Help for new Brooklyn mothers

Healthy Start Brooklyn | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Family Services Caregiver

Women who are pregnant or who recently had a baby can get help through Healthy Start Brooklyn. This program teaches classes on topics like pregnancy, breastfeeding, and calming a crying baby. Healthy Start can also connect women with a person to support them during childbirth.

How Can I Get Help?

Other Family Services Programs

Home visits for pregnant women and girls

NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Nurses provide support and give medical care and advice to women who are pregnant for the first time.

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

New moms can get home visits from health professionals to help with breastfeeding, health and safety tips, and connections to community resources.

Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Families can get information on creating a safe sleep environment for their baby and may qualify for a free crib.