Nurses for Newborns provides a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills. We serve medically-fragile infants, mothers/caregivers with medical, mental health or substance abuse concerns, and teenage parents. We currently serve six Middle Tennessee counties: Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson. Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee is a division of the agency headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Money raised in Tennessee stays in Tennessee.
Families receive services in their own homes by registered nurses who are experienced in mother-baby health and who are trained in the NFN model. In addition to direct teaching and support, our nurses connect families with needed resources. We begin services during pregnancy whenever possible. Once the baby arrives, visits are more frequent. Families are served anywhere from a few visits to 2 years, depending on need. At times, we provide families with critically needed baby items. We maintain a donation bank with clothes, toys, diapers, blankets, portable cribs and formula. The donations come from community baby showers, school groups, churches and individuals. Volunteers get donated items ready for families.