Nurse-Family Partnership Empowers Young Families

    [fa icon="calendar"] May 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff

    Jenny Kakasuleff

    Dianna Tolentino was referred to Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® program by her OB in 2013.

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    “Nurse-Family Partnership changed my life,” Dianna said. “I trusted Abby, our Nurse Home Visitor. She comforted and supported me throughout my pregnancy and beyond.”

    Dianna learned about a study at IU Health for pregnant women and was encouraged by Nurse-Family Partnership to participate. The study revealed complications that she otherwise may have never known about. She spent several weeks in the hospital, on bed rest, before delivering a healthy, if slightly early, baby girl.

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    “I would have gone through a large chunk of my pregnancy thinking everything was okay if I hadn’t participated in the study,” Dianna said. “Nurse-Family Partnership saved my daughter’s life.”

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    Abby also connected Dianna and her husband with TalentSource™, Goodwill’s job placement team, to help them find higher-wage employment. Dianna’s husband enrolled at The Excel Center, where he earned his high school diploma and an Early Childhood Education Certification. In 2017, after graduating from the Nurse-Family Partnership program, Dianna accepted a position at The Excel Center.

    “I want to give back to the community that has done so much to change our lives,” Dianna said. 

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    Do you know a first-time mom who could benefit from Nurse-Family Partnership? Learn more about enrolling.

    Topics: Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Education, The Excel Center, Success Story, Employment, TalentSource

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