Columbia St. Mary's Blanket of Love Program

 

Program Overview

The Blanket of Love program is a prenatal and parenting education program for young women, their spouse or friend and family. Blanket of Love creates a community of support through the combination of a welcoming meal eaten together, an educational presentation, and time for sharing with staff and other members of the group. Following the community meal, the group breaks out into prenatal education or parenting education.

Pregnant women receive childbirth education to help them understand prenatal care, labor and delivery processes and strategies for improved health of the mother and for the baby. Another part of the educational program is for young parents to help them understand their baby, the developmental stages to be expected, nutritional tips, infant care techniques and to address any concerns young parents might have. Friends and family are invited to join the single woman or couple in all aspects of the program.

Through the funding of March of Dimes during 2007, the first year of operation, the Blanket of Love served 60 young women (and their families) through prenatal education or parenting classes. The program was blessed to have healthy birth outcomes for a group of young women who otherwise would have had many challenges to healthy births.

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Program Schedule

The Blanket of Love program meets every Tuesday at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ at 3132 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The group gathers at 5:30 p.m. for the meal and educational and sharing meetings continue through 7 p.m.

Blanket of Love is co-sponsored by Ebenezer Church of God in Christ and is funded through the March of Dimes.

Donate to Blanket of Love

To donate to the Blanket of Love program, please click here and select "Blanket of Love" for your gift designation.

Patient Stories

Community Partners

  • Ebenezer Church of God in Christ
  • March of Dimes

Contact Us

Blanket of Love
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ebenezer Church of God in Christ
3132 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-793-0328

Although the meeting is regularly held, at times the group is on a field trip away from the church. So, new attendees should contact Julia Means, RN to be sure of the time and location of the meeting they wish to attend. The program is open to anyone regardless of obstetrician or delivery hospital. The program is free and there is no cost to attend.

Referrals

Julia Means, RN
Cell: (414) 793-0328

Mail: Ebenezer COGIC
3132 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212

 

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