The Welcome Baby programme helps vulnerable mothers by providing clothes for the first 12 months of a new baby’s life, as well as a gift pack of food or food vouchers to help new mothers eat well in the first months of motherhood, and providing them with access to parenting information. Welcome Baby is a great way to engage with young families in your community and ideal to learn other community needs that could lead to future community programmes.
How it Works
As part of the programme, each mother will receive a clothing pack catered specifically for newborns, these packs will be returned and replaced with larger clothes every 3 months. Along with this, the mothers will receive a food pack and information on support services in the area along with other services outlined in the CTP Handbook.
While the supply of clothing is meeting the welfare needs of the family, there is an equally important feature of this programme, establishing a relationship with a mother or a family at an extremely vulnerable time in the life of the baby. It is the development of this connection that will become an important platform for this programme.
How to Apply
Before applying, it is essential to read through the CTP Handbook which will provide further information about your involvement and a cost breakdown. Once this has been done, complete and fill in the application form. If you would like any further advise or support, please contact the friendly team at ADRA today.