Hamilton’s Mommy Talk: Lunch On Us program receives a 1,000 diapers to help new moms. This donation is thanks to the Catholic Charities Center for Hope Community Closet, located on Root Street in Flint. New mothers who attend the obstetrics (OB) and prenatal care program, and are Hamilton OB patients, will benefit from this generous gift.
Diapers, which are normally not a covered item by some programs or organizations, are considered an out-of-pocket cost for moms and can prove to be costly. Hamilton does provide diapers and wipes to moms after their postnatal OB appointment. Mothers have up to 56 days to be seen by their obstetrician after delivering.
“It’s is a gap filler,” says Amy Bacon, Health Educator and Mommy Talk program coordinator. “In the interim, some mothers may not have anything and we want to fill the gap.”
At Mommy Talk: Lunch On Us, the women are able to receive 25 diapers depending on their need. The diapers from Catholic Charities Community Closet range in size from 8 to 35 pounds.
Bacon says several organizations have partnered with Hamilton to provide other supplies and resources for expectant and new mothers. Those organizations include Michigan State University Extension, Hurley Medical Center and Genesee County Health Department.
Mommy Talk started in July of this year. The number of moms who attend has tripled since the first meeting.
New mothers can visit the Community Closet if they are in need of diapers. The center is located at 812 Root Street inside the Catholic Charities Center for Hope building.