Ph: 765-966-0502
  • http://www.achievaresources.org/excel.html Program Description: provides free developmental screenings for children 2 months up to five years old using ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) to determine if a child has developmental delay or disability hampering them in being ready for kindergarten. If delay appears, family referred to appropriate agencies that can help their child.
  • As assessment concludes, referrals and resources are provided within the community. Parents are provided a resource bag with age appropriate books and developmental toys, a resource book with drawings, songs, finger play songs and science experiments a parent can use to aid in their child’s development.