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Family Navigator

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Pathways to a Healthy Pregnancy

Registered nurses provide free intensive care navigation, education and support for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and teens through the Pathways to a Healthy Pregnancy program. Navigators understand the wide variety of challenges that women in southeast Ohio may face. Our RN navigators assist their clients with linkages to social services such as WIC, home visiting, housing/shelter, food assistance, childcare and more. Assistance with medical needs can also be provided, including referrals for assistance with substance use disorder, mental health, dental care and pediatrics.

Compassionate guidance and resources are available to help women achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth outcome. The Family Navigator program helps women seeking to create or enhance a safe, stable and nurturing environment in which to take baby home.

Athens-area navigators provide services for women residing in or receiving prenatal care in Athens County. The Family Navigator suite is in Grosvenor West 012, down the hall from the entrance at the Heritage Community Clinic, located at 16 W. Green Drive. Clients can meet with their navigator at this location or at their OB appointments in Athens. For Athens County, call 740.593.0037 to enroll.

The Family Navigator program also has RN navigators working with program women in Jackson, Vinton, Morgan and Washington counties. For Jackson or Vinton, call 740.384.3722, ext. 22 to enroll. For Morgan or Washington, call 740.593.0044 to enroll.

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

Smoking cessation assistance is provided through the Baby & Me Tobacco Free program, which provides pregnant women up to $350 in Walmart diaper cards. Call 740.593.9780 to enroll.

Cribs for Kids

A safe place for baby to sleep and safe sleep education are provided through the Cribs for Kids program, which provides an Ohio Department of Health-approved Cribette and other sleep-related items. Call 740.593.0037 to enroll.