Local Non-Profit Provides Services For At-Risk Families
Scott Credit Union has donated $2,500 to help Nurses For Newborns in its mission to provide services to at-risk families to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect with in-home nurses.
Nurses For Newborns provides nursing services to promote healthcare, education, and positive parent skills to St. Louis area families who need it most.
“Scott Credit Union believes in making an impact in our communities,” said SCU President & CEO Frank Padak. “We believe in supporting families in a variety of ways and Nurses For Newborns is a perfect way for us to help in providing services to those in need.”
The families aided by Nurses For Newborns receive the healthcare, education and support they need so that every baby will be healthy, safe and nurtured in their home and able to fulfill their full potential, according to the organization’s website.
Nurses for Newborns was founded by Sharon Rohrbach, RN, and Robin Kinney in the early 1990’s. Rohrback was a nurse in a St. Louis, MO, critical care nursery.
She was frequently called to the hospital’s emergency department to address life-threatening illness in the infants who had just been discharged a few days earlier. Her vision was to start an organization of registered nurses that would make home visits to provide medical assessment of the infants and education for parents.
Rohrbach’s vision was to help people who are living in poverty that served as the catalyst for the creation of the agency. Nurses For Newborns has provided services to nearly 100,000 families.
“They have an impressive mission that provides incredible services,” Padak added. “We were extremely impressed with what they do and wanted to be able to help them in this mission in a small way.”
Nurses For Newborns accepts donations and seeks volunteers who are interested in helping provide services. For more information about the organization, visit their website.
“We are honored to make this donation and help do our part to support people in need in our community,” Padak added.