Family Support Programs

Our Family Support Grant Program provides infant cribs from Cribs for Kids(R)to families in need to ensure a safe location for their baby to sleep. These Family Support Grants also provide in-home lactation consultation that supports healthy infant feeding practices, continuation of breastfeeding, mental health support and parent-child attachment. Grants are also provided for respite … Read more >

Safe Sleep Going Home

Through the Safe Sleep Going Home Program we provide wearable infant sleep sacs and safe sleep parent education materials for families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Hospital staff then provide the sleep sacs to families at discharge to reinforce safe sleep practices when families go home. The NICU staff may also make a … Read more >

The Nurse-Family Partnership®

Nurse-Family Partnership® is a relationship-based program that partners highly-trained professional nurses with vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies. The program transforms lives through improved pregnancy outcomes, promotion of child health and development, and the encouragement of economic self-sufficiency for families. Invest in Kids selected Nurse-Family Partnership® as our first program because of its life-changing impact … Read more >

Primary Care Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement for Early Childhood Screening and Referral: This initiative helps physicians to improve their developmental screening, referral and follow-up practices to promote optimal early childhood development. Quality Improvement for Pregnancy-Related Depression: This initiative helps primary care practices to improve their pregnancy-related depression screening, referral and follow-up practices. Studies show that maternal mental health can … Read more >

Seedlings

Seedlings is a 10-week parenting curriculum for new and expecting parents developed by specifically for Growing Home by a professor at the University of Denver. The class focuses on the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on young children and the vital role parents can play in buffering this toxic stress and impacting … Read more >

Car Seats

This program is dedicated to keeping children safe in a vehicle. Trained, certified car seat technicians will properly fit a child to an age- and weight-appropriate car seat, and instruct parents on the proper use and installation of a car seat. Last year, over 200 age- and size-appropriate car seats were given to families at … Read more >

Immunitzations

The goal of Montezuma County’s immunization program is to reduce the risk of vaccine- preventable diseases. A variety of immunizations are available for children and adults. Please call our office for cost and availability of immunizations. Immunization clinics are held Mondays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. by appointment or on other days as needed … Read more >

Northern Colorado Children’s Festival

The Northern Colorado Children’s Festival focuses public attention on the needs of Weld County’s young children and their families, and recognizes the early childhood programs and services available in the community. With the help of many other agencies, this event highlights children as the building blocks for our community’s future. The festival offers many forms … Read more >

Child Health Passport Program

This child health folder is issued by First Steps Early Head Start and Parents as Teachers Home Visitors during a “Welcome Baby” visit to all children born at St. Thomas More Hospital. Several health care providers participate in the project to promote early preventative health care. One purpose of the Passport is to help parents … Read more >