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Maternal and Child Health Consortium

Who We Are

* Healthy Start: Reducing poor birth outcomes especially among babies born too early and too small that face negative long-term effects and disabling conditions results in fewer costs going to medical care and special education, lower school dropout rates, and less crime.

* Family Benefits Program: We provide enrollment to SNAP (food stamps) and bilingual staff of our Family Benefits Program enrolls participants in resources that are key to their families’ health and success.

* Family Center We equip parents with resources to provide their children with the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We screen children for developmental delays and link to Early Intervention services.

* Life Skills Program The Life Skills Program is approximately a four to twelve month program for Spanish-speaking families with children aged 0-18 who are involved with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

* Diversion Program Focus on families with children aged 13-18 who are at risk of becoming involved with the Chester County Department of Children, Youth, and Families due to parent-child conflict or acting out behaviors.

* Information and Referral Information and Referral Specialist assists individuals and families in the Coatesville area with referral assistance to access services such as: Health Insurance and CHIP Housing Information Domestic Violence Information

* Phoenixville Language Access Project Provides Spanish/English interpretation services in the Phoenixville area at health and social service organizations.

What We Do

Since 1991, the Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) has been working to ensure that mothers in Chester County have the support, knowledge, and resources necessary for their children’s success. We work with struggling families at the most critical time in their children’s development – placing them on the path toward a solid future.

When women and families in Chester County can access the resources, support, and information they need to have healthy families, the entire community thrives. Children get the best start they can in life. Parents have the ability to raise their children to be healthy and do well in school. We create a strong workforce for our community’s future.

MCHC’s mission is to empower families to build a healthier and brighter future for their children, by overcoming the social and environmental barriers that lead to poor health in our communities. 

MCHC's vision is that families benefit from culturally competent health and education services within their community, leading to improved health outcomes, enhanced well-being, reduced health disparities, and lower health care costs.

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