Thank You

DONOR IMPACT

Because of the generosity of foundation donors, we connecting expecting women to resources that assist in a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby.

HELP CHICAGO SOUTHLAND PARENTS

2,200+

Babypalooza

300+

women assisted with
prenatal resources

created, which is a community fair
for expecting families that connects
them to local organizations

diaper bags distributed,
packed with baby items for
beginning stages of parenthood

“The Drive-Thru Baby Shower is a beautiful event that happens every single year. We’re very happy to be here participating, helping underserved communities in Harvey and other neighborhoods. Each gift bag helps that baby start their life.”

SHANICE WILLIAMS, INGALLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

PURPOSE

The Healthy Baby Network is a community out-reach program that includes a unique network of local healthcare providers, retailers, government agencies, schools and community organizations that work together to coordinate prenatal care, education and social services for pregnant women.

LOCATION

The Healthy Baby Network is located inside of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial on Labor and Delivery in Harvey, IL.

ACTIVITIES

Annual events include Babypalooza and a Drive-Thru Baby Shower for expectant mothers. Healthy Baby Network also provides Classes on breastfeeding, child birth preparation, and infant care.

COMMUNITY NEED

The need for increased access to prenatal care for poor and low income pregnant women is dire given the recent closures of four labor and delivery units in Chicagoland, including South Suburban Hospital in nearby Hazel Crest. UCM Ingalls and its unique Healthy Baby Network stand alone in providing labor and delivery and outreach services in a 15-mile radius. Patients experience a one-on-one meeting where needs are defined and patients are immediately connected to services.

HELP CHICAGO SOUTHLAND PARENTS