Aid for chemically dependent, pregnant or early postpartum women

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.This grant is being transferred from the Martin Luther King Day Care Center to the Sikora Center. The grant will provide a support system for chemically dependent, prenatal and early postpartum women and their infants. The goals are to ensure a healthier mother and baby, lower infant mortality, and to break the cycle of intergenerational substance abuse. The objectives of the grant are: (1) provide comprehensive case management services; (2) educate mothers on parenting, nutrition, health issues, drug treatment and life skills; (3) provide child development services for infants; (4) ensure monthly pediatric assessment of infants; (5) transport mothers and infants for special services as needed; and (6) provide positive forms of recreation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $40,684.00

Awarded on: 5/27/1994

Time frame: 6/1/1994 - 9/30/1994

Grant Number: 24411


Sikora Center Inc.

613-615 Clinton Street
P.O. Box 477
Camden, 08101-0477


Susan N. Smith
Project Director