First 5 Sonoma Empowers Moms to Succeed
New mothers facing poverty, social isolation, domestic violence and childhood trauma can struggle to cope with everyday stresses, putting them and their babies at risk.
First 5 Action
First 5 Sonoma's Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program helps new mothers strongly attach to their babies, develop resilience, and gain new life skills.
First 5 Impact
NFP is a model with proven life-long impact. Nurses visit low-income, first-time mothers every two weeks from pregnancy until the child's second birthday, forging strong personal ties with clients, who learn how to give children the best start in life.
NFP is proven to improve prenatal health and school readiness while reducing abuse, neglect and ER visits.
As babies grow up, NFP's lasting impact includes reductions in juvenile crime and substance abuse and improved odds for a healthy, productive future.
According to the RAND Corporation, every dollar invested in NFP yields up to $5 in reduced demand for future public services.
" I knew I didn't have any of the tools needed to be a mother," says NFP grad AnnJane Osburn. "As the baby grew inside me, I was plagued by the idea of having to abandon him. Nurse Tracy visited us every other week until Jackson's second birthday. Without Nurse-Family Partnership, I wouldn't have had the confidence to say I am a mother or to assume my rightful place in Jackson's life."